Easy Homemade Burger Buns<< Back to list

Beef, Bread, Main Dish
1cupwarm water
3tbspwarm milk (105-110 degrees)
2tspactive, dry yeast
1large egg
3cupsbread flour
1/3cupall-purpose flour
2tbspunsalted butter, softened
1large egg
Sesame seeds
  1. In a glass measuring cup, combine one cup warm water, the milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about five minutes. Meanwhile, beat one egg.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flours with salt. Add butter and rub into flour between your fingers, making crumbs. Using a dough scraper, stir in yeast mixture and beaten egg until a dough forms. Scrape dough onto clean, well-floured counter and knead, scooping dough up, slapping it on counter and turning it, until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. The dough will be on the sticky side so it can be a bit messy, but keep in mind that the more flour you knead in, the tougher the buns will get. Try to leave them tackier than you would a round loaf.
  3. Shape dough into a ball and return it to bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, one to two hours.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using dough scraper, divide dough into 8 equal parts. Gently roll each into a ball and arrange two to three inches apart on baking sheet. Cover loosely with a piece of plastic wrap lightly coated in nonstick spray and let buns rise in a warm place for one to two hours.
  5. Set a large shallow pan of water on oven floor. Preheat oven to 400F with rack in center. Beat remaining egg with one tablespoon water and brush some on top of buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using. Bake, turning sheet halfway through baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

8 servings

  • This is even easier if you have a bread maker or a food processor that combines the ingredients and kneads the bread for you.

    In my experience, these rise fairly quickly. Each rising time took less than an hour for me.

    My buns stuck to the parchment paper so I recommend either spraying the parchment paper or not using parchment paper at all.

    Sesame seeds can be found in the spices section of most grocery stores. They make the buns look professional (and somehow, they even taste better but I'm sure that's just psychological on my part).

    This recipe is hard to mess up. We accidentally added 2 eggs instead of one into the dough and we didn't have any bread flour so we just used all-purpose flour, and they were still delicious.

    [Carolyn Plocher - 2011-01-20 12:47:47]

Warning: You won't be able to go back to the store-bought ones.

Carolyn Plocher


Jan 20, 2011

Apr 7, 2012

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