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    • kah22
    • By kah22 10th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    Burger Buns
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    Burger Buns 10th Jul 17 at 4:13 PM
    At the moment I'm trying to develop a recipe for a burger bun. The type the use in McDonalds and KFC but not necessarily those particular recipes - big and fluffy that's what I'm after!

    I've picked up the following ingredients from McDonalds UK site: (http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/food/buns/what-are-the-ingredients-of-the-big-tasty-bun.html)
    The McDonald's UK Big Tasty Bun contains: Wheat Flour, Water, Sugar, Yeast, Sesame Seed, Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed), Salt, Wheat Fibre, Soya Flour, Emulsifier (Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Mono and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Palm Oil, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid).

    While I understand the preservatives that they use are for longer shelf as a home baker I neither want or feel I need all of these.

    Has anyone here a McD or KFC bun type recipe that they could share

    Thanks for your time and any information you can offer will be greatly appreciated
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 10th Jul 17, 4:16 PM
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    These are pretty decent though less pappy than the commercially made ones http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/hamburger-or-hot-dog-buns-recipe
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    • kah22
    • By kah22 10th Jul 17, 5:50 PM
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    These are pretty decent though less pappy than the commercially made ones http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/hamburger-or-hot-dog-buns-recipe
    Originally posted by caronc
    Thanks for your post Caronc. I had tried the King Arthur ones but my taste testers: two small gran nieces and their parents agreed that there was something not quite right. Probably my fault 😋

    Perhaps I'll give them another try and hopefully I get a few more suggestions

    Kevin
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 10th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
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    Thanks for your post Caronc. I had tried the King Arthur ones but my taste testers: two small gran nieces and their parents agreed that there was something not quite right. Probably my fault 😋

    Perhaps I'll give them another try and hopefully I get a few more suggestions

    Kevin
    Originally posted by kah22
    They aren't quite the same but I think it will be really hard to replicate the commercial ones unless you can reproduce the Chorleywood process in your kitchen .......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorleywood_bread_process
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 10th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
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    You can get very light, fluffy and 'soft' burger buns using a method called 'tangzhong' - it's an Asian technique used during bread-making where you make what is in essence a water roux which you then mix into a dough. The idea is that the roux gives the bread quite a high water content so you get a more tender crumb and a bun that lasts really well. I don't have a recommended recipe but if you Google 'tangzhong burger buns' there are loads of recipes out there. I wouldn't stake my life on it, but I'd hazard a guess that something like this method is used on a commercial scale to make the long-life rolls for Macdonald's etc.
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    • By gonebust 10th Jul 17, 10:21 PM
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    Omg, I can't think why anyone would try to replicate a mc d bun, they are in my opinion , bloody disgusting

    Have you tried milk buns? My grandkids like them around a burger. I myself prefer a good sesame bun or a brioche
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    • By zippychick 13th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
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    I've made thriftladys bread rolls many times with success. They are very fluffy and professional looking. I couldn't say how much they are like the rolls mentioned, but they are fresh, tasty and worth a go

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    • By kah22 13th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
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    Half the fun I find in baking is trying new recipes, in this case burger buns. Personally I don't like McD, if I'm going down that road it's KFC I'd opt for; but it's a recipe for a light soft fluffy bun I'm really trying to replicate

    Zippychick nice to hear from another Nor-Irish
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    • By zippychick 17th Jul 17, 1:24 PM
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    Half the fun I find in baking is trying new recipes, in this case burger buns. Personally I don't like McD, if I'm going down that road it's KFC I'd opt for; but it's a recipe for a light soft fluffy bun I'm really trying to replicate

    Zippychick nice to hear from another Nor-Irish
    Originally posted by kah22
    yeooooooooooooooooooooo

    Honestly, let me know if you try them!

    When i first met my husband, one of our early dates was a day trip/picnic with two mutual friends. I baked these rolls, and made him Quornation chicken (haha) as filling. He was so impressed I baked them and commented on how "shop bought" they looked. His words were "i'm holding on to her, she feeds me"

    I'm no skilled breadmaker by the way.
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    • By calleyw 17th Jul 17, 1:28 PM
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    He was so impressed I baked them and commented on how "shop bought" they looked. His words were "i'm holding on to her, she feeds me"

    I'm no skilled breadmaker by the way.
    Originally posted by zippychick
    How sweet

    Yours

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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 18th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    How sweet

    Yours

    Calley
    Originally posted by calleyw
    What, that I'm a feeder and he's an eater??? Apparently on our second date, I turned up with homemade from scratch veggie tikka masala, pilau rice, and nan bread (bought), all tied onto the back of my bicycle with a bungee

    thank you, it was sweet.!
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