Homemade Hamburger Buns

6 reviews, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Plan to make tonight!


2 cup Whole Milk
1/2 cup Water; warm (105 -115 degrees F)
5 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
2 ounces Butter; cut into small pieces and softened
2 large Egg; lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Salt
6 cup All-purpose flour; (up to 6 1/2 cups)

Original recipe makes 20



1. Bring milk to a bare simmer in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Remove from heat and let cool to 105 - 115F.

2. Stir together warm water, yeast and 1/2 tsp. sugar in bowl until yeast is dissolved. Let stand until foamy, approx. 5 minutes.

3. Add butter and ? cup sugar to yeast mixture and mix with paddle attachment at low speed until combined (it is okay if the butter does not entirely mix and is clumped slightly together).

4. Add warm milk and let sit for a minute. Mix until butter is melted.

5. Add eggs and mix until well combined.

6. Add salt and 4 cups of flour and mix, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.

7. Switch to dough hook and beat in two cups of flour at medium speed, scraping down the sides once or twice. If needed, add more flour in tbsp. increments to make dough pull away from the sides. Beat for 5 minutes more. Dough will be sticky.

8. Transfer to a large oiled bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in bulk, approx. 2 1/2 hours.

9. Butter two large baking sheets. Punch dough down and turn onto lightly floured surface. Roll out to about a 1/2 " thickness and cut into desired shapes - 3" rounds if available, otherwise 3" squares are fine.

10. Place on cookie sheets and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise until a finger pressed into the dough leaves an imprint, approx. 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

11. Preheat oven to 375 F.

12. Place buns in oven and bake until golden brown and sound hollow when tapped, approx. 14 - 20 minutes per batch. Cool completely before serving.

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The bread tasted good but was way too thick maybe less yeast next time?
Magana_Danielle 4y ago

Very good recipe but needed a lot of extra flour
fritz1952 6y ago

This was my first adventure into bread making, and it came out pretty good. Not an overly sweet bun, nice and light, holds together well with a nice amount of moisture in the finished product. The recipe doesnt note how thick to roll out the dough, I just winged it and aimed for 20 3.5" circles when I was dividing it out. It was about 1/4-5/8 thick when I cut it up. Was a pretty good recipe, I would make it again, but I am going to try and find a different recipe next time, just for variation!
ChefHoss 6y ago

It does make a very sticky dough, be prepared! The flavor is excellent, though, so it is worth the effort! I did have to add in additional flour, I wonder if humidity/climate had an effect?
angeny 7y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
cleverkt 7y ago

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