+

Hamburger Buns

Hamburger Buns
8 to 10 buns Easy
Total: Active:
7 Ratings 

Ingredients (10)

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing the bowl
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories725
  • Fat61.89g
  • Saturated fat10.48g
  • Trans fat0.8g
  • Carbs37.56g
  • Fiber1.34g
  • Sugar5.59g
  • Protein6.29g
  • Cholesterol50.52mg
  • Sodium329.96mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (9 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Homemade buns take hamburgers from delicious to unforgettable. Milk, butter, and egg enrich this simple yeast dough, to yield soft, tender buns that manage to hold up to juiciness and condiments.

Special equipment: Though not essential, both an instant-read thermometer and a food scale make working with yeast doughs easier.

Tips for Burgers

Instructions

  1. 1Melt 6 tablespoons of the butter with the honey in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the milk and gently heat the mixture to 110°F, or until it feels very warm to your finger. Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle the yeast over the top, stir, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2Add the egg, flour, sugar, and salt. Attach the dough hook and knead on medium speed for 5 minutes—the resulting dough will be soft and sticky. Dump the dough onto the counter, form into a ball, and place in a medium bowl that you’ve previously oiled. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free spot until the dough has doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. 3Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Dump the dough onto a floured work surface. Divide it into 8 to 10 equal pieces (8 pieces will be generous-sized buns, 10 will be a bit smaller; a scale is great for dividing the dough into perfectly equal pieces). Roll each piece into a ball, flatten the ball, then place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
  4. 4Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Brush the dough balls with half of the melted butter. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until puffy, about 1 hour.
  5. 5Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. If you like, sprinkle the buns with sesame seeds. Bake until the buns are golden, about 18 minutes. Brush with the remaining melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

12 Healthy Cooking & Pantry Essentials to Keep on Hand
Guides

12 Healthy Cooking & Pantry Essentials to Keep on Hand

by Abby Wolfe | Eating healthy can be pretty overwhelming—so daunting, in fact, that you decide to ditch the whole...

Unique Chocolate Treats for Valentine's Day
Shop

Unique Chocolate Treats for Valentine's Day

by Jen Wheeler | Move over, Russell Stover. For choosy chocolate lovers, common candies just won't do. If your girlfriend...

Swoon-Worthy Pink & Red Kitchen Gifts for Valentine's Day
Shop

Swoon-Worthy Pink & Red Kitchen Gifts for Valentine's Day

by Amy Schulman | Valentine’s Day is replete with plenty of bouquets of roses and heart-shaped boxes filled with truffles...