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As I was creating the Guinness Glaze post last week, I realized that I have never created a post for these delicious Homemade Hamburger Buns: Cooking 101! I can be such a slacker!! So here it goes.....
If you have been around for awhile, you know that I always use my bread machine.....unless it is not working for some reason. The recipe below is the original recipe written in the order than you would put the ingredients into your bread machine.
How to make Homemade Hamburger Buns in a bread machine:
I like being able to continue on with my day, and let the machine do all of the work. Sometimes I even forget about it, and it gets a bit too puffy.....
That's okay, it will still work just fine!
How to make Homemade Hamburger Buns in a Stand Mixer:
Heat the water to 110 - 115 degrees, add the sugar and the yeast and wait 5 - 10 minutes for it to proof.....
Yours might not be this puffy...I think this is the yeast photos for the Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls. 😉 Place into your stand mixer with remaining ingredients and mix until well combined, about 4 minutes.....
Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours. Either way, remove the dough and roll into a large ball on a well floured work surface. Place the dough on a scale to weigh.....
This is not mandatory, but it makes it much easier to divide. You will need 8 to 12 equal pieces of dough.
Roll into balls and place on a silpat/parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm location until doubled, yes that means an additional hour...but it is totally worth it! Preheat oven to 375 degrees, brush tops with half of the melted butter, and bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until golden brown.....
Remove them from the oven and brush with the remaining melted butter...unless you topped them with sesame seeds before you baked them.....
What you may have noticed by this point, is that I have never taken a full set of photos from start to finish while making Hamburger Buns! I guess I will need to make them again and come back and edit this post.....I'll add that to the To-Do list. 🙂
They turn out light and fluffy every time. The hardest part is cutting them in half evenly.....
Delicious burger recipes:
- Classic Diner Burger with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
- Bistro Burger with Garlic Aioli
- Guinness Burger with Guinness Glaze
- Cowboy Burgers with barbecue sauce and onion rings
- Santa Fe Burgers with Pepper Jack and Adobo Aioli Sauce
Homemade Hamburger Buns
- 1 cup hot water yes, it says hot water when using a bread machine
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1 large egg beaten
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoons sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted, for topping
For Bread Machine:
- Place ingredients into the pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Mine is a Breadman, so liquids go first.
- Pour hot water, butter, sugar, salt, and beaten egg into the pan of your machine.
- Add the flour. Make a small indentation in the center of the flour, and pour in the yeast.
- Place pan in the bread machine. Plug in the machine and press the "dough" cycle button.
- When the machine "beeps", check thru the window to see if the dough has risen sufficiently. DO NOT OPEN the machine if you can see inside, it lets the heat escape. If the dough does not appear to have risen (it should be near the top) then leave the lid closed and let it continue to rise. 30 - 60 minutes more will not hurt it.
For Stand Mixer:
- Heat the water to 110 – 115 degrees, add the sugar and the yeast and wait 5 – 10 minutes for it to proof.
- Place into your stand mixer with remaining ingredients and mix until well combined, about 4 minutes.
- Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
To make the Hamburger Buns:
- Remove dough and place on a well floured surface. Roll dough into a large ball and smooth and squish around in a circle to release the air bubbles.
- At this point I weigh my dough. It is usually about 1lb 14 5/8 ounces. This will give me (8) 3 3/4 ounce balls of dough. Or you can simply separate the dough into 8 equal pieces.
- Place dough balls on a parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet.
- Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Remove the towel and brush the buns with about half of the melted butter. (just pretend that is a hamburger bun)
- Place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 - 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove buns from the oven and brush with the remaining butter.
- Place on a rack to cool.
- This dough is very forgiving. I usually start the dough and then go do whatever I need to do. Go to the store, take a shower, you have 1 1/2 hours while the machine does all of the work.
- Divide and separate, then allow to rise for a second time. I have forgotten them before and they turned out just fine!