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Hamburger Bun Recipe

Hamburger Bun Recipe

This hamburger bun recipe is easy, delicious, and perfect for any dinner or bbq!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 buns
Author Lisa


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ½ cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds onion flakes, sesame seeds (optional)


  • In a saucepan, warm the milk, water, melted butter, and honey until it reads between 100°F and 110°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from the heat, stir in the yeast, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together 1 of the eggs and the salt. Add the milk mixture and stir until combined. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, stirring between each addition, until all the flour has been added and the mixture is slightly sticky. Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead 5 o 10 times, or until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Place the dough in a lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, 20 to 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the dough- you do not want it to rise too much.
  • Line a large baking sheet with the parchment paper or a nonstick mat, and preheat the oven to 375°F. Divide the dough into 8 even sections. Fold in the corners of each dough section to create a smooth, round top, and then roll each one into a ball using the palms of your hands. Evenly space the dough balls on the baking sheet, and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rest until they have risen by about another third, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Beat the remaining egg and generously brush it over the rolls. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake the rolls until rich golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool, slice crosswise, and enjoy.


Recipe from Sugar High: Sweet & Savory Baking in Your High-Altitude Kitchen, ©2018 by Nicole Hampton, Graphic Arts Books®, reprinted by permission. You can order your copy of this cookbook from: http://www.sugarhighcookbook.com/