Baking Hamburger Buns was on my to-do list for the longest time but for some reason, it never happened. My kiddo loves chicken burger and it was always Mc Donalds for the weekend for him. I somehow managed to convince him for trying out the Hamburger Buns at home to make the burgers.
Recipe to make Hamburger Buns at Home
Perfect Hamburger Buns
- 1 and 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 and 1/2 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 and 1/4 tsp Active dry yeast
- 3 and 1/2 cup Bread flour
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup Milk (for brushing on top)
- 2 tbsp Sesame seeds (for sprinkling ton top)
- Mix milk, unsalted butter and sugar in a bowl.
- Heat till the butter is dissolved.
- Keep aside and cool till warm to touch.
- Add yeast.
- Keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile add bread flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Add the milk mixture in the mixing bowl.
- Add egg and mix to make a sticky dough.
- Take out the dough on a lightly floured surface and keep kneading with the heel of your hands for 10-12 minutes. ( Kneading is the key guys. Do not compromise on this step )
- If using a stand mixer, knead on medium speed for 6-8 minutes )
- Lightly oil a bowl and transfer the dough in the bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a moist cloth and keep it in a warm place for 2 hours, till the dough doubles in size.
- Lightly punch the dough and knead on the counter for a minute.
- Divide the dough into 10-12 equal pieces.
- Lightly oil your work surface and roll each piece into a ball on it.
- Keep the balls on a parchment lined tray and cover with a cling wrap.
- Keep in a warm place for an hour.
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Set the oven on TOAST MODE where both the heating elements with work. ( In my oven it is represented by two parallel lines )
- Brush the surface of the buns with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
- Position the tray in the middle half of the oven.
- Bake the burgers for 15 - 20 minutes, till they are golden brown from the top.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
- You can eat them as such, smeared with some butter or Nutella or make burgers.