Hamburger/Hotdog Buns

This makes very nice homemade buns. A really nice touch for your hamburgers and hot dogs.

1 POUND LOAF

5/8 cup warm water

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons shortening

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/3 cups bread flour

2/3 cup whole wheat bread flour

2 teaspoons yeast

1 1/2 POUND LOAF

1 cup warm water

1 egg

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup sugar

2 cups bread flour

1 cup whole wheat bread flour

1 tablespoon yeast

Place all dough ingredients in bread pan according to you manufacturer's directions.  Select DOUGH setting.  When your dough setting is finished, turn out onto lightly floured surface.  Gently roll and shape into a 12 inch rope.  For ONE POUND LOAF: Divide dough into 7 pieces for hamburger buns or 8 pieces for hot dog buns.  For 1 1/2 POUND LOAF: Divide dough into 10 pieces for hamburger buns or 12 pieces for hot dog buns.  Grease a baking sheet.  Roll pieces of dough into balls and flatten for hamburger buns or shape into 6 inch rolls for hot dog buns.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 to 30 minutes or until almost doubled.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.  Remove and cool on racks.  These will keep in a plastic bag in the freezer for 3 to 4 weeks.