Mini Hamburger Buns
1/2 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp quick-rise active dry yeast (1 packet)
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup whole milk
2 eggs, divided1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups flour
3 Tbsp sesame seeds
Stir warm water with yeast and honey. Set aside to proof.
Place butter into microwave-safe bowl and cook until completely melted.
Pour milk and one egg into the butter and stir till incorporated.
Pour into a mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture, which should be foamy by now.
Sprinkle salt and 2 cups of flour over the top and mix until flour has been incorporated.
Add in remaining flour. Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth, but still slightly sticky.
Grease a bowl and the dough. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour.
Punch the dough down.
Form into 18 balls, the size of golf balls
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.
In a small bowl, beat remaining egg with 2 Tbsp water. Brush tops of buns with the egg wash, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Pairs Well With
These buns are perfect for making sliders or small sandwiches. I sometimes make a double batch. I have used these buns for making the Pioneer Woman's hot beef sandwiches.