Homemade Hamburger Buns

We are having burgers with our neighbours tonight. Rather than buy Kaiser buns (my favourite hamburger bun) I decided I would bake buns instead. I used the recipe from King Arthur Flour but adapted it slightly.

Shaped and Rising

Ready for the oven

Just out of the oven

The original recipe had way to much sugar for my taste so I added just a teaspoon of honey. Next time I’ll probably leave that out too. Unless I’m making a sweet bread I never add any sugar to my breads. I also used 4 cups of flour and regular yeast rather than instant.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table

Hamburger Buns

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

1 1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon honey
4 cups flour all-purpose Flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon yeast

Egg wash ( 1 Egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water)

sesame seeds/poppyseeds

Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients by hand, mixer, or bread machine to make a soft, smooth dough. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 hour, or until it’s doubled in bulk.

Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round 1″ thick (more or less); flatten to about 3″ across. Place the buns on a parchment covered baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until very puffy. Brush lightly with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water), and sprinkle with poppy seeds and/or sesame seeds. Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, till golden. Cool on a rack.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Katy ~ says:

    I too make a burger bun recipe from KAF (I just love KAF, they are \”down the road a piece\” from me), but yours look soooooo much better!! You definitely have the bread master touch. I shall have to try again. I'm a kaiser roll fan for hamburger buns as well and that's kind of what I was looking for when making hamburger buns.

  2. Thank you for sharing a King Arthur Flour recipe. I love how yours turned out-really gorgeous buns!

  3. 2 Stews says:

    Your breads always look so perfect…the bun is so important on the hamburger..I've never made them…Thanks for the inspiration!Diane

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