Homemade Hamburger Buns

I’ve always had trouble finding a good hamburger bun for my high quality burgers, so I don’t know why it never occurred to me to make my own. Now, I finally have, and this recipe is pretty easy and super impressive.

I found this recipe from yourhomebasedmom.com and I have also included below, along with a couple other tips.

This can all be done in your stand mixer. Just proof the yeast and then add the rest of the ingredients in on speed 2 as it comes together. Finish the kneading by hand (I promise it is actually fun) and then follow the rest of the instructions for the rises, forming, and baking.

Also, I’ve read that these can freeze well too. Freeze them as dough–just prior to the second rise, place the 8 pieces of divided dough on the cookie sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, then transfer to a zip lock for easy individual prep. Thaw and allow to rise (til doubled) and then bake as directed. Or, freeze them after completion–wrap each individually in foil then plastic wrap. Reheat in the foil at about 350 for 10 min.

I did find these to be just a touch sweet, so you may want to consider dialing back the sugar slightly.

Don’t just use these for burgers or hot dogs). Any kind of sandwich would be lucky to have this bun and get creative! We even added Nutella and ice cream to make an amazing desert sandwich…it was incredible.

INGREDIENTS

1 C warm water
3 Tbsp warm milk
1 pkg active dry yeast
3 Tbsp sugar
2 eggs, beaten and divided
3 1/3 C bread flour
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp butter
poppy seeds and/or sesame seeds for top if desired

INSTRUCTIONS

In a bowl combine warm water, milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit until foamy.
In a bowl combine flour and salt.
Add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers. It will form crumbs.
Mix in yeast mixture and 1 egg.
Knead until smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky.
Allow dough to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
Divide dough into 8 equal pieces and form each into a ball.
Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
Brush tops with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if desired
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown

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