Deliciously Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade bread is one of the best tasting things I’ve ever made. So when my husband suggested we try our hands at homemade buns I perked up immediately.

After researching a few different recipes and experimenting a bit with what we liked and didn’t like, we’ve come up with a recipe that we absolutely love!

These homemade hamburger buns are flavorful, amazingly light and fluffy, and make any burger or pulled pork sandwich taste better. They might be a bit more work than picking up a bag from the grocery store but they are so worth it!

Homemade Hamburger Buns with Root Beer Pulled Pork

Homemade Hamburger Buns

  • 3/4 to 1 cup* lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, reserved for topping
  1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients, except the melted butter, by hand, mixer, or bread machine (we went with the bread machine) to make a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it’s nearly doubled in bulk.
  3. Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball; flatten to about 3″ across. Place the buns on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until noticeably puffy.
  4. Brush the buns with about half of the melted butter. Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden.
  5. Remove them from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery crust.
  6. Cool the buns on a rack and serve.

What would you enjoy these buns with?

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  1. Those look great! Good job Danielle! 🙂

  2. I have never tried to make homemade hamburger buns, but think I need to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These would be awesome with some sloppy joes!

  4. That looks really good. I’ll have to try to make this recipe.

  5. YUMMO!! I am also pinning this =)

  6. Those look delish! I am so trying them this week!

  7. Looks good! Do you know if you can freeze the dough for another night? I want to use weekend time to prep my meals so weeknight cooking is easier.


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