- 1 c. water (warm about 110 degrees)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 c. white flour
- 1 1/2 c. wheat flour [or you can use all white flour with no problems]
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. shortening
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 3 T. yeast
- 1/2 tsp - 3/4 tsp. Shirley J dough enhancer [Use 3/4 if you use whole wheat flour, and 1/2 if you use all white flour]
- Place all ingredients in bread maker. Set to "dough" setting.
- When dough is finished, shape into a 12" long rope. Cut in half, and in half again, continuing until you have 8 pieces [for normal sized hamburger buns, I did small buns, so I did 16 pieces], or 12 pieces for hotdog buns.
- Shape into circles for hamburger buns, or into hotdog buns. Place on a sprayed cookie sheet and cover. Let rise in a warm place [I set it on top of my preheated oven] for 15 minutes, until doubled.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. When done, remove from pan and cool on a rack.
- Store in ziploc bags.
*If you don't have dough enhancer, these buns will still work out great. The enhancer just makes the dough more smooth!
Turkey Apple Sliders
I found this recipe [mine is altered to my tastes] on the 'net a while back. Unfortunately I didn't save where I got it from! I wish I could take full credit for this recipe. I LOVE this idea, and wish I had created it all by myself. I just changed it! Regardless, it's SO good.
- 1 lb. ground turkey [breast is best]
- 1 granny smith apple, chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/3 c. panko bread crumbs
- 1 T. worcestershire sauce
- garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- Swiss cheese slices
- Mix all ingredients together [except swiss cheese], until just combined, don't overmix. Divide mixture in half, and then in half again, until you have 8 equal portions.
- Form into small patties, putting a small dent in the center of each patty. [Like a thumbprint.]
- Spray our grill with non-stick spray [turkey, because it doesn't have much fat, tends to stick], and grill each patty until done. Because they are small, it shouldn't take long. When the burgers are done, turn off the heat and top each one with a small slice [or 2] of swiss cheese. Close the lid to the grill and let the cheese melt.
- During cooking, throw your homemade buns on the top rack of the grill, and toast the buns. If you are like me, you will more than likely burn at least 2 of the buns...so have extras on hand!
- Serve with desired toppings: ketchup, mayo [or ham butter, as my 4 year-old calls it], mustard, pickles, tomatoes, onions...
You don't really taste the apples in this 'burger'. It does give it a hint of sweetness and tang, but it really just helps the burger to stay moist. The swiss cheese balances it all out, so don't forget the swiss!!
Even if you once wore a closet full of Grateful Dead t-shirts, you can still make cute, non-trendy burgers.