Everything Slider Buns

Yield 16 slider buns

Ingredients

For the burger buns:

  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast (1 packet)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp oil (vegetable, canola, or olive plus more for greasing bowl)
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Everything topping:

  • 2 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Add warm water to the bowl of your mixer and stir in the yeast & sugar. Let sit 5 minutes, until frothy.
  2. Add the oil & 1 egg to the bowl. Add the flour and salt, mixing on medium-low speed with the hook until the dough holds together, about 2 minutes. The dough should clean the sides of the bowl. If not, add additional flour by the tablespoon.
  3. Increase speed to medium and knead the dough for 5 minutes. Then transfer the dough to a large bowl that has been lightly greased with oil. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1½ hours.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half and then each half into 8 pieces. A kitchen scale makes this easy: 1.8oz for each slider bun.
  5. Roll into rounds and flatten with the palm of your hand onto the baking sheet; placing buns about ½ to 1 inch apart). Cover with a damp towel and let them rise for 20 minutes + oven preheating time. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  6. Mix all the ingredients for the Everything topping in a small bowl. Whisk the remaining egg with 1 Tbsp water. Brush the buns with the egg wash and sprinkle all of the Everything topping over the buns.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Store leftovers in a zip-top bag at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

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