Blue Milk Bantha Burgers

I’m a nerd. A busy nerd. I meant to blog this recipe awhile ago, but I got so busy after May The 4th that I’ve been AWOL on here. I have since made this recipe again, this time excluding the blue. Such a wonderful recipe for homemade hamburger buns!

bm0Holy blue. It was pretty fun to make these, because my kids were eyeing me funny the whole time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

bm1The dough looked like play-doh!

bm2It’s pretty crazy that something this flat can puff up so much! Thanks yeast!img_1967Blue milk is all over Star Wars. Making a Blue Milk Bantha Burger was HILARIOUS! Even more fun to see everyone eating them at home! ๐Ÿ™‚

Recipe:

1 cup, plus one tablespoon milk, warmed (110 to 115 degrees)
Blue food gel dye
1 (.25 ounce) package yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 egg plus 1 teaspoon water for egg wash

Instructions:
In a heat-safe measuring cup, bring the milk up to temperature in the microwave (110 to 115 degrees is ideal), add the blue food gel dye to color, then the yeast, stirring until bubbly.

In the bowl of an electric mixer stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Use the dough hook to add the egg, butter, and slowly add the yeast mixture just until the dough comes together.

Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment.

Flour a surface and turn out the dough. Knead a few times then divide into 10 equal balls.

Place 5 to a sheet onto the prepped baking sheets, place in a warm space and let rise for approximately one hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash and bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

Once cooled, slice to serve and fill with burger fixings.

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