I received a request for Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipe and I was very intrigued, since I have never tried making it. You will need a scale to make this recipe.
I took the challenge and I was very happy with the results so here is the recipe.
– 500 g of Bread flour
– 8 g of salt
– 8 g of dry yeast
– 300 ml of whole milk
– 25 g of sugar
– 50 g of unsalted butter cut into pieces
– 1 egg (to brush the buns)
– Sesame seeds are optional for your topping
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Lets start warming up the milk to about 110F, if you don’t have a thermometer you can measure the heat sticking your finger in the warm milk, if it feels too hot, it’s because it is It has to be warm, otherwise your hot milk will kill the yeast and the result will be devastating.
Once your milk is warm, add it to your KitchenAid mixer bowl and sprinkle yeast and sugar. Give it a quick whisk and cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
In the mean time mix together bread flour and salt and reserve it.
After 10 minutes the yeast mixture should be super puffy and bubbly. With the hook attachment on, start your mixer on speed 2 and lets start adding the flour mixture.
Once your mixture looks pretty smooth (it will take about 5 minutes) its time to add butter to your dough. This process will need your help, once in a while turn off your mixer, and with a spatula, push the butter into the dough (butter tends to stick to the sides of your bowl).
Let your KitchenAid Mixer do all the work. Please don’t panic if you see the butter melting and your dough looking like it’s going to fall apart, this is perfectly normal, it will come together.
The kneading process in your KitchenAid Mixer will take around 15 minutes from the time you add butter. Once your butter is completely mixed and you dough looks smooth, you can turn off your mixer.
I always like to knead a little bit by hand just to make sure the dough is smooth, flour a clean surface a bit and knead the dough by hands, then transfer back to your KitchenAid Mixer bowl and lay a piece of plastic wrap over the dough, this will prevent your it from drying. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Now its time to cut the pieces. You can either use a scale to make sure your buns will be same size or you can just cut it your way.
Make little balls with each piece and let it rest for another 10 minutes (don’t forget to cover it with plastic wrap).
You will need a rolling pin for this process. You will roll your little balls into 1/2 inch thick flat bread.
On a cookie sheet, lay a piece of parchment paper and set your buns barely touching each other. This is the time when you will give your egg a quick mix and add 1 tablespoon of water, then brush your buns with the egg wash and if you are using sesame seeds you can sprinkle it over your buns.
Let it rise until it doubles size, this took me about 1 hour in a warm place.
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Once your Buns are double in size, bake them for about 20 minutes.
These Hamburger buns are perfect for sandwiches and burgers, also if you would like to make hot dog buns, you can use this recipe, just make sure you roll it into a hot dog bun shape