How To Make Homemade Burger Buns Recipe?

Discover the joy of making your own Burger Buns at home. These soft, flavorful buns are perfect for burgers, pulled pork, or your favorite sandwich fillings.

July 10, 2023
Homemade Burger BunsPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 200 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 215 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Begin by proofing the yeast with some of the flour and warm water until the mixture is foamy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the warm milk, softened butter, and egg until well combined.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Stir until a dough forms.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Add a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky.
  6. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until doubled in size.
  7. Once the dough has risen, gently punch it down to release any air bubbles. Transfer it to a lightly floured surface and divide it into 8 equal portions.
  8. Shape each portion into a ball by tucking the edges underneath, creating a smooth top. Place the buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space between them for expansion.
  9. Cover the buns with a kitchen towel and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes, or until they have puffed up.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). If desired, brush the buns with a milk or egg wash (1 beaten egg mixed with a tablespoon of water) and sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top.
  11. Bake the buns for about 15-18 minutes, or until they turn golden brown on top and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  12. Remove the buns from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Homemade Burger Buns
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5.1%
Protein 8 g16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips

  • Choose a bun that matches the style of burger you're making. Brioche buns are rich and slightly sweet, perfect for indulgent burgers. Sesame seed buns are a classic choice for traditional burgers. Whole-wheat or multigrain buns offer a healthier option.
  • For homemade burger buns, use high-quality bread flour. If you don't have bread flour on hand, you can also use all-purpose flour. For more, check out our 'Types of Flours' article.
  • When making the dough, it's better for it to be a little too sticky than too dry. You can always knead a little more flour into the dough if necessary.
  • The buns will stick together slightly where they touch the baking sheet. This is normal, and they can easily be torn apart after they cool.
  • Pay attention to the yeast activation process. Make sure the yeast is fresh, and activate it in warm water or milk with a bit of sugar to ensure it's active and ready to leaven the dough.
  • Allow proper rising time. Follow the recipe's instructions for proofing the dough. Proper rising time is crucial to achieving light and fluffy burger buns.
  • Brush with an egg wash. Before baking, brush the buns with an egg wash. This gives the buns a shiny and golden crust.
  • Allow the buns to cool completely on a wire rack before using them for burgers. If there are leftovers, store them in an airtight container or in freezer bags to maintain freshness.
  • The buns are best served fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to two months.
  • These buns are versatile and can be used for any type of sandwich, not just hamburgers. Try them with pulled pork, turkey burgers, or your favorite sandwich fillings.
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What Are The Best Buns For Burgers?

The best buns for burgers are often a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer soft, slightly sweet buns like brioche or Hawaiian rolls, while others prefer more sturdy options like Kaiser rolls or classic sesame seed buns. Ultimately, the best bun for a burger is one that complements the flavors of the burger and holds up well under the weight of the patty and toppings.

What Flour To Use For Burger Buns?

Most burger buns are made with bread flour because it has a higher protein content than all-purpose flour, which helps to create a firmer, more substantial bun. However, all-purpose flour can also be used to make softer, more tender buns.

For more, check out our 'Types of Flours' article.

How To Make Burger Buns?

Here are some tips for making burger buns at home:

  • Use bread flour. Opt for high-quality bread flour, which has a higher protein content, to create a sturdy and chewy texture in the buns.
  • Activate the yeast. Make sure your yeast is fresh and activate it in warm water or milk with a bit of sugar to ensure it's active and ready to leaven the dough.
  • Knead the dough properly. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. This helps develop gluten, giving the buns structure and a desirable texture.
  • Allow proper rising time. Follow the recipe's instructions for proofing the dough. Proper rising time is crucial to achieve light and fluffy burger buns.
  • Shape the buns evenly. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into round buns. Ensure they are evenly sized to ensure uniform baking.
  • Give them space to rise. Place the shaped buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space between them to allow for rising during the second proofing.
  • Brush with an egg wash. Before baking, brush the buns with an egg wash made by beating an egg with a little water or milk. This gives the buns a shiny and golden crust.
  • Add toppings. Sprinkle sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or other desired toppings on the buns before baking to add flavor and visual appeal.
  • Bake at the right temperature. Preheat the oven to the specified temperature in the recipe and bake the buns until they are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Cool and store properly. Allow the buns to cool completely on a wire rack before using them for burgers. If there are leftovers, store them in an airtight container or freezer bags to maintain freshness.
  • Experiment and customize. Feel free to experiment with different variations, such as adding herbs, cheese, or spices to the dough, to create unique and flavorful burger buns.

What Is A Brioche Bun?

A brioche bun is a type of bread that originated in France. It is known for its high egg and butter content, which gives it a rich and tender crumb. Brioche buns are often used for burgers because they are soft, slightly sweet, and sturdy enough to hold up to a juicy burger patty.

What Are Texas Style Hamburger Buns?

Texas style hamburger buns are typically larger and thicker than regular hamburger buns. They are often used for Texas-style burgers, which are known for being big and hearty. These buns are sturdy enough to hold up to a large burger patty and a generous amount of toppings.

Origin and History of Burger Buns

The recipe for Burger Buns, like many other culinary creations, has a rich history. Originating from Germany, the concept of a bun or bread roll can be traced back to the Middle Ages. The term "bun" itself is believed to have derived from the German word "brotchen", which means small bread.

Burger buns, as we know them today, gained popularity in the United States in the 19th century, particularly in the Midwest, which had a large German immigrant population. The soft, round bread became the perfect accompaniment to the American hamburger, a dish that also has German roots.

The art of making burger buns is a testament to the simplicity and versatility of bread. With just a few basic ingredients - flour, yeast, water, sugar, salt, and sometimes eggs or butter - you can create a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. The key to a good burger bun is its texture. It should be soft and fluffy on the inside, with a slightly crisp exterior.

Today, burger buns are a staple in both fast-food chains and gourmet restaurants. They come in many different types, including sesame seed buns, brioche buns, and whole wheat buns, catering to a wide range of tastes and dietary preferences. The burger bun is more than just a holder for the hamburger; it is an integral part of the overall flavor and experience of the meal.

In the world of baking, making your own burger buns can be a rewarding experience. It allows you to control the ingredients and customize the recipe to your liking. Plus, there's nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread baking in your own kitchen. So why not give it a try? With a bit of time and patience, you can create delicious, homemade burger buns that will take your burgers to the next level.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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