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Homemade Hamburger Buns

You do not need to be a professional baker to make these homemade hamburger buns! These buns are simple to make and nothing is better than homemade bread!
Instructions for both by hand and using a stand mixer below.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
rising time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Baking, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Buns
Servings: 8 buns
Author: Kyle


  • 1 packet yeast, ~2 ¼ teaspoons
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • large eggs, divided...not separated
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • Sesame seeds


  • Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the yeast into the water and leave for 5 to 10 minutes until it starts to look frothy, then stir to dissolve.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, butter, sugar, 1 egg, and salt.
  • Add the yeast water and combine all ingredients with a rubber spatula.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 - 10 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth.
  • Grease a large bowl with the olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.  Turn the dough over once so that it picks up a bit of oil on both sides.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise for about 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, turn the dough out on a floured surface and divide the dough into 8 pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a flat disc about ½ inch thick and place each on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drape a piece of plastic wrap over the baking sheet.  Do not seal tightly.
  • Let the buns rise another 45 minutes to 1 hour until they have doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Beat the remaining egg with the milk.
  • Lightly brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash without deflating the dough.
  • Sprinkle each bun with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 15 - 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely, slice, serve and Enjoy!

To make using a stand mixer:

  • Fit your mixer with the dough hook. Put the warm water in the bottom of the stand mixer bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the top.
  • In about 5 to 10 minutes the yeast should start to bubble. (If it doesn't start to bubble by 10 minutes, the yeast might be dead. You need to start over with new yeast.)
  • Stir the yeast mixture then add the flour, butter, sugar, 1 egg and salt. Turn the mixer on low.
  • When the ingredients are blended together, turn the mixer to high speed and mix until the dough is together. Pinch a piece of dough off and spread it with your fingers; if it doesn't tear, then the dough is ready to turn out. If it tears easily, then mix some more. Depending on the humidity in your kitchen, you may have to add a small bit more flour.
  • When the dough passes the "windowpane test" turn it out onto a lightly floured smooth surface and knead two or three times, until smooth, then form into a ball.
  • Continue with Step 6 above.
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