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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12

This recipe yields 12 standard-size hamburger buns or 36 petite ones that are just right for serving sliders.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 5 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. kosher salt
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp. water
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk and butter and heat until the butter is melted, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to 105° to 115°F. Add the yeast and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Let stand for 10 minutes.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the 4 cups flour, the sugar and salt and beat on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the milk mixture and knead until the dough forms a ball, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium-low and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the mixer bowl, oil the inside of the bowl and return the dough to the bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 10-by-7 1/2-inch rectangle. Using a ruler as a guide, cut the dough into 2 1/2-inch squares. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, spacing the buns evenly apart, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

Remove the plastic wrap from the baking sheet. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until the buns are golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a bun registers 190°F, 14 to 16 minutes. Transfer the buns to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cut in half and use as hamburger buns. Makes 12 hamburger buns.

For slider buns: Follow the instructions above but roll out the dough into a 9-inch square. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares and place on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Position 1 rack in the upper third of an oven and 1 rack in the lower third and preheat to 400°F. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for about 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheets from top to bottom and 180 degrees halfway through baking. Makes 36 slider buns.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice burger bun, can easily be modified This is a hamburger bun recipe that has become the gold standard at our house. It's very nice if you make it exactly as directed, but we have found it also works well with modifications: 2:1 white to whole wheat flour, reducing sugar by 1/3, using half milk and half water, adding spices, etc. The information about how to prepare the yeast and add it to the other ingredients should not be modified, however, as it works perfectly as directed. And sugar should not be omitted, or buns won't rise well. These buns tend to be on the small size, fitting a 5 or 6 ounce burger perfectly. If you make half-pound burgers, consider making only 10 buns from the recipe. And if you want rounder burger buns, just fold under the edges and smooth out when shaping.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very yummy! These buns were great! Very easy to make. I received a KitchenAid Mixer for the holidays and was looking for an easy recipe to make buns with. Usually I'll throw the ingredients into a bread maker, but that isn't feasible when only making 6 buns (I split the recipe in half). I cooked the butter too hot so I had to transfer it to a different bowl to cool off. They were thick but I look forward to having a new go-to for my veggie burgers!
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looked Great, Tasted Bland These buns turned out great looking, and based on the looks alone they would get 5 stars. It's not a big, light fluffy bun, but rather a flatter one with more substance and bite to it. The taste, however leaves something to be desired. They were very bland and flavorless, I prefer the flavor of the cheap $0.99 grocery store buns over these. I may try them again and see if I can find a way to add a bit of flavor or character to them, but otherwise they are a pass.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made a good burger GREAT! Easy to make and well worth the time. The buns are beautiful to look at and taste just as great. Will do again.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect hamburger Really nice recepie. Love to make homemade burgers to get off the box. Can creat alot of different stuff with it.
Date published: 2013-06-11
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