Friday, September 10, 2010

Hamburger Buns

These hamburger buns are so easy to make and so delicious. Once you make them, you won't be able to buy buns at the store again!


  • 2 cups warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4.5 tsp yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • *If desired, you could use 4 cups white flour and 2 cups whole wheat flour instead.


  • In a large bowl, stir together the milk, butter, warm water, sugar and yeast. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the salt, and gradually stir in the flour until you have a soft dough. This can be done in a standing mixer or by hand. If the dough seems too sticky, dust with a little flour, if the dough seems too dry, sprinkle a little water.                  

After some kneading, this is how the dough should look.
  • Divide into 25 or 15 pieces (depending on how big you want the buns), and form into balls (see video below on how to do this). Place on greased baking sheets so they are 1-2 inches apart. Let rise for 30 minutes.

Buns before rising.

Buns after rising for 30 min.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake the rolls for 15 minutes. Brush with melted butter, if desired.

Right out of the oven and lightly brushed with butter.

And this is what we did with the buns!