Homemade Hamburger Buns

I know, I know… I could have just picked some up from the grocery store.  But where’s the fun in that?  Homemade buns are something I’ve wanted to try and I’m glad that I did.  They were not difficult to make, but they obviously take more time than opening up a bag and pulling out a few.  It’s nice to be able to check these off of my “attempt homemade” food list.  I will admit that they tasted really yummy, as does everything homemade. 

Homemade Hamburger Buns  {via Annie’s Eats} 


3 tbsp. warm milk
1 cup warm water
2 tsp. instant yeast
2½ tbsp. sugar
1½ tsp. salt
1 large egg
3 cups bread flour
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2½ tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

For topping:
1 large egg beaten with 1 tbsp. water, for egg wash
Sesame seeds


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the milk, water, yeast, sugar, salt and egg.  Mix briefly to combine.  Add the flours to the bowl, and mix until incorporated.  Mix in the butter.  Switch to the dough hook and knead on low speed for about 6-8 minutes.  The dough will be somewhat tacky, but you want to avoid adding too much extra flour which will create tough buns.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 1-2 hours.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  Using a dough scraper, divide the dough into 8 equal parts.  Gently roll each portion of dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet, 2-3 inches apart.  Cover loosely with lightly oiled plastic wrap and let rise again, 1-2 hours, until puffed up and nearly doubled.

Set a large metal pan of water on the lowest rack of the oven.  Preheat the oven to 400˚ F with a rack in the center.  Brush the tops of the buns lightly with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake the buns about 15 minutes rotating halfway through baking, until the tops are golden brown.  Transfer to a rack to cool completely.


  • Ameera says:

    I have been making so much bread lately mashaAllah have to try this

  • anon says:

    That looks good, looks even better than store-bought buns, yum!

  • Aminah says:

    sister what can u substitue for bread flour? we dont get it here but i really want to try these buns.

    • Amnah says:

      I’ve read online that you can substitute all-purpose flour for the bread flour. However, due to the higher gluten content in the bread flour, the results won’t be exactly the same. I hope it works out for you with the substitution!

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