Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns with Smokin Gourmet Burger

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Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns with Smokin Gourmet Burger


12 buns



Prep Time


Bake Time

13 to 17 minutes

Rise Time

60 to 80 minutes

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  • 1/2 cup warm water (100? to 110F)
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (100° to 110°F)
  • 3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all purpose flour


  1. Place warm water in large mixer bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved and let rest 5 minutes. Add whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, milk, butter and eggs; beat 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface; divide into 12 equal pieces. Form each piece into smooth ball. Place on 2 large greased baking sheets. Flatten balls to 3 to 4-inch rounds; cover. Let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 13 to 17 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet; let cool on wire rack.
  4. Optional toppings: Before placing rolls in oven, brush with a mixture of 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water. Sprinkle with Spice Islands® Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, or Minced Onions.
  5. Pictured with...
  6. Smokin' Gourmet Burger
  7. Makes 4 burgers
  8. Prep time: 15 minutes
  9. Grill time: 12 to 15 minutes
  10. 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  11. 1 tablespoon Weber® Gourmet Burger Seasoning
  12. 4 slices smoked Gouda cheese
  13. 8 slices cooked bacon
  14. 4 hamburger buns
  15. Gently shape into 5-inch burgers. Season burgers on both sides with Weber Gourmet Burger Seasoning.
  16. Grill over direct medium heat (350° to 450°F) with the lid closed as much as possible, until the internal temperature reaches 160°F for medium, 12 to 15 minutes, turning once.
  17. Top burgers with cheese and cook additional minute to melt cheese. Serve on hamburger buns, topping each burger with 2 strips of bacon.

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