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This recipe comes together very easily, the hardest part is finding the patience to wait for the dough to rise! I have made these buns many times now, and they always turn out perfect. If you have not baked with yeast before you should know a few things before starting:
I never knew how much a bun could change the burger until I started making my own. If you've never made homemade burger buns before, you're really missing out! These buns really kick your sandwiches up to the next level; whether you're making burgers, chicken burgers, pulled pork, or even a fried egg sandwich. We have made all of those plus more on these buns and there's really no comparison to store bought!
The buns are so soft and fluffy, and they have that delicious fresh bread taste! They are seriously so good that I haven't bought buns at the store since making these. I normally freeze the extra buns, sometimes I even make a double batch just for the freezer!
In bowl of stand mixer, dissolve sugar in water, sprinkle yeast on top and stir to combine. Allow to sit until yeast blooms, about 5 minutes
Stir butter, eggs and salt into the yeast mixture
Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer, and add the flour one cup at a time, mixing on low in between additions
Continue kneading until dough forms a smooth, elastic ball (Note: it is possible that you may need more or less flour to achieve this consistency)
Cover bowl with towel and allow to rise for about an hour in a warm area, until dough has doubled
Once the dough has risen, remove from bowl onto floured surface, knead slightly, and divide into 8 equal pieces (Note: I use a kitchen scale and highly recommend it)
Knead each of the 8 pieces of dough, and shape each into a ball
Flatten each ball down into a circle on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Cover, allow to rise for about 30-45 minutes, buns should be noticeably puffy
Preheat oven to 375 F
In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk together; using a basting brush, gently brush onto tops of buns, being careful not to squish the buns
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of buns
Bake in preheated oven 16-18 minutes, or until buns are golden brown.
Allow to cool on pan about 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to continue cooling
For an extra special touch, cut buns in half, spread with butter and broil on high 1-2 minutes before making your sandwiches
Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.
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