These are hands down the best homemade burger buns that you will find. They are soft and delicious and very easy to make. This recipe is brought to us by my daughter Georgie. She always make her own burger buns when she is going to make burgers at home.
The greatest thing about these homemade burger buns is that you do not need to wait for hours to bake them. You mix and knead your ingredients, roll the dough into balls, wait 10 minutes, brush them with egg wash and add sesame seeds and bake them. That is it. If you happen to have a standup mixer they will be ready even faster. Pretty amazing.
The baking time for these will depend on how dark you like your burger buns. Anywhere between 22 to 25 minutes should work.
Also, please note that the sesame seeds are optional. You do not need to add any to the bins if you don’t want to. You can even brush them with a bit of melted butter is you prefer.
Here is how you make the best homemade burger buns you will eat –
2 tablespoons (17 grams) dry, active yeast
1 cup + 2 tablespoons (300 grams) warm water (110F – 43C)
1/3 cup (80 grams) oil
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
1 egg — room temperature
1 teaspoon (6 grams) salt
3 1/2 cups (507 grams)flour
Optional for toppings –
1 egg – beaten Sesame seeds
Place the yeast into a bowl. Add the water, oil and sugar. Mix and set aside for about 5 minutes until it starts bubbling.
Once the yeast is activated, add the egg and flour. Mix well.
If you have a standup mixer – knead the dough with the hook until it forms a uniform ball of dough — about 5 minutes. Remove from the mixer. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour and knead it in by hand.
If you do not have a standup mixer — flour your counter and dump the mix on top. Start kneading until you have a uniform ball of dough that is not sticky. Add a little more flour if you need to.
Divide the dough into 12 equal size balls. If you want them to be exactly the same size you will have to weigh them. Place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
Cover the balls of dough with a clean kitchen towel. Let them rest for 10 minutes.
Heat your oven to 375 F (190 C).
If you prefer bread that is not too doughy, softly press if down with your hands. If you do not care, leave them like that.
If you are adding the sesame seeds, brush the bread with the beaten egg and sprinkle the seeds on top. You can also brush them with melted butter.
Bake the bread for 22 to 25 minutes — depending on how brown you want it.
Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a cooling rack. Enjoy!