Homemade Hamburger Buns

Hamburger BunsWhy, you ask. Why make homemade hamburger buns? Well, we all agree that there is nothing better than homemade bread! Trust me when I tell you that these are really easy to make and taste so good. Why serve something out of a plastic bag when you can serve complete wonderful freshness?

The prep time is only about 20 minutes and there is no special equipment needed. Do allow about 2 1/2 hours to let the dough rise (time enough to prepare the rest of the meal).

Working with dough sounds intimidating but I’m here to tell you, you can do this!  It’s always fun to remove the kitchen towel to see that the dough really did double in size just like the recipe said it would.Hamburger Buns dough

And look, they will rise again on the baking sheet.Hamburger Buns rising

Oh, they smell so good!  What, you can’t smell them?  Ok, you need to make them in your kitchen!Hamburger Buns baked

Homemade Hamburger Buns


  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 packet yeast (~2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, divided…not separated
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • sesame seeds


  1. Line baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast into the water and leave for 5 to 10 minutes until it starts to look frothy then stir to dissolve.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, butter, sugar, 1 egg, and salt.
  4. Add the yeast water and combine all ingredients with a rubber spatula.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 – 10 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth.
  6. Grease a large bowl with the olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.  Turn the dough over once so that it picks up a bit of oil on both sides.
  7. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Once the dough has doubled in size, turn the dough out on a floured surface and divide the dough into 8 pieces.
  9. Shape each piece into a flat disc about 1/2 inch thick and place each on the prepared baking sheet.
  10. Drape a piece of plastic wrap over the baking sheet.  Do not seal tightly.
  11. Let the buns rise another 45 minutes to 1 hour until they have doubled in size.
  12. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  13. Beat the remaining egg with the milk.
  14. Lightly brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash without deflating the dough.
  15. Sprinkle each bun with sesame seeds.
  16. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  17. Let cool completely, slice, serve and Enjoy!Hamburger Buns sandwich

Need a burger recipe? Why not try Jurga’s Grilled Hamburgers?


  1. Janet DeBiaso | 1st Jul 16

    This bread lover will definitely try this. You great eight gals and your recipes are simply amazing!!!

    • Kyle | 1st Jul 16

      Thank you Janet for being a Gr8 Friend! Let us know how your buns turn out. We think you will love them. Have a wonderful 4th!

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