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Homemade Hamburger Buns

How to make homemade hamburger buns from-scratch! And easy recipe with simple ingredients!
Course bread
Cuisine American
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 10 buns
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 packet .25 oz Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water between 105-110 F
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk warm
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water or milk
  • seasame seeds


  • 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.