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6 burger buns on a baking tray
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Rising time
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

Homemade Hamburger Buns - a simple recipe for the best hamburger buns you will ever eat - soft, pillowy and perfect for burgers!

Course: Bread
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: breadmaking, yeast, yeast bread
Servings: 8 buns
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Laura
  • 1 cup warm water (43°C/110°F)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dried yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 75 grams butter
  • 4 1/2 cups high grade flour (bread flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Egg wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBSP water
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling
  1. In large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, combine water, yeast and sugar. Let it rest for 5 minutes until foamy.

  2. Add the milk and the butter to a small microwavable jug and heat until the butter has melted.

  3. Add flour, salt and milk/melted butter to the yeast mixture and using either a wooden spoon or the dough hook attachment on your stand mixer, mix on low speed until a dough forms.

  4. Continue to knead by hand for 7 minutes or with the stand mixer for 5 minutes on medium speed until the dough is soft and springs back when lightly touched. 

  5. Shape the dough into ball and place in a large lightly greased bowl (or leave in the bowl of your stand mixer). Cover with a clean tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 

  6. Lightly punch down the dough and turn out onto a clean work surface. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll into smooth balls. Arrange them on 2 baking trays lined with baking paper or a silicone liner, leaving plenty of room between each bun and leave to rise in a warm, draught free place for about 45 minutes or until almost doubled in size again and puffy.

  7. Whisk egg wash ingredients together and lightly brush over the buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 200°C for 14 minutes until golden brown on top and underneath.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.