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
- 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)
- Set a side a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt and yeast.
- In a smaller bowl, microwave the milk for 15 second increments until it is about 100°F or feels like bath water.
- 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).
- Add the egg, butter and 1 cup of the flour and stir until there are no clumps.
- 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.
- Knead for about 3 minutes.
- Transfer the dough ball into the bowl that you set aside earlier.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours until it has doubled in size.
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Shape the dough into balls and let them rise while the oven is preheating.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg and tablespoon of water. Brush the egg wash on the tops of the buns.
- Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
- 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!