spelt and whole wheat burger or slider buns

It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car. —Michael Pollan

whole wheat and spelt buns

I make my own burgers and I make my own burger buns too…simple, easy, wholesome and delicious.

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Spelt and Whole Wheat Burger or Slider Buns

(yields 12 slider buns or 6 burger buns)

  • 280 g white whole wheat flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 140 g whole spelt flour
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • about 300 g (1 cup plus a bit more) warm water
  • egg white or milk or cream for brushing (optional)
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Combine flours and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in sugar and salt.
  3. Mix in oil with hands.
  4. Pour in 1 cup water and start to form the dough, add more water as required to knead into a soft dough.
  5. Add a bit of oil and grease the surface of the dough and sides of the bowl.
  6. Cover and place in a warm spot for two hours.
  7. After the first rise, knead the dough and divide into 12 balls (6 if you want to make burger-sized buns).
  8. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet. (I prefer using a perforated sheet.)
  9. Cover with a cloth and let the dough rise again for another hour.
  10. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  11. When the oven reaches the right temperature, brush buns with egg white (or milk or cream) and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
  12. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until browned.
  13. Cool on a cooling rack.