Jalapeno Cheddar Hamburger Buns
Recipe type: Bread; Buns
Homemade burger buns taken up a notch.
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3¼ cups all purpose flour (or use bread flour if you have it)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeƱos, seeded and finely chopped
  1. Combine water and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook (all these steps could also be done by hand if preferred).
  2. Add the oil, 1 of the eggs, and sugar to the bowl. Mix briefly to combine.
  3. Add the flour, salt, cheese, and peppers all at once and mix on medium speed until the dough forms a ball, about 2 minutes. Add an additional Tbsp of flour if the dough is sticking too much to the sides of the bowl.
  4. Knead dough on medium-low for 5-6 minutes, then transfer to a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover it with a damp kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1 - 1½ hours. (I like to turn my oven on for a few seconds then turn it off and place my dough in there - it is a perfectly cozy, draft-free environment for the dough to rise).
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and divide dough into 8-10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball with lightly floured hands and place about 1" apart on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Cover with a damp towel again and let rise another 30 minutes. Near the end of the rising time, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the remaining egg with 1 Tbsp water and brush lightly over the buns (you won't need all the egg wash, but definitely do this step for nice browning).
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving, or let cool completely before transferring to an airtight container for storage.
These buns keep well for a couple days at room temperature, or can be frozen for longer storage. They also hold up well to a light toasting if you think toasted tastes better!
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2012/04/jalapeno-cheddar-hamburger-buns/