Sometimes Marty gets an idea in his head for dinner and he won’t budge on it. This past Sun night he wanted sliders something fierce! So I got to work on making lil slider buns. The patties were his department (But in case you are interested he souped up some Gimmie Lean fake beef with spices and fresh garlic and seasonings).
I recalled a bun recipe from an issue of Gourmet (RIP!) but I did not have 5 hours for rising and resting and rising time so I tweaked it.
3 cups flour
1 pkg yeast
1 tblsp salt
2 tblsp sugar
half on a stick of butter or 6 tblsp vegetable shortening
Put all of your dry ingredients in a your mixer.
Simmer the milk, add fat stirring until melted. Take off heat. Let the milk mixture get down to about 110 degrees. If using a mixer turn it to med speed and pour the milk in. Now let that thing go at it for a good few minutes, adding pinches of flour if necessary until the dough pulls away from the sides and is smooth. Put dough into an oiled bowl and cover with a cloth until it doubles in size. I left mine for one hour.
take the dough and cut off pieces about 2-3 inches in shape and roll into spheres. I got 17 out of mine. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap and let them rest for at least one half hour, I left mine for 45 minutes.
Bake these babies at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes keeping an eye on em’.
They should keep wrapped up for a few days. Tonight we are having the leftovers with fake BBQ pulled pork!