Instructions

  1. To make the dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients, and mix and knead them, by hand, mixer, or bread machine, to make a soft dough.

  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place for an hour, until it's almost doubled in size.

  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased surface, flatten it slightly, and divide it into 6 pieces, each weighing about 3 1/2 to 4 ounces.

  4. Roll each piece into a ball.

  5. Place balls into the greased cups of a hamburger bun pan, flattening gently.

  6. Cover and let rise until the buns have doubled in size. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375°F.

  7. Bake the buns for 10 minutes. Remove them from the oven, brush with lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with seed topping; do this quickly, or the seeds won't stick!

  8. Return the buns to the oven and bake for 5 to 8 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove from the oven, and cool on a rack.