Homemade Hamburger Buns
How to make homemade hamburger buns from-scratch! And easy recipe with simple ingredients!
Divas Can Cook
.25 oz Rapid Rise Yeast
between 105-110 F
buttermilk or milk
water or milk
In a large bowl, sift together 1 cup flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the yeast.
Stir in the warm water, warm buttermilk, melted butter and egg.
Mix until combined.
Gradually add remaining flour until a dough begins to form. (this is where I switch from the mixer to my rubber spatula)
Once all the flour in incorporated, turn dough onto a floured surface.
Knead for 5 minutes or until dough is soft and pliable. (use extra flour if needed but it's best to have a slightly sticky dough as opposed to a drier one.)
Oil a large bowl and place dough into bowl.
Turn dough so that all sides are coated with the oil.
Cover with plastic wrap and place into the oven with the pilot light on or in another warm, draft-free location.
Let dough rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Punch dough down to remove the air.
Divided the dough into 10 even sized balls.
Flatten each dough ball into 1/2 inch thick disks.
Place on a baking sheet lined about 2-3 inches apart on greased parchment paper.
To make the egg wash, mix together the egg and 1 tablespoon of water.
Brush the surface of each roll with the egg wash and sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
Bake in preheated 400 F. oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned (I like to toast it for the last few minutes)
Place the rolls on a cooling rack to finish cooling. (You can brush them with butter if you'd like)
Slice and serve!
* using buttermilk will give these rolls a sourdough flavor which I love, but if you don't, use regular milk or water.