Recipe by Chef John
"I've gotten a thousand request for these. We're going to make our own, and not only are these going to be the perfect shape, they're going to taste way better than anything that comes out of a plastic bag. The total time takes almost 4 hours, but the actual amount of work involved is maybe 10 minutes."
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast (such as Fleischmann's ActiveDry Yeast®)
all-purpose flour, or as needed - divided
warm water (105 degrees F/41 degrees C)
1 1/4 teaspoons
sesame seeds, or as needed
Gotta love Chef John's buns! These turned out really well - light, lovely taste and texture. Also delicious when made with whole wheat flour.
The only change I made to the recipe was to cut the sugar down to 1 tblsp, because 3 tblsp makes it way too sweet for my (European) taste, and it adds unnecessary calories.
I whisked the egg, then tossed all the ingredients into my bread-making machine on the dough-making setting, thereby skipping steps 2 through 6, resuming at step 7.
I also use this recipe for hot dog buns, and the results are excellent. For hot dog buns, in step 7, flatten each of the 8 pieces into 15x15cm (6x6-inch) rectangles, very tightly roll each one, pinch the ends and along the remaining edge, then lay out on the baking sheet with the remaining edge down. In step 10, brush lightly with the egg-wash, but skip the sesame seeds.
Ok so I reckon they have a great taste. One wee problem though... The cling film sticks and they deflate when removed. Ended up with flat bread.. hmmm maybe don't use cling film?? One part that was exposed was perfect
These buns are so easy to make! What an easy way for beginners with yeast to start! I followed the recipe except to add one tablespoon of the sugar to the yeast/flour/water mix in the very beginning. I weighed the dough of each of the buns at 3.5 ounces, and they handled a quarter pound hamburger perfectly. I think we would perhaps like them just a tad smaller, so next time I'll do what another suggested and make 10 buns from the recipe. They were perfect. I like to slightly undercook my rolls like this (see my photo) so that when I toast them with butter they don't get too dry. We had delicious hamburgers tonight with organic hamburger meat from Costco! Yum! Another winner, Chef John!
Delicious! I put all of the ingredients into the bread machine and set it to the dough cycle. When it was complete, I proceeded with the rest of the recipe. I do agree with the others that said these are a bit on the big side. I think next time I'm gonna make 10 buns, and that should be the perfect size for us. As soon as hubby took his first bite he said I should make these every time we have burgers. These have a wonderful flavor and texture...A definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
This was a really fun and easy recipe to make,although I did make some changes of my own.You see,because I'm a vegan health nut I was unable to use eggs,so I substituted with good ole flax seed(1Tbsp of ground flax + 3Tbsp of water = 1 egg)I also used whole wheat flour(Wheat Montana brand)instead of white,1 Tbsp of sugar instead of three and olive oil instead of butter.Because whole wheat is heavier than white, an extra 1/4 cup of water is needed.This is definitely a keeper!!
This recipe is so easy and produces a great bun. Chef John comes through again. Like others have said, the buns at 8 servings are too large. I tried 10 and still felt the buns were a tad large, so today, I'm going to 12 buns. Size is a personal preference so 8 might be fine for you. Try this recipe. You will not be sorry.
My first time ever making hamburger buns, and I now know I will NEVER go back to store-bought! So easy, and so delicious! I agree that the buns are large, and you could easily shape 10-12 instead of 8 and they will still turn out a good size. I put all ingredients in my bread machine to let it do it's thing, and then step #7 onward after it has risen. These are a HUGE hit in my family; sloppy joes, hamburgers, pulled pork, it all works great! Thanks for spectacular recipe!
Not sure what I did... dough was crawling out of the bowl at 1 hour for the first rise! I got 12 HUGE buns! I think I could have gotten close to 18 regular size ones! Also, everything in me was screaming "spray the cling wrap! spray the cling wrap!" Of course, I didn't listen and... it stuck and deflated my buns! I baked them anyway, just to see what would happen. We ate flat bread! Tasty, but flat! I did decrease the sugar to 1 Tbl as someone else suggested. Not so sure I liked the egg/milk wash.
I will definitely try this recipe again... only I WILL SPRAY MY CLING WRAP!!!!!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 63
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