Easy Homemade Burger Buns

Posted: April 8

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Easy Homemade Burger Buns create the freshest, tastiest buns for your next barbeque in 40 minutes or less! These buns have the richness and the right balance of firmness and tenderness perfect for supporting thick burger patties or juicy pulled pork. Easy Homemade Burger Buns are fluffy and fantastic, and easy enough to make that any baker of any experience can make them!


• 2 tablespoons active dry yeast • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water, 110-115 degrees F • 1/3 cup vegetable oil • 1/4 cup sugar • 1 large egg, room temperature • 1 teaspoon salt • 3-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, for topping


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease or line a baking sheet.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. The mixture should foam.

Step 4

Add the oil and sugar, stirring to combine.

Step 5

Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add the egg, salt, and flour, combining until it forms a soft dough.

Step 7

Flour a work surface.

Step 8

Knead the dough on a smooth, floured surface until elastic, about 3-5 minutes. You can also knead in a stand mixer with the dough attachment for about 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Once done kneading, do not allow the dough to rise. Immediately divide the dough into 12 pieces and shape each piece into individual balls.

Step 10

On the prepared baking sheet, place the dough balls 3 inches apart.

Step 11

Cover and let rest for about 10 minutes.

Step 12

Once the dough has rested, top it with the sesame seeds and place them in the oven to bake until golden, about 8-12 minutes.

Step 13

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on wire racks.

Step 14

Serve with your favorite burger patty and toppings!

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