Homemade Hamburger Buns

 

When it comes to food, I don’t play around….Okay, I do when it has to do with chocolate…especially how much chocolate I load up on an ice cream sundae.

All jokes aside, these have got to be the greatest hamburger buns I’ve ever had in my mouth. AND I didn’t buy them at the store…AND it wasn’t that difficult or time consuming!

These were some serious buns. They were slightly sweet and are truly melt-in-your-mouth buns.

 

My Pops (grandfather) told me to watch it, because I’m spoiling my husband with all these homemade goodies. 😉 But he’s worth it! 🙂

 

Once the buns are filled with a burger (We enjoyed black bean burgers), cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and ketchup, you’re good to go! Yummy!!!

You’ve just have to make some for you and your family. You’ll go crazy and never buy hamburger buns from the store again!!! 😉

Homemade Hamburger Buns

slightly adapted from My Kitchen Addiction

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • sesame seeds (optional topping)

How-To

  1. Set a side a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt and yeast.
  3. In a smaller bowl, microwave the milk for 15 second increments until it is about 100°F or feels like bath water.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk to the sugar, salt and yeast and stir until the yeast and sugar are basically dissolved (a couple of seconds).
  5. Add the egg, butter and 1 cup of the flour and stir until there are no clumps.
  6. Slowly add in the remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour until the dough is covered enough to start kneading with your flour covered hands.
  7. Knead for about 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer the dough ball into the bowl that you set aside earlier.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours until it has doubled in size.
  10. Punch the dough down, reshape into a ball, recover, and let it rise again for another 1 hour, until it has doubled in size again.
  11. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  12. Shape the dough into balls and let them rise while the oven is preheating.
  13. In a small bowl, beat the egg and tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash on the tops of the buns.
  14. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  15. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the tops are golden brown.

Servings: 7-8 buns

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature….or freeze them! 🙂

 


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11 comments

  1. Those are gorgeous! Ok, bookmarked because I have got to make these soon!! Do you think shaping the dough longways to make weenie buns would work too?

    1. Yes….you can make hot dog buns or just small dinner rolls with this recipe too. 🙂 They are sooooo good! My husband is still talking about them!

  2. These look great! I’ve never made buns at home but will defintiely give these a try. They look totally store-bought, I’m impressed!

  3. I put the ingredients in a bread machine, and it is currently rising,, then I will form into buns and let it rise again. I hope it works out this way! About how much dough do you use to form your buns?

    1. I just made 8 buns out of the dough, visually sectioning the ball into 1/8ths. 🙂 I hope it works well in a bread machine! I’m dying to get a bread machine. Mmm! 🙂

  4. Ok well I formed them into buns – they are not all equally sized though lol. They seem to have risen good, so now just for the baking! I will let you know how they turn out, thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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