360 ml Warm milk about 41 C or 105 F, 1 Egg large, 60 grams Melted butter 4 tbsp, 2 tbsp Sugar, 1 tbsp Instant dry yeast, 1 1/2 tsp Salt, 330 grams Whole wheat flour, 185 grams All purpose flour, 65 grams All purpose flour as needed, Egg wash beaten egg with 2 tbsp water, Sesame seeds or poppy seeds
In a bowl - add the warm milk, sugar, yeast, egg, melted butter - stir well and set aside until foamy. Place flour and salt in the mixer bowl (not the additional flour) Add in the yeast mixture. Do not add too much flour. Use a bench scraper or spoon to help remove the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about 5 to 7 minutes. without adding much flour. Use light pressure and knead with the heals of your hand Prove first time Place in an oiled bowl to rise for about an hour or more..until double in volume. Once double in volume. Punch down. Divide and form buns Divide the dough into 10 to 12 depending on how big you want the burgers. Let rest for 10 minutes. This will help with forming the buns. Form the buns and keep on the greased tray. Prove again before baking Cover with cling / plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 45 mins to an hour. Once double in volume... Apply egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds. Baking the buns Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C/380 F for between 15 to 20 mins (depending on size and oven) or until golden brown. Important - as soon as you take the burgers out of the oven - cover them with a clean kitchen cloth so the burgers will retain the steam and stay soft. Let rest for 15 mins before you remove the kitchen cloth or serve. Ready !!