Learn how to make Burger Buns at home! All you need are a few pantry staples to make soft and buttery homemade burger buns! These are so much better than store bought!
- 1 cup milk (warmed to about 110 degrees)
- 1 paket instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups all purpose flour, divided
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
Add warm milk and yeast to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook and let sit for 5 minutes.
Add honey, egg, 2 1/2 cups of flour, and salt. Mix for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour 1 tablespoon at a time or until the dough comes away from the edge of the bowl. The dough should be soft and tender but not too sticky.
Add in the softened butter and mix an additional 3 minutes.
Remove dough hook and cover dough with a warm damp towel for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
Forming The Rolls
Punch down the dough and turn out onto a floured surface. Form into a large rectangle.
Divide the rectangle into 8 equal squares.
Cupping your hand over each square move your hand in a circular motion as if you were drawing a circle. This action will roll the dough into a tight round ball. Alternatively roll each square into a ball.
Place on greased baking sheet and allow to rest an additional 30 minutes or until they have doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1 large egg with 1 tbsp water in a small bowl. Brush the buns with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 20 minutes or till golden brown.