My friend made this easy hamburger bun recipe and brought them over for a BBQ last summer. WOW! They were amazing. I had to get the recipe. Then I promptly set the recipe to draft here on the blog & never made them. Oops!
One problem when I get a recipe that looks easy is I have to make it even easier. The first time making it is a true trial for it. Baking is so much about following a recipe in order for it to raise, not taste too yeasty and get the right texture. Since I’ve been baking more again, I’m getting better at adapting recipes from the start to something I think I’ll like even better.
This recipe, is yummy. I’ve had it made just as the recipe below reads. Next time I need to hand knead it. I went the lazy route and just left it in my kitchenaid with the dough hook going. It’s definitely overworked. Kneading the bread gets the air in there for added fluffy texture. My buns are missing the fluffy.
They didn’t raise as much as I’d prefer and I might increase the yeast just a tad, but that is a personal preference. This easy hamburger bun recipe comes out looking a lot like the thins you buy at the store. With how easy they are to make, you should really consider making your own. Stop buying those preservative laden things from the store. You could even put herbs on top of the buns and create your own gourmet buns. Your sandwiches would be amazing on them.
My son decided that we should go for the sesame seeds on top but it didn’t work out. Since I overworked the dough it was already too tough for the sesame seeds to stay on top after cooking only 10 minutes and it was just making a mess.
Even though I tried to mess them up, they turned good. They are a soft, and flavorful burger bun. They just aren’t fluffy like they should be. Definitely a dense bun from overworking it.
They don’t work well for hubby because he stacks his burgers so high that king kong can’t eat them. He needs a sturdy bun like my pretzel buns or I’d like to find a kaiser roll recipe to try.
However, for us humans that try to keep the burgers a little more low key, they work perfectly. The smaller size bun also helps me not grab a bigger patty than I need. Helps me with portion control.
I served these last night with beef burgers and turkey burgers. Nothing fancy, just a few herbs tossed in with the meat. Sides were baked jojo potatoes and zucchini fries, then I threw together an amazing tomato salad with the grape tomatoes growing on our patio. I’ll be adding that recipe soon for you.
- ¾ cup hot water
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2¾- 3 cups flour
- Pour water, yeast and sugar into large bowl. Let yeast disolve for about 5 minutes.
- Add in oil, salt, egg and 1½ cups of the flour in a large bowl.
- Beat till smooth.
- Add enough flour to make a dough that is slightly sticky, but doesn’t stick to your finger.
- Knead for about 5 minutes.
- Let dough rest for 5 minutes, then divide into 8 portions.
- Roll each portion into a ball. Place on well greased cookie sheet and press down with the palm of you hand to flatten slightly.
- Let raise in a warm, draft free place until doubled, 40 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for about 15-18 minutes. Cut in half and serve for the yummiest hamburger you’ve ever had.
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