How To Shape Hamburger Buns

Beautiful Burger Buns

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Instructions

  1. You may either weigh your flour or measure it by carefully spooning it into a measuring cup and wiping away any excess flour. To prepare the dough, do the following: Prepare the dough by combining and kneading all of the ingredients (by hand, stand mixer, or bread machine) until it is soft and smooth. Allowing the dough to rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it has about doubled in volume, is recommended. To form the buns, do the following: Gently deflate the dough and divide it into eight pieces (each weighing approximately 100g)
  2. For information on how to produce smaller or bigger buns, see the “tips” section below. Using your hands, roll each piece into a ball. Use the palm of your hand to flatten each dough ball so that it is approximately 3″ across
  3. Place the buns on a baking sheet that has been gently oiled or lined with parchment paper. Cover and allow to rise for approximately one hour, or until significantly puffy. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit near the conclusion of the rising period. Using about half of the melted butter, brush the buns with it. To prepare seeded buns, brush the egg white/water mixture directly into the melted butter
  4. This will help the seeds stick to the buns. Sprinkle the seeds of your choosing on top of the buns. To prepare the buns, follow these steps: Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the buns are golden brown. As soon as you take them out of the oven, brush them with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery exterior. In order to prevent brushing the seeds off the buns if you’ve created seeded buns, use caution when applying the melted butter. Allow the buns to cool on a cooling rack before slicing them in half horizontally. Use it as a basis for burgers (beef or plant-based) or as a filler for your favorite sandwich. Information on storing leftover buns: Store leftover buns, well wrapped, at room temperature for several days
  5. Freeze for extended storage.

Tips from our Bakers

  • If you like somewhat smaller buns, split the dough into 12 pieces rather than eight pieces. Bake the buns for 12 to 15 minutes instead of 15 to 18 minutes as directed on the package. And how about “slider buns,” which are around 3 inches in diameter? Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on how many pieces of dough you have. To create these buns using our hamburger bun pan, follow these steps: Divide the dough into six pieces (each weighing approximately 128g) and roll them into balls. Simply place the balls into the wells of a hamburger bun pan that has been lightly oiled and gently press them with your hand until they are approximately 3 1/2″ to 4″ wide, or until they have filled the bottom of the wells. Continue to follow the recipe exactly as instructed
  • Join Martin Philip, a King Arthur baker, and his family as they work together to create Beautiful Burger Buns from start to finish. Also, make mouth-watering cinnamon buns out of the leftover dough! Watch Martin Bakes at Home – Burger Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, and More Now!

Simply Perfect Homemade Hamburger Buns

These delectable Homemade Hamburger Buns will take your burger game to the next level. These brioche-like buns have a light texture and a rich flavor that will leave you wanting more. Someone recently inquired as to whether or not I have a nice recipe for handmade hamburger buns. Yes, I certainly do! Because we are approaching the first long weekend of the Summer season in Canada, it seemed like a good time to offer this recipe, which has been my go-to for years for making hamburger buns. This dish initially appeared in the New York Times some years ago, under the title “Light Brioche Buns,” and has since gained widespread popularity.

Despite the fact that these buns are supplemented with eggs and a little amount of butter for flavor, they manage to be light in texture while being firm enough to handle the entire burger and all of its toppings.

They freeze nicely, so make a couple of batches and store them in the freezer so you’ll always be prepared for a lazy Summer barbecue.

  • Notes on the ingredients
  • Notes from the cook Instructions on how to roll dough into balls are demonstrated in this video. This recipe should be saved or shared
  • Comments, questions, and reviews are welcome.

Ingredient Notes

Bread flour: If you start with bread flour, you’ll receive the best results. Much better, if you start with unbleached bread flour, your results will be even better. That’s not the simplest thing to come across on the shelves of grocery stores here in Canada. Bulk Barn is where I acquire my. In the absence of this, bleached bread flour will suffice. You can also use all-purpose flour, but your buns may not rise nearly as high as they should. Inactive dry yeast must be proofed (soaked) in warm water before use.

I personally do not use dried active yeast and instead prefer to use Instant Yeast (such as SAF Brand).

Therefore, I prove the Instant Yeast in the same manner as instructed in the recipe, unless otherwise specified.

Cook’s Notes

The first thing you need know about this dough is that it is extremely wet and nearly sticky when prepared according to the directions. You want to avoid adding much more flour here if at all possible in order to achieve the best (lightest) outcome. Add only the very minimal amount necessary to ensure that you can handle the dough. This dough is also a slow riser, so be patient and allow it to rise for as long as it takes for it to double in size, or until it is doubled in size. When baking in a warm Summer kitchen, the dough may likely rise a little faster.

I next divide the overall weight by eight to get at the weight of each roll’s dough mixture.

It is important to brush the egg wash onto the dough evenly and completely, making sure to go all the way around the bun and all the way down to the bottom of the bun.

If you’d want to add additional toppings to your handmade buns, sprinkle sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or a “everything” mix on top of the buns just after egg washing them and just before putting them in the oven right before baking them.

These buns keep well in the freezer! Thaw the frozen food at room temperature in the freezer bag or storage container.

Video: How to shape dough into balls

My experience has been that the shape of “the ball” is the one thing that causes folks to get stuck while baking buns. If someone believes that all you have to do is grab a piece of dough and mold or squeeze it into a ball shape, that is understandable. Although it may not seem like it, when it comes to making a “ball” out of dough, there is a strategy to it that involves establishing what is known as surface tension or tightness on the top of the ball. It is this tension that causes the dough to rise higher and smoother on top, as well as to create a wonderful smooth top.

  • It’s the quickest and most efficient method I can think of, and it provides excellent results.
  • Smooth down the top by stretching it out as much as possible.
  • Turn the piece over and squeeze the edges together as they stretch in toward the center.
  • Continue to do this all the way around the edges, until the sides are smooth as well.
  • Turn the ball over so that the pinched half is on the bottom.

Recipe

  • Recipe for handmade hamburger buns that are delicious. This recipe makes 8 buns. Exceptionally well-freeze
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Time to Rise: 3 hours 3 hours and 35 minutes in total
  • 1 cup water, warmed at around 105-110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 3 tablespoons milk, warmed to lukewarm
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast or ordinary Instant yeast (not fast or rapid rise yeast)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 big egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar fine salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

For egg wash:

  • Warm the water, warmed milk, yeast, and sugar in a small mixing bowl or 2-cup measuring cup until well combined. Allow it stand for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble. Using a large mixing basin, whisk together the bread flour, all-purpose flour, and salt until thoroughly combined. Toss in the butter. By rubbing the butter into the flour mixture with your finger tips, you will get uniform crumbs. Add the yeast mixture and the beaten egg to the mixing bowl and stir until a wet, sticky dough forms, using a dough scraper or silicone spatula. Scrape the dough out of the bowl with a silicone bowl scraper and onto a counter or work surface that has been lightly floured. At this time, the dough is quite wet and sticky, and it is not really able to be kneaded in the manner in which it would normally be. You will be tempted to dust the surface with flour, but resist the temptation to do so. As an alternative to traditional kneading, use a dough scraper or silicone spatula to lift the dough off the counter and smack it back down on the work surface. (Don’t simply dump it
  • Crash it into the ground.) It’s a healing experience:) Using your scraper, flip it over many times on the counter, then lift it up and smack it down on the floor once more. For a number of minutes, keep repeating the slamming/turning motion. You should see that it is adhering to the counter a bit less as time goes by. If the dough does not seem to be advancing after a couple of minutes (it is still quite sticky), softly sprinkle the counter with flour and turn the dough over it to lightly flour (not too much flour). It’s only a little sprinkling). Carry on performing the slam and turn movement for several additional minutes. After approximately 5 minutes or so of this procedure, your dough should be able to come away from the counter without adhering to it. Despite the fact that the dough will still be rather moist, you should be able to shape it into a ball. * Even after 5-7 minutes of labor, if the dough is still clinging to your hands, sprinkle it with a small bit more flour, if necessary, until it no longer sticks but is still lovely and moist
  • Using your hands, roll the dough into a ball and lay it in an oiled basin. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it rise until doubled in size, about a half hour. It’s important to note that this dough is a little sluggish to rise. Allow it to rise until it has doubled in size, regardless of how long it takes
  • Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and setting it aside
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces by scraping it with a dough scraper. In order to determine the weight of each piece of dough, I like to weigh the dough ball and then divide that weight by 8. I then weigh each piece to that weight, resulting in eight pieces that are precisely identical in size. The individual balls in my most recent baking weighed 101g each. Yours may be a little different.)
  • If your dough is still too sticky to mold into balls at this stage, gently sprinkle it with a little amount of flour. *For instructions on how to form each of the eight dough pieces into a ball, please refer to the video above the recipe card. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them approximately 2-3 inches apart. Wrap it loosely with a clean kitchen towel and let it aside to rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours. On the bottom rack of the oven, place a big shallow roasting pan filled with water. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, with a rack in the middle of the oven as well
  • After the buns have doubled in size, whisk up the remaining egg and 1 tablespoon water and brush the buns generously. Make careful to brush the whole bun, including the top and sides, as well as the bottom of the pan, because any places you miss will be pale in color once cooked. Alternatively, you might add sesame or poppy seeds on top at this time if you so wish. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through, or until tops are golden brown
  • Immediately remove buns to a cooling rack to cool fully.
  • Warm the water, warmed milk, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup and set aside. Allow for around 5 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble. Bread flour, all-purpose flour, and salt are whisked together in a large mixing dish. In a separate bowl, combine the butter and salt. By rubbing the butter into the flour mixture with your finger tips, you will get uniform crumbs
  • Using a dough scraper or a silicone spatula, whisk the yeast mixture and beaten egg into the mixing bowl until a wet, sticky dough is formed. Scrape the dough out of the bowl with a silicone bowl scraper and onto a counter or work surface that has been very lightly dusted. At this time, the dough is quite wet and sticky, and it is not really able to be kneaded in the manner in which it should be. The temptation to start dusting with flour will be strong
  • Resist the desire. As an alternative to traditional kneading, use a dough scraper or silicone spatula to lift the dough from the counter and slam it back down. ) Don’t simply dump it
  • Crash it into the ground. It’s a form of therapy. Using your scraper, turn it over many times on the counter, then lift it up and smack it down on the counter again. For a number of minutes, keep repeating the slamming/turning movement. As a result, you should notice that it is adhering to the counter a bit less. If you feel the dough isn’t progressing after a couple of minutes (it’s still incredibly sticky), carefully sprinkle the counter with flour and turn the dough over it to flour very lightly (don’t use too much flour, though). A little dusting is all that is required. Continue to do the slam and turn movement for a few minutes after that. After approximately 5 minutes or so of this procedure, your dough should be able to come off the counter without adhering to it anymore. You should be able to shape the dough into a ball despite the fact that it will be fairly damp. Even after 5-7 minutes of labor, if the dough is still clinging to your hands, sprinkle it with a small amount of flour, as needed, until it stops sticking but is still lovely and moist
  • Form the dough into a ball and set it in an oiled mixing basin to rest for 15 minutes. Leave it to rise until it has doubled in size, around 1-2 hours. It’s important to note that this dough is a little slower to rise than usual. Do not stop until it has increased by twofold, regardless of how long it takes
  • Remove from the oven and set aside a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, using a dough scraper to do so. In order to determine a weight for each piece of dough, I like to weigh the dough ball and divide that weight by 8. Each component is then weighed according to its weight, resulting in eight pieces that are precisely identical in size. The individual balls in my most recent baking project weighed 101g each. It’s possible that yours will differ somewhat.
  • Even if the dough is still too sticky to mold into balls at this stage, gently coat it with a small amount of flour. *For instructions on how to form each of the eight dough parts into a ball, please refer to the video above the recipe card.) Balls should be around 2-3 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper. Place a clean kitchen towel over the top of the dough and allow it to rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours. A big shallow roasting pan filled with water should be placed directly in the middle of the oven on the lowest rack. To begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, with a rack also in the center of the oven. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water, then brush the buns generously with this mixture. Make careful to brush the whole bun, including the top and sides, as well as the bottom of the pan, because any portions that are left unbrushed may turn pale when cooked. Additionally, if desired, you can garnish with sesame or poppy seeds at this time. Immediately move the buns to a cooling rack and let them to cool fully. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through baking.
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Hamburger Buns

Hamburger buns made from good fresh bread are difficult to come by in Paris. It has been that way for me, at least. For my Sunday cheeseburger, I opted to create my own handmade burger buns so that I could enjoy it in the comfort of my own home. We don’t have much of a choice these days, unfortunately. They are simple to make. I’ll make good on my commitment. All you have to do is be patient and follow the instructions.

How to make hamburger buns

Hamburger buns are a simple dish to prepare. Just be patient and allow them to rest so that they can develop into lovely flowers. In order to make any bread, hamburger buns included, there are four phases to the process: kneading; first fermentation; bread shape; and second fermentation. And, of course, there’s the baking of the bread in the end.

How to make the dough for hamburger buns?

You may make the hamburger buns in a stand mixer or by hand, depending on your preference. * With the use of a stand mixer In the bowl of your stand-mixer, combine the yeast and water until completely dissolved. The water should not be too hot, or the yeast will be killed. It should be a comfortable temperature; 20 degrees Celsius would be ideal! Alternatively, if you are using active dry yeast, allow it to rest for approximately 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Until you can see little bubbles developing on the surface of the water.

Except for the butter, combine the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Toss in the room-temperature butter and knead on a moderate speed until the butter has been completely integrated into the dough.

When the dough no longer adheres to the sides of the mixing bowl, it is ready to be used.

To make your bread into a ball, wrap it in a damp kitchen towel and let it aside for an hour. It should have at the very least doubled in proportion. This is the second phase in the process of manufacturing your burger buns: the initial fermentation of the dough is completed here.

* Using a pen and paper Warm water should be used to dissolve the yeast. Alternatively, if you are using active dry yeast, allow it to rest for approximately 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Until you can see little bubbles developing on the surface of the water. Alternatively, it is not essential to wait and you may begin with the recipe immediately. Create a fountain on the kitchen counter by combining the flour, sugar, and salt together. To fill the egg yolk with half of the water, poke a hole on one side of the egg yolk.

  1. Continue to stir in the remaining water until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticking to the counter top of the kitchen.
  3. To make your bread into a ball, wrap it in a damp kitchen towel and let it aside for an hour.
  4. This is the second phase in the process of manufacturing your burger buns: the initial fermentation of the dough is completed here.

How to shape burgers buns

Separate the bread dough into eight equal halves. If you have access to a scale, each one should weigh around 100 g. We’re going to form the bread now, so get ready. In order for your bun to expand properly throughout the fermentation process and when baking, it is critical that you follow these instructions. It provides it with strength. In French, this is referred to as “façonnage.” Each piece will be shaped into a tiny, tight ball, as seen in the picture. To show how this is done, watch the video below:

Hamburger buns resting time (second fermentation)

As soon as you’ve finished shaping the burger buns, put them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover them with a moist kitchen towel, and let them aside for about 1 hour, or until they have doubled in size (if this happens before the hour, that’s OK). The length of time it takes will be determined by the temperature and humidity conditions you are operating in.

Decorating hamburger buns with sesame seeds

If you wish to use sesame seeds to adorn your hamburger buns, you should do it immediately after forming your burger buns. 1 egg should be beaten. Place the sesame seeds in a small shallow dish and set aside. Make all of your buns and then paint them with an egg wash using a pastry brush. Turn the bun over and roll it in the sesame seeds to finish them off. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the oven. Allow them to rest until they have doubled in size.

How to bake hamburger buns

To begin, preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius 15 minutes before the fermentation is to be completed, then set an empty baking tray in the bottom of your oven. If you haven’t already done so, brush the hamburger buns with the beaten egg after they have doubled in size if you haven’t already done so. Sesame seeds are optional. Half a glass of water should be poured into the empty tray just before placing your buns in. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Freezing hamburger buns

After they have been cooked, hamburger buns can be stored in the freezer. Allow them to cool to ambient temperature before freezing them. You may store the buns in the refrigerator for up to three months. In order to thaw, place the meat in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours. If I’m using frozen hamburger buns, I like to reheat them in the oven before using them. The ingredients used in all of the recipes on this site are all measured using the metric system, which is used around the world.

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How to Make Perfect Hamburger Buns

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Is the Thought of “Homemade” a Horror Story for You?

You claim you’ve never cooked a loaf of bread before? Don’t worry, I’ll take you through the process step by step.

What exactly is it? What happened the last time you tried and your bread came out flat and leaden? If you follow my instructions, you will be rewarded with hamburger buns that you can be proud of (and that taste fantastic, too). So let’s get this party started.

Simple Ingredients

You claim you’ve never cooked a loaf of bread before. You needn’t be concerned since I will walk you through the process. So, what exactly is it?. What happened when you tried it before and your bread came out flat and leaden? In the end, you will have hamburger buns you can be proud of (and that taste fantastic, too!). Just follow my instructions. All right, let’s get this party started!

How They Work Together

Flourishes are the building blocks of a healthy loaf of bread, and protein is a critical component of that foundation (otherwise known as gluten). Contrary to popular belief, gluten is not a harmful chemical in and of itself. It is a nutrient and a fundamental component of many of our diets. When seen under a microscope, protein seems to resemble a spider web; it is this “web” that serves to capture carbon dioxide bubbles in the atmosphere. The starch in flour is another crucial component. When cooked, starch becomes solid and acts as a structural support for protein webs.

  • Water combines with starch molecules to form gluten links (webs), which are responsible for holding everything together.
  • Salt enhances taste while also chemically altering the gluten, resulting in a stronger gluten protein.
  • What is the significance of this?
  • (Consider how much more durable a balloon is compared to a bubble.) And,yeast.
  • Did you know that?
  • And why is this so?
  • The sugar is introduced, digested by the yeast microorganism, and carbon dioxide is produced as a result.

The Recipe

Many hamburger bun recipes call for the addition of an egg, which results in a thick dough that, although delicious, is a little more difficult to form. To make things simple, I’ll offer you a recipe that will provide a yeasty dough that will be easy to work with and shape.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, warmed gently in the microwave (no more than 110°F)
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast (not instant)
  • 1 cup sugar (no more than 1 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup whole milk (no more than 110°F)
  • Sugar, softened butter, 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, salt, and olive oil for brushing on the shaped ready-to-bake buns are the ingredients for this recipe.

Step 1: Mix and Knead

1. In a large mixing basin, combine the warm milk, yeast, and sugar. Stir everything together and put it aside for approximately 10 minutes, or until it starts to bubble and foam. 2 Combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a separate bowl. Use a stand mixer with a dough attachment to mix the dough until it is smooth and uniform in texture. If you’re making the dough by hand, mix it with a strong spoon until it forms a loose, shaggy dough.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and begin to knead it until it is smooth and elastic. 3. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. The total time required for kneading will be around 8-10 minutes.

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1. After you have done kneading the dough, transfer it to a large mixing basin that has been lightly oiled. To ensure that the entire ball of dough gets lubricated, turn the dough over in the bowl several times. Wrap the bowl tightly in plastic wrap and leave it in a warm, draft-free location to dry. 2. Allow the dough to rise in this warm, safe environment for approximately 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size. Using two fingertips to softly and swiftly push into the dough approximately 1/2 inch deep is one method of determining whether the dough has risen sufficiently.

3.

Using your fingers, bring the edges of the dough to the center, and then set the dough on a lightly floured board.

Proofed, punched, and ready to be molded into a form.

Step 3: Shape and Prepare for the Oven

1. Separate the dough into eight equal pieces. 2. Each component should be shaped into a spherical ball. Prepare a baking sheet with light oil or parchment paper and set aside for approximately an hour, or until the buns have become notably puffy and risen in volume. Secondly, prepare the oven to 375 degrees F while the dough is rising. 3. Drizzle the buns with the olive oil and serve.

Step 4: Bake and Test for Doneness

To begin, divide the dough into eight equal pieces. Construct a circular ball out of each piece. Prepare a baking sheet with light oil or parchment paper and set aside for approximately an hour, or until the buns have become notably puffy and risen in the center. Secondly, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F while the dough is rising. Olive oil should be brushed onto the buns in step 3.

Super Soft Burger Buns

These incredibly soft burger buns are a lot of fun to prepare and are also quite simple. They make use of the Tangzhong process, which results in a very soft burger bun that remains soft for days after it is baked. It is possible to make these homemade burger buns in either bun rings or freeform, and they freeze incredibly well.

Super Soft Burger Buns

Hi! This is just a quick note to share the recipe for these very soft burger buns with you. I’ve been working on this homemade burger bun recipe for quite some time now, and I’ve done a lot of testing. I’m overjoyed to finally be able to share it with you! These buns are simple to prepare, and the dough is really soft and easy to deal with throughout the process. You may either use bun ring molds or freeform to create them, and you can scale them to whatever size that you like. In the 10 years since I perfected the recipe, I’ve prepared it at least a dozen times, experimenting with different flavor combinations, and I’m confident that you will like them as much as I do.

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The role of Tangzhong in bread dough

The Tangzhong method is an Asian technique that includes heating a portion of the flour and water in a bread recipe to make a thick paste, or roux, before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Tangzhong is made by gelatanising part of the starch in the flour during the manufacturing process. This implies that the flour is able to absorb significantly more water and retains it during the dough-making process as well. This results in an extraordinarily soft loaf that stays soft for a much longer period of time than other types of bread.

The advantage of employing a roux is that the bread dough may be kept ‘lean’ – that is, with very little additional oil and other ingredients – while yet being incredibly supple and soft.

I’d been meaning to work on a burger bun recipe for quite some time, so here we go! Because of the Tangzhong, the bread remains soft for an extended period of time, making them excellent for storing and freezing.

The Ultimate Homemade Burger Bun Recipe

It’s really simple to prepare these Homemade Burger Buns since your mixer performs all of the heavy lifting!

  • Creating your own Tangzhong – Tangzhong is prepared by heating together bread flour and milk in a pan until they form a thick paste. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the ingredients. To cool down the hot Tangzhong, they add cold milk to it – this is a trick I learned from King Arthur – so that it is not too hot that the yeast is killed. Mix in the other ingredients – Combine all of the ingredients except the butter in a large mixing bowl and whip it up with your mixer. Allow for 10-15 minutes of mixing time, or until the dough is smooth and elastic and pulls away from the sides. Add the butter – Room temperature butter is added, and the mixture is mixed until it is well absorbed. It simply takes a few minutes to do this task. If your butter is too soft, it will melt and become mushy throughout this process. First rise – Form the dough into a ball and place it in a dish of warm water. Alternatively, you may rise it at room temperature, or check further down the text for instructions on how to make an overnight rise
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut your dough into whichever number of buns you want and give them a fast pre-form. Then rest them for 10 minutes, quickly shape them again, and lay them aside for their second rise, either in rings or spaced on a baking sheet. Prepare for the second rise – This is another room temperature rise, during which the dough will become extremely puffy
  • Egg wash and bake – The egg wash aids in the baking of the buns, which results in a gorgeous golden finish. If you like, you may substitute milk for the water. Egg wash is one of my favorite things. If you desire, you may also include seeds and other ingredients in this section. Then bake them until they are wonderfully brown, allow them to cool on a rack, and then serve them up.

Making Burger Buns with Burger Ring Molds

With the help of these extremely amazing ring molds that my friend Campbell produced for me, I created these burger buns! It is the perfect size for making burger buns, as they are 10cm in diameter and 3cm in height. With the ring, the bun rises uniformly while also developing a pretty attractive ring around the edge, which makes it ideal for burger buns and other bun-shaped items like sandwiches. You are not need to utilize the rings if you do not like to do so; the product will still function well.

How to know when bread is ready to bake

When baking bread, it is critical to judge the progress of the dough by its behavior rather than by the time specified in the recipe. However, while the recipe serves as a decent general guide, the temperature of your dough when it is first made, as well as the weather and the temperature of your space, can all have an impact on how quickly it rises. In order to determine when the dough is ready to be baked, gently probe it with your finger is the best method. If it immediately comes back to life, it is not yet ready to be used.

Remember to prepare your oven around 30 minutes before you anticipate your dough will be ready to ensure that it has enough time to fully warm.

If this does happen, simply place them in the refrigerator to prevent them from over proofing while you prepare your oven to 350 degrees.

How to tell if you have over proofed your buns

This does happen from time to time, and it’s a great disappointment. Either you forget about your buns rising and they overproof, or you leave them proving for an excessive amount of time. Because the yeast creates all of its gas while performing its second proof, it has nothing left to provide when the bread is baked in the oven. It’s a shame, but it does happen. It is likely that your buns will deflate during the egg washing process if you have over proofed them. Then, because there is no gas to raise the bread in the oven, overproofed dough doesn’t do much in the oven.

Scaling the recipe for larger or smaller burger buns

In order to save time, I produced 9 burger buns with my dough, each weighing around 90g in total. Making them in whatever size is completely up to you. To get the weight of each bun, weigh the entire batch of dough (it should weigh around 810g, but weigh yours just to be sure), then divide the total weight by the number of buns you want to make to get the weight of each ball of dough. Each bun would weigh 67.5g if you were to make 12 of them, for instance.

It’s important to remember that if you make the burger buns smaller, the rising time for the second proof will be shorter. I prepared these and divided them into 12 halves, and the rise time was just approximately 45 minutes rather than the recommended 1 12 hours, so keep a watch on them.

Can you make Burger Buns ahead of time?

To get a head start on creating these soft burger buns, you may let them rise overnight in the refrigerator before baking them. My preferred method is to prepare the dough and then let it to rest on the counter for approximately 15 minutes before putting it into the refrigerator to begin the initial rising process. I tried it overnight, but you could probably get away with 3 hours in the fridge if you wanted to create the dough in the morning and use it later in the day for something else. When dealing with yeasted dough, keep in mind that the fridge is your best friend – if, for whatever reason, the dough is going to rise before you need it, simply drop it in the fridge to slow down the rising period until you are ready to use it.

You should be able to shape the dough into burger buns right out of the fridge, but if it seems a bit stiff, let it aside for about 10 minutes to soften.

Follow the dough’s appearance rather than the time specified in the recipe.

FAQ for Soft Burger Buns

Is it necessary to use bread flour? Yes. It is required for the dough’s strength. If you live anywhere other than the United States, bread flour is frequently referred to as high quality or strong flour. If bread flour is not readily accessible in your country, you might substitute some important wheat gluten to give the loaf more structure. Is it possible to create this recipe by hand? No. It is a very sticky dough that need the use of the mixer to generate strength. What is the best way to store Burger Buns?

  • On the first day, I normally eat them raw, then lightly toast them the next day.
  • Yep!
  • Defrost at room temperature for best results.
  • Is it okay to use active dry yeast?
  • In order to make the tangzhong, you must first place it in the stand mixer bowl as you would normally, then add the cold milk.
  • Add the sugar first, followed by the yeast, and allow it settle for 5-10 minutes, or until frothy.
  • Is it possible that the heated Tangzhong will kill the yeast?

The ice-cold milk helps to chill it down.

If you are using active dried yeast, you will need to chill the tangzhong before activating the yeast in lukewarm milk and then continuing the recipe.

Nope!

Take a look at the photographs for buns baked without rings; they are a little shorter, but they work just well.

Yes!

It will fit neatly into a 9″x13″ (20x30cm) pan and will yield 12 sliders when baked in this size.

What happened?

If you are utilizing the rings, you may notice that they have a slight fold around the edge and that the crust has become a bit wrinkled.

You didn’t do anything wrong, believe it or not.

Where did you acquire the rings that you utilized for your project?

Is it possible to include sesame seeds?

Place them on immediately after applying the egg wash.

Is it necessary for me to use the milk powder? You should be alright if you do not include it, however I have not tried it that way yet.

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A note on salt and oven temperature

It is critical to pay attention to the sort of salt that is required for in a particular recipe. Unless otherwise specified, I use Diamond Crystal salt throughout my recipes; if you want to use another type of kosher salt or plain table salt, you will need to modify your measurements proportionately because some salt is’saltier’ than others. Morton’s salt is twice as salty as table salt, therefore you will only need half the amount. The same may be said for conventional table salt. I’m still working on obtaining gram measurements for salt across my recipes, but I’m getting closer to it.

Changing the temperature of your oven when using the fan or convection setting will be necessary.

Using the double / triple function in the recipe card

Note the sort of salt that is called for in a recipe because this is very significant. All of my recipes include Diamond Crystal salt, which is somewhat saltier than standard table salt. If you use a different type of kosher or regular table salt, you will need to modify your measurements appropriately, as some salts are’saltier’ than others. It is necessary to use half the amount of Morton’s salt since it is twice as salty. For conventional table salt, the same holds true. When it comes to salt quantities, I’m still working on obtaining gram amounts throughout my recipes.

Changing the temperature of your oven while using the fan or convection mode is necessary.

Why is this recipe in grams?

I give my baking recipes in grams since it is the most precise method to measure ingredients. Cups are not only wrong, but their volume varies from country to country. I’m not going to be able to supply a universal cup measure that will work for everyone. Posting in pounds, on the other hand, eliminates this problem. For those who would like to have the recipe in cups, you are welcome to convert it yourself using Google; but, please don’t ask me to do it since I am not comfortable offering a recipe using a method that I have not personally tried.

If you would want a recommendation, this is the scale that I use.

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These incredibly soft burger buns are a lot of fun to prepare and are also quite simple.

They make use of the Tangzhong process, which results in a very soft burger bun that remains soft for days after it is baked. It is possible to make these burger buns in bun rings or freeform, and they freeze incredibly well both ways. Tangzhong

Dough for Burger Buns

  • Tangzhong in its entirety
  • 2 teaspoons (7 grams) quick yeast
  • 30 grams (7.5 grams) milk powder
  • 1 12 teaspoons (7 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 360 grams (7.5 grams) bread flour
  • 45 grams (7.5 grams) salted butter, at room temperature Egg wash (one egg whisked with one tablespoon of water)

TANGZHONG

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk and bread flour until smooth. Stir continually while cooking over medium heat until the mixture thickens and forms a paste, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the contents to the bowl of a stand mixer.

BURGER BUN DOUGH

  1. Add the cold milk and stir to integrate, making sure the mixture is not hotter than lukewarm with your finger before serving (the cold milk should cool the hot tangzhong enough). Combine the sugar, yeast, milk powder, salt, egg, and flour in a mixing bowl. Transfer the mixture to a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook
  2. Mix the dough on medium speed for 12-15 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic and has begun to pull away from the edges of the bowl. Remember that it is sticky, but if you have created it by weight, you will not have any problems with it. Make use of a timer and take a break from the mixer if you find it necessary. If the dough still isn’t coming together after that time and you’re concerned, add flour a teaspoon at a time until the dough just comes together
  3. Mix in the butter for a further 5 minutes, or until it is completely integrated. Smooth and elastic dough that passes the windowpane test should be used to make the doughnuts. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and lightly flour it if necessary before forming it into a tight ball with a bench scraper or your hands. Transfer to a greased mixing basin and enclose the mixing bowl in plastic wrap. Place the dough in a warm place and let it rise until it has doubled in size, about 1 12 hours. Prepare a lightly floured surface for the dough to be turned out on. If you are using bun rings (I used 100mm rings for 90g buns), gently lubricate the rings before using them. Divide the dough into 9 equal parts, with each component weighing around 90 grams. Take one piece of dough at a time and flatten it before tucking it into a ball, then turning it seam side down and rolling into a tight ball by cupping your hand to form a ‘claw’ shape and using the strain from the counter to roll it firmly. Place to one side and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Make a group of dough balls on your counter with a little space between them so that they don’t touch each other and repeat the process with the remaining dough pieces. Set aside the buns for 10 minutes, after which you should give them a brisk roll to tighten them back up. Place them in the rings that have been made or on baking sheets that have been spread apart. Due to their high rising nature, make sure they are placed far enough apart – you may put 5 on one pan and 4 on the other pan. Alternatively, you might space them closer together so that they bake together. The buns can be covered with a lid or some lightly greased plastic wrap, or a second sheet pan turned upside down can be used to serve as a lid. Allow the buns to rise for around 1 12 hours more. You want them to puff out and double in size, and when you softly touch on one of them, it should leave a slight depression that doesn’t quite spring back to its original shape. Take a look at the photographs to see how they seem just after rolling and then rising. Remember that rising time is dependent on your environment, so judge the dough by how it looks rather than by how long it has been rising. Approximately 20 minutes before the dough is ready to be baked, preheat the oven to 360°f / 185°c. Egg wash should be applied to the buns. If you’re baking in rings, only coat the visible portions
  4. If you’re baking plain buns, brush the corners as well as the center. then bake for 15-18 minutes, or until they are a rich golden brown color, until they are done. Remove the dish from the oven and, if applicable, remove the rings. Allow for 10-15 minutes of cooling time on the pans before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully before serving. While cooling, the buns will wrinkle a bit, and if you used the rings, the edge may not stay fully straight and may fold in on itself a little – this is typical owing to the fact that they are so soft and need not be worried about
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In a separate bowl, add the cold milk and whisk well, making sure it is not hotter than lukewarm with your finger (the cold milk should cool the hot tangzhong enough). Combine the sugar, yeast, milk powder, salt, egg, and flour in a large mixing bowl until well combined and smooth. Into the mixer, attach the dough hook and mix on medium speed until smooth. To make the dough smooth and elastic, mix on medium speed for 12-15 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic and is pulling away from the edges of the bowl.

  1. Make use of a timer and take a break from the mixer if you feel the need.
  2. After 5 minutes, add the butter and stir until it is well integrated.
  3. With a bench scraper, shape the dough into a tight ball by turning it out onto the surface and lightly flouring it if necessary to prevent sticking.
  4. In a warm place, allow the dough to rise for around 1 12 hours, or until doubled in size.
  5. In the event that you plan to use bun rings (I used 100mm rings for 90g buns), gently lubricate the rings before baking.
  6. When working with a single piece of dough at a time, flatten the piece of dough, tuck it into a ball, then turn the ball seam side down and roll it into a tight ball by cupping your hand to make a ‘claw’ shape and using the tension from the counter to roll the dough firmly.
  7. – Make a group of dough balls on your counter with a little space between them so that they don’t touch each other and repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.

They can be placed in the rings that have been made or on baking sheets that have been set apart.

Another option is to place them closer together so that they bake together.

Allow a another 1 12 hours of rising time for the buns.

Look closely at the photographs to see how they seem immediately after rolling and then after rising.

Preheat the oven to 360°f / 185°c when the dough has risen for approximately 20 minutes.

Simply coat the exposed portions of the rings if you are baking them in rings; if you are baking plain buns, brush the edges as well.

While cooling, the buns will wrinkle a bit, and if you used the rings, the edge may not stay fully straight and may fold in on itself a little – this is natural owing to the fact that they are so soft.

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Chef John’s buns are a must-have! These finished out beautifully – light, with a delicious taste and texture. When cooked with whole wheat flour, it is even more delectable. It’s the only thing I changed about the recipe: I reduced the amount of sugar from 3 tablespoons to 1 tablespoon because 3 tablespoons is way too sweet for my (European) taste and adds unnecessary calories. My first step was to whisk the egg, followed by tossing all the ingredients into my bread-making machine on the dough-making setting, skipping steps 2 through 6 and starting over at step 7.

Hot dog buns are made by flattening each of the 8 pieces into 15x15cm (6×6-inch) rectangles in step 7, rolling them very tightly and pinning the ends and along the remaining edge, and laying them out on the baking sheet with the remaining edge down.

Most helpful critical review

Okay, so I believe they have excellent taste. There is, however, one minor issue. When the cling film is removed, the balloons deflate as a result of the adhesion. We finally settled on flat bread. well, perhaps you shouldn’t use cling film? One area of the body that was revealed was absolutely exquisite. More information can be found at

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Chef John’s buns are a must-have! These finished out beautifully – light, with a delicious taste and texture. When cooked with whole wheat flour, it is even more delectable. It’s the only thing I changed about the recipe: I reduced the amount of sugar from 3 tablespoons to 1 tablespoon since 3 tablespoons is much too sweet for my (European) taste and adds extra calories. My first step was to whisk the egg, followed by tossing all the ingredients into my bread-making machine on the dough-making setting, bypassing stages 2 through 6 and starting again at step 7.

Hot dog buns are made by flattening each of the 8 pieces into 15x15cm (6×6-inch) rectangles in step 7, rolling them very tightly and pinning the ends and along the remaining edge, and laying them out on the baking sheet with the remaining side down.

  1. What a simple method to get started with yeast for those who are new to it!
  2. It took me 3.5 ounces to weigh the dough for each of the buns, and they were more than adequate for a quarter-pound hamburger.
  3. They were just wonderful.
  4. Last night, we enjoyed excellent hamburgers prepared by Costco using organic hamburger meat.
  5. Chef John, you’ve done it again!
  6. Put all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set the bread machine to the dough cycle.
  7. I agree with the others who have stated that these are a little on the large side.

Soon after taking his first mouthful, my husband said that I should prepare them every time we eat burgers.

This recipe is a definite keeper!

Because I am a vegan health freak, I was unable to use eggs in this recipe, so I used good ole flax seed (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water Equals 1 egg) instead.

Due to the fact that whole wheat is heavier than white flour, an additional 1/4 cup of water is required.

Read MoreThis recipe is simple to make and yields a delicious bun.

As others have pointed out, the buns are far too huge for the number of servings.

Size is a matter of personal choice, therefore an 8 may be plenty for you.

You will not be disappointed.

During the first rise, the dough was crawling out of the bowl after only one hour.

The number of regular-sized ones I could have obtained was probably close to 18.

spray the cling wrap!” at the same time.

It got trapped in my buns and deflated them!

We ate flatbread for lunch!

I did reduce the sugar to 1 tablespoon, as advised by another person.

This is a recipe that I will absolutely make again.

  • So simple, and yet so good!
  • I placed all of the ingredients in my bread machine and let it do its job, then proceeded to step 7 once the bread had risen.
  • Thank you for the wonderful recipe!
  • There is, however, one minor issue.
  • We finally settled on flat bread.
  • One area of the body that was revealed was absolutely exquisite.
  • They are DELICIOUS as hamburger buns, sandwich rolls, or simply as a snack on its own.

I don’t bother with the egg beating.

Most of the time, I use olive or rice bran oil for butter simply because it is more convenient and is a little healthier than butter in terms of fat content.

In a nonstick cookie sheet or on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper, I place the dough (after it has been made into a roll).

Instead, I just wrap them in a thin cotton dish towel and set them aside.

as well as less trouble I’ve made these with and without the egg wash and sesame seeds, and they’re both delicious.

My children, on the other hand, love them without the seeds.

This dish is fantastic!

It doesn’t get any better than this one, believe me.

40-Minute Hamburger Buns

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus resting 10 minutes in the oven

Makes

1 dozen (dozen) I cook for three men who are huge fans of burgers here on our ranch. These fluffy hamburger buns are the perfect size for their large appetites. Because the buns are so wonderful, I sometimes just serve them with a meal on their own. The author, Jessie McKenney, of Twodot, Montana Every editorial product is chosen on its own merits, while we may be compensated or earn an affiliate commission if you purchase something after clicking on one of our affiliate links. As of the time of writing, the ratings and pricing are correct, and all goods are in stock.

Ingredients

  • Active dry yeast, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit), 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 big egg, room temperature, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Warm water and yeast in a large mixing basin until yeast is completely dissolved. Allow for a 5-minute resting period after adding the oil and sugar. Combine the egg, salt, and just enough flour to create a soft dough
  2. Set aside. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Do not allow the sun to rise. Divide the mixture into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on baking pans that have been buttered. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 10 minutes. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove the baked goods from the pans and place them on wire racks to cool.

Hamburger Bun Tips

Before you can begin combining and kneading the dough, you must first prove the yeast, which involves checking to see if the yeast is still active. Wait at least 5 minutes after mixing the yeast, oil, and sugar until the mixture is bubbly and foamy. This permits the yeast to feed on the sugar and grow into a frothy substance. If this chemical reaction does not take place, the yeast will no longer be beneficial. Check out our full guide to baking bread for even more bread-baking suggestions.

How do you store leftover yeast?

In this recipe, you will not be using an even number of packets when measuring the ingredients. Any unused yeast should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months at room temperature. Are you unsure of the sort of yeast to use? In our yeast bread making tutorial, we’ve broken it down step by step.

Want a heartier sandwich?

Instead of 12 sections, divide the dough into 8 portions and then form the sandwiches whatever you want them to look. When you’re ready to bite in, don’t forget to put on the burger toppings as well!

How can I customize this hamburger bun recipe?

These hamburger buns may be made in a variety of shapes and sizes. In the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, we prefer to sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top of our dishes. In order to include seeds, slather heated buns with melted butter and top with your preferred toppings. This recipe may also be used to make slider buns or rolls, which are both delicious. To create the rolls, divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 7 grams of fat (1 gram of saturated fat), 18 milligrams of cholesterol, 204 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates (5 grams of sugars, 1 gram of fiber), and 5 grams of protein.

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