Spiced Burger Buns
Serves: 8
  • 1 dried new mexico chili pepper, soaked in hot water for 15-20 mins and chopped
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (~2.5 tsps)
  • ½ cup milk (I used 2%) (use any)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp butter for brushing
  1. In a bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast and let it sit until it foams up about 10-15 mins. In another big bowl, add milk,egg,oil,sugar and salt and chopped chili and stir until combined. To it add yeast mix and stir again. Now, add the flour to it and mix until well combined. Knead the dough for about 5 mins until soft, tacky and springs back when poked.
  2. Cover the dough and let it rise for about an hour or more until it doubles.
  3. Take the dough out of the bowl and break it into 8 pieces. Roll tightly into balls and let them rest or another hour until balls rise. Preheat oven to 375F.
  4. Melt the butter and brush the tops of dough balls with melted butter. Bake for 15-17 mins or until golden brown. Let it cool.
  5. You can use it the same day or if not using same day, keep them in airtight container.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/spiced-homemade-burger-buns/