I’ve been a hard core domestic diva, lately. I don’t know what’s come over me. I’ve been whipping up Homemade Ranch Dressing, Homemade Taco Seasoning, Homemade French Fries and now Homemade Hamburger Buns… I really need to get out more. 😉
That being said, it’s ALL been worth it. Especially these hamburger buns! They are really easy to make, and are so soft and delicious!
We definitely crave a good burger from time to time, so the other weekend I was feeling ambitious and decided to give these homemade buns a try. I couldn’t believe how simple they were to make, and they were so dang good. It was another one of those great moments where my hubby raves as he’s eating, and tells me to make it more often. 🙂
Now I’m looking forward to Summer even more, because when it’s BBQ time I’ll be making these buns again!
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
- 1 cup warm water ( about 110° F)
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- In a stand-mixer, fitted with the dough hook, combine butter, egg, flour, sugar, salt, yeast and water. (No need to proof the yeast in the water first)
- Mix together on low speed until combined and a dough forms. Knead dough for 7 minutes or until it is soft and smooth. There should not be any dry bits of dough in the bottom of the bowl. If there is, add another tablespoon of water and continue to knead until dough is smooth.
- Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray and place dough inside. Turn to coat and then cover bowl with a dish towel or saran wrap. Let dough rise until doubled in size. About 1 1/2 hours.
- Once dough has risen, remove from bowl and set on a clean work surface. Separate dough into 8 equal pieces. (I used my kitchen scale and weighed each at 3.25 ounces each so they would be exactly even) Shape each piece into a ball. Transfer the dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten each ball with your hand so it looks like a disc.
- Cover the rolls and let rise again until noticeably puffy.
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Brush rolls with half of the melted butter. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and brush each roll with the remaining melted butter. Let cool before serving.
Recipe adapted from: King Arthur Flour