Friday, December 3, 2010

Jalapeño Kaiser Buns

I am working on a copy cat of Red Robin's Burnin' Love Burger...

For starters we need a Jalapeño Kaiser Bun. I couldnt find any particular recipe so of course I struck out on my own!

1 TB active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups water(105-115 is best)
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 TB dough enhancer(optional)
1 TB butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt
3- 3 1/2 cups flour
2 egg whites
1 TB minced jalapenos

1-2 TB milk

Separate you egg whites and set aside 1 TB in a small bowl. Beat the remaining egg whites until stiff and set aside.

Directions for a kitchenaid mixer...easily adaptable for hand mixing though!

In bowl combine yeast, water, sugar and dough enhancer. Allow to sit for 5 minutes until foamy.

Add melted butter.

With beater attachment slowly add in flour.

About half way through switch to dough hook, add in jalapenos and egg whites and continue adding flour until it pulls from the side of the bowl. Knead until you have a smooth elastic dough.

Place in a greased bowl and allow to rise in a warm, draft free location until doubled(about an hour or so)

Punch down and divide into 8 equal pieces.

Roll each piece into a 8 inch circle.

Fold left half to the center to make a flap.

Turn 45 degrees and fold again.

Repeat once more

On the last flap lift the first one and ease the last underneath, press to seal the bun and I somewhat flatten it to spread it slightly.

Place upside down on a baking sheet that has been liberally sprinkled with cornmeal.

Allow to rise for 30-45 minutes.

Take remaining egg white and add the milk, beat well.

Paint each bun with the egg wash and sprinkle with cornmeal.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until the bun is golden and sounds hollow.

Cool, Slice and Enjoy!


  1. Yummy! Could I do this just as easily with a hand-held mixer?

  2. I think you could to a point but you would probably have to move to hand mixing/kneading after a few cups of flour so as not to burn out the motor of a hand held.