Easy homemade hamburger buns that are soft in the center with a crispy golden top. After one bite, you won't go back to the store-bought buns!
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Rising Time: 1hour
Total Time: 1hour30minutes
3cupsall-purpose flour, more as needed
3Tablespoonsgranulated sugar, divided
1 ½teaspoonsKosher salt, or sea salt
Optional: egg wash, sesame seeds for tops
Make the dough:
In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour, the sugar and salt. In a small microwave bowl, combine the milk and water and microwave for 30-45 seconds or until warm (about 105°F). Then add to the flour mixture.
Add the egg, yeast and vegetable oil to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
If you are using a stand mixer, put on your bread hook and then add in 1/2 cup of flour at a time and continue to knead, until the dough is no longer sticking to the sides. You’ll know it’s ready when your fingers no longer stick to the dough, but it's still soft.
Then cover the ball of dough and sides of the bowl with shortening or oil and cover the bowl with a warm towel. Set by the window and allow it to rise for about 30 minutes.
Prepare to bake:
Punch down the dough and cut into 8 pieces. Then place on a baking sheet. Lightly press down with your palm and let rest another 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. If you'd like sesame seeds on top, whisk together one egg white with 1 Tablespoon of water. Gently brush on the tops and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the center is cooked through. Remove from the oven and coat the tops with butter. Allow to cool. Then slice just before serving.
If you want extra large buns, divide into 6. If you’d like smaller buns, divide into 10-12.Freezing instructions: You can freeze these hamburger buns by placing in a zip top bag or freezer container.