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Homemade Hamburger Buns

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Serves 12 | Prep Time 90 minutes to 2 hours | Cook Time 15-18 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Don’t you just love it when people look at you askance when you admit to having made something from scratch? Well, imagine the looks you will get when you tell them that your hamburger buns (yes, you heard right, hamburger buns!) were made from scratch.

Intimidated by yeast? No knead to be (sorry, I couldn’t resist) ----just remember to keep your liquids warm (not hot) and your yeast fresh.

I combined several recipes to come up with this one. You can use a bread machine, knead the dough yourself, or, like me, use a stand mixer with a dough hook. The result is amazing---you won’t go back to the supermarket for hamburger buns again!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup warm water (115 degrees)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons powdered milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten (room temperature)
1 envelope (2 ¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
3 cups bread flour
Reynolds® Parchment Paper


Combine water, oil, powdered milk, sugar, egg, yeast and one cup flour in large mixing bowl. With paddle attachment, beat mixture for about 2 minutes.

Add the rest of the flour and, using the dough hook, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. The dough should make a ball and “clean” the sides of the bowl. If it looks too sticky, add a bit more flour, a tablespoon at a time.

Place the dough in a large, oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel. Allow the dough to rise in a draft-free, warm area until it has doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Punch down the dough and let it rest for 5 minutes. On a floured surface, divide the dough into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and flatten slightly, to make a bun shape. Place buns on a greased baking pan (or use a silpat). Allow buns to rise for 30-35 minutes.

Gently brush the top of each bun with melted butter. At this time, you can sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or a bit of finely chopped onion if desired.

Bake buns in 350 degree F. oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I am thrilled with this recipe. I didn't have instant milk so substituted coffee creamer... it didn't seem to make a difference. My Husband's comfort food in a Hamburger, so for Valentines Day I made him a Giant one with all the trimmings. The best part was the bun. The recipe says it makes 12, but it made one giant 10" bun, I was amazed with the lightness and texture. Now for our next cookout, we will have homemade buns. Think we can make hot dog buns with this recipe? /Users/carolelewis/Desktop/P2141475.JPG

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