One thing I learned how to do during the pandemic was how to make things from scratch and Friday night I made burger buns. This wasn’t the first time, but it was my most successful attempt.
It only took about an hour from proofing the yeast to pulling them out of the oven, and boyyyyy they were a hit!! I would suggest prepping these on a Sunday if you plan to make burgers or sandwiches during the week and storing them in an airtight container until you’re ready to use them. You could also freeze them if you don’t use them all at once.
If you want to give these soft and delicious buns a try the recipe is included below. As a note, this is NOT a gluten-free or vegan-friendly recipe, however, I am sure your egg and flour substitutions shall yield similar results.
RECIPE 📝👩🏾🍳 — 8 Servings
2 ACTIVE DRY Yeast Packets
1/3 Cup Peanut Oil, any neutral oil should work too
1 Cup plus two tbsp of warm water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
Pinch of Salt
3 cups All Purpose Flour
1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. In a large mixing bowl, gently whisk yeast, sugar, water, and oil together until yeast is dissolved. Let stand for 5-10 minutes until you see foam. This means the yeast is alive and you can move on to the next step. If you do not see the foam, toss the mixture and start again.
3. Once you see foam, crack in the egg and whisk until combined. Add the pinch of salt and your flour and mix until the dough is formed. The dough should be very sticky.
4. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth. This took about 3 minutes.
5. Place the dough ball in a clean bowl and let rest covered (I used plastic wrap) for 10 minutes in a warm spot. NOT THE OVEN — try the microwave.
6. Once the dough has rested, dump it out on a lightly floured surface again and cut dough into 8 pieces, (I did not worry too much about the pieces being the same size, I have a toddler and needed smaller buns, but try to make them equal.)
7. Roll those eight pieces into balls and place them on greased baking sheet.
8. Let dough balls rest/rise covered (I used plastic wrap) for about 15 minutes.
9. Once rested, place buns in the oven for 8-12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Note: Before placing buns in the oven, you can use egg wash to apply sesame seed or everything seasonings
Burger buns will be soft, sweet, and delicious if you followed my steps correctly. 😬🤤
Recipe inspired by taste of home