Hamburger Buns

The all-American backyard barbeque is taken to new heights with these homemade buns. You’ll be the envy of the block party.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 3 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1¾ tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 egg, butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and enough bread flour to create a firm dough. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 8–10 minutes. Return to bowl, dust the top with flour, and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  • Line two baking pans with parchment. Turn risen dough onto a floured surface. Shape into a rope, about 2" thick. Slice 3" pieces off the rope, then roll each into a tight ball. Place on prepared pan, dust with flour, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and proof for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix remaining egg with remaining salt and brush lightly across proofed rolls. Top with sesame seeds and bake until golden brown, about 15–20 minutes. Cool completely.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1¾ tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 egg, butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and enough bread flour to create a firm dough. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 8–10 minutes. Return to bowl, dust the top with flour, and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  • Line two baking pans with parchment. Turn risen dough onto a floured surface. Shape into a rope, about 2" thick. Slice 3" pieces off the rope, then roll each into a tight ball. Place on prepared pan, dust with flour, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and proof for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix remaining egg with remaining salt and brush lightly across proofed rolls. Top with sesame seeds and bake until golden brown, about 15–20 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories450
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium460mg
Total Carbohydrate69g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars2g
Protein14g