I’ve never been one to order an ‘everything bagel’ and I’m not quite sure why. After making these hamburger buns my life has been forever changed. Honestly these were the best smelling baked good to ever waft my home. OK, maybe not THE best, but quite possibly in the top three for sure. I knew I wanted to dress up my Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, so why not add the ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ topping?
You’ll want to jump over to my other post for a step-by-step photo tutorial. As I was making these, I almost felt like a professional baker. They turned out beautifully. I wish you could scratch-n-sniff your screen, because I’m telling you: words cannot describe how wonderful these buns smell!
Homemade Whole Wheat Everything Hamburger Bun
If you are familiar with the 'everything' bagel and love it, you will love this hamburger bun!
- 1 tbsp. active-dry yeast
- 1 c. warm water
- 1 c. milk
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tbsp. butter melted
- 4 tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp. salt
- 6 c. ground soft white winter wheat berries (whole wheat pastry flour)
- *See recipe below for 'everything' topping
In a small bowl, add the yeast to warm water and set aside for 10 minutes. In the bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together milk, eggs, butter, honey, and salt. Add the warm water with yeast and mix until combined.
With your paddle attachment add the ground flour and mix on low until the flour just incorporates with the wet ingredients. Once incorporated, switch to your dough hook and knead until your dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. If your dough is sticking add a tablespoon at a time more flour while it’s mixing. Your finished dough should be slightly sticky and spring back when touched.
Once kneaded, shape your dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Brush your dough with more oil, cover, and allow to rise until doubled in size for about an hour.
Once risen, divide the dough in half. Divide each half into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a tight ball. Place the balls on a baking sheet. Press slightly with a second cookie sheet and leave on for the second rise of 15-30 minutes.
Once risen, bake at 375 F for 15-18 minutes. *See recipe below for 'everything' topping. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Instead of using a tbsp. or two of oil for my bowl and the top of my dough, I just sprayed the bowl with my canned olive oil and also the top of my bread and it worked wonderfully!
Adapted from My Humble Kitchen
The 'Everything' Hamburger Bun Topping
This topping is an essential ingredient for making 'Everything' Hamburger Buns.
- 1 egg white whisked with 1 tbsp. water
- 2 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
- 2 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried minced onion
- 2 tsp. large flaked sea salt
- Combine seasonings in a small bowl. Brush the tops of your buns with a light coating of egg wash. Sprinkle the everything topping on each bun. Bake according to directions.
Adapted from Edible Perspective