How do I get burger buns to be soft and fluffy rather than flat and dense?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by tiemu, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. tiemu

    tiemu

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    I follow several different recipes but my breads always turn out flat and dense, even if they rise during the proving.

    Today I mae burger bread using fake buttermilk (milk mixed with vinegar), butter, sugar and years. It looked great going into the oven but comes out small, flat and dense.
     
  2. lao0

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    Are you proofing them?
     
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  3. sdesforges

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    Can you provide a bit more detail about mixing, kneading, proofing, shaping, cooking temperature, etc.?  There are many things that can prevent oven spring.
     
  4. sdesforges

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    By the way, I am not so sure that the vinegar didn't kill your yeast. 
     
  5. wartface

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    If you want a really, really good hamburger bun make them out of a brioche dough mix. They are very yummy. There are lots of video's on YouTube about how to make brioche.