Homemade hamburger buns were not part of my plans for the day. Today proved the exact reason why I should not go shopping without having a cup of coffee first. I went to the grocery store for the first time in a week. I was pleasantly surprised to see the morning stock at Aldi was much improved though the day had just begun. I seen hamburger buns.
I got excited at the prospect of an easy lunch and rushed off to buy some ships to go with sloppy joes. When we got home I dug meat out of the deep freezer and got started… Only to discover I never grabbed the hamburger buns. My husband suggested I use sandwich bread out of the freezer but the sauce would have just turned it to mush. So I decided I would just whip up a batch of homemade hamburger buns to get the job done.
This recipe for homemade hamburger buns makes a nice sturdy bun that is a bit more crusty than your average supermarket hamburger bun. I topped ours with a bit of my favorite everything bagel seasoning for a dash of flavor. This is totally optional and I even left it off a few of them for the kids that are not fans.
Recipe for homemade hamburger buns
- 2 tablespoons or one packet dry yeast
- 1 1/4 cup hot water. (Roughly 110 degrees)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil or melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups bread flour (all-purpose flour if you do not have bread flour) plus a bit for dusting
How to make homemade hamburger buns
Start by activating the dry yeast. To prep your yeast in a large bowl mix yeast, sugar, and hot water. Give this a quick whisk. Add in the oil or butter and let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the yeast to wake up.
Once your yeast has bubbled up a good bit beat in the salt and egg.
Slowly add flour until you have a soft dough.
On a lightly floured surface kneed until smooth and elastic.
Split and kneed into 10 balls.
Place on a greased cookie sheet. Cover and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
While your hamburger buns rise preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 8-9 minutes until lightly browned.
Allow to cool before cutting or ripping open and serving.
These are easy and take under an hour total making them the perfect addition to your kitchen skills.
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