Baking a Better Bun


It is that time of year again when we are all anxious to get out our grills and fill our stomachs with the glorious tastes of summer.  Here in Minnesota, nothing says summer like a juicy hamburger with all of the fixings. With the Memorial Day just around the corner, why not beef up your holiday picnic with hamburgers served on fresh homemade buns made with Swany White Flour?  Try this quick and easy recipe:

What you will need:

  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups Swany White flour
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Making your buns:

1.) Dissolve yeast in a bowl large enough to mix your dough.

2.) Once the yeast is dissolved, add the oil and sugar, mix and let rest for about five minutes.

3.) Add the egg, salt and slowly add the Swany White flour until a soft dough forms.

4.) Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.  This should take about 3-5 minutes.

5.) Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and make them into balls.

6.) Place dough balls onto a greased baking sheet about 3″ apart.

7.) Cover the buns and let them rest for about 10 minutes.

8.) Bake at buns 425° for about 8-12 minutes or until they reach a golden brown color.

9.) When baking is complete, remove buns from the baking sheet to a rack to cool.


**Will make one dozen buns.**