Quick, Easy, Low-fat, Half Whole Wheat Organic Hamburger Buns

(Hamburger Buns)

I am a devoted follower of FrugalGirl.com. She has some fabulous recipes, including one that she uses for french bread. I was in a pinch one day, and really needed some buns for dinner. I didn't want to take the time to heat up milk and melt butter for traditional buns so I tried this recipe. And it worked out great!!!!

Go check out her website for lovely pictures to accompany these directions.

Cheap, Quick, Easy, Low-fat, Half Whole Wheat Organic Hamburger Buns
(Makes 12)

2 1/4 to 2 3/4 Organic White Wheat Flour
2 1/4 to 2 3/4 Organic All Purpose Flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
4 1/2 tsps (2 pkgs) active dry yeast
2 cups warm water

1. In a mixer, put 1 cup white wheat flour, 1 cup all purpose flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. 
2. Mix it until it is combined. 
3. Add the water and mix briefly. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Turn mixer (slowly) onto medium speed and let it run for three minutes. 
4. Turn the mixer to low speed and add in one cup of white wheat flour. Then add one cup of all purpose flour. Add more of each flour until the dough is firm but not over-dry. The dough should not stick to the sides of the bowl anymore. 
5. Dump the dough on the clean counter that is dusted with all purpose flour. Knead for about two minutes. 
6. Throw it back into the mixer bowl (you don't need to oil it or clean it first), cover the bowl with a wet kitchen towel, and let it rise for about 40 minutes, or until it is doubled in volume. 
7. Punch down the dough. Dump it back onto the counter and form it into a ball. 
8. Cut the ball in half and reshape each half into a ball. Cut each ball into 6 parts. Roll all 12 pieces into balls.
9. Drizzle a little olive oil on your hands and gently squish down the balls until they are flat discs (3-4 inches in diameter). 
10. Set the discs on parchment-covered jelly roll pans. Cover the pans with wet kitchen towels. Let the discs rise for about 30ish minutes.
11. While rising, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
12. Bake on upper-middle and lower-middle racks for about 8 minutes. Switch the pans to the other rack (top to bottom, bottom to top). Cook until golden brown and cool on a cooling rack.

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