Homemade Hamburger Buns

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns-Method

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade hamburger buns can transform any burger into something special.  They are so much better than typical store-bought versions.  I reduced the amount of sugar in a simple old-fashioned dinner roll recipe to make hamburger buns.  I have made mini buns for sliders, larger buns for regular-sized hamburgers and oblong-shaped buns for hot dogs.  And this is the bread dough that I like to use for pigs in a blanket.

Homemade Hamburger Buns
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 12-24
Make these buns for hamburgers, sliders or hot dogs or use the dough to make pigs in a blanket.
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 4½ tsp yeast (2 packages)
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup +1 Tbsp milk, divided
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 eggs, divided
  1. Combine the sugar, salt, yeast and 1½ cups flour in a bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup milk and the butter over low heat until the butter melts and the mixture is very warm.
  3. Gradually add the liquid into the dry ingredients, beating for 2 minutes.
  4. Add two eggs and ½ cup flour to make a thick batter.
  5. Beat for 2 minutes, then stir in 2 - 2½ cups flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Knead the dough for 10 minutes on a lightly-floured surface or with the dough hook of a stand-up mixer until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  7. Form the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl, first brushing the top of the dough on the bottom of the greased bowl so that it doesn't dry out.
  8. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it doubles.
  9. Punch down the dough and divide it in half.
  10. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  11. Cut each half into 6 pieces for larger buns or up to 12 pieces for smaller rolls. {I have had good luck using 3-ounce balls of dough for hot dog buns, 3-ounce balls of dough for hamburger buns and 1-2 ounce balls of dough for slider buns.}
  12. Shape the pieces into balls and place them on a greased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls and let them rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  13. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg and 1 Tbsp milk.
  14. Brush the rolls with the egg glaze and bake them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden.
  15. Cool the rolls slightly on a wire rack and slice them in half to serve as hamburger buns.


Recipe adapted from: The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook

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One Response to “Homemade Hamburger Buns”

  1. Elaine says:

    These were SO good. Thanks for sharing.

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