About a week ago, I was reading a blog post on how to make your own homemade hamburger buns. At first, I was like…yeah right…it's so much cheaper to just go buy a pack of hamburger buns, but in my effort to do away with prepackaged food, I decided to try it.
This recipe was originally published on December 24, 2009. It has been updated with new photos and re-tested.
While buying a package of buns at the store is easier to do, this recipe does take a little time to make, but it's simple and easy and they taste so much better than storebought.
You can get your dough to rise more quickly by preheating the oven for about one minute. Then, turn the heat off and put the dough in the oven to rise.
Can I just say that this recipe rocks? I mean it totally ROCKS! My hubby wasn't for sure about these buns, until he walked in and saw what his supper looked like that night.
They turned out great! I love making my own bread. In fact, I have a whole list of easy bread recipes that you can find by clicking that link.
You can even make slider buns that would be perfect for my Everything Bagel Ham and Cheese Sliders.
If you like things a little spicier, you can even try my Jalapeno Burger.
Why Do I Need to Know How to Make Hamburger Buns
By being able to make your own buns, you never have to worry about the stores being out of bread or not being able to get to the store.
As long as you have your simple pantry ingredients on hand, you will always be able to make delicious recipes like this!
- 3 tablespoons warm milk
- 1 cup of warm water
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 large eggs, divided
- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 1/3 cups flour (more as needed)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a large bowl stir together the milk, water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit five minutes, or until bubbly and foamy.
- If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer and you would prefer to use that, you can.
- Add the salt, one egg, butter, and two cups of flour, and mix until combined.
- Add additional flour, 1/3 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and comes together into a ball.
- Touch the dough. It should be slightly sticky to the touch. Move the dough to a greased bowl, cover, and let rise one hour, or until doubled.
- After the dough has risen, gently punch it down to deflate it and divide it into twelve equal portions.
- Roll each piece of dough into a ball, then flatten the ball slightly with your hand. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Repeat with all your remaining dough pieces. Cover and let rise for one hour, or until doubled.
- When you are ready to bake your buns, place a metal or glass pan full of water on the bottom rack of the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon of water, then brush the egg mixture over the buns.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite sandwiches and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g