Homemade Hamburger Buns: Make Your Own
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The best thing to serve hamburgers on are homemade hamburger buns. Homemade hamburger buns are delicious, far more filling than store-bought buns, and are as easy to make as following the steps I’ve laid out in this post.
You can do this. 😉
Homemade Hamburger Buns
What You Need:
4 cups flour
2 pkgs yeast (or about 5 tsp. bulk yeast)
2 cups warm water (about 110 degrees)
3/4 cup melted lard (or whatever fat/oil your family uses)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
3-4 more cups flour
What To Do:
In a large bowl, combine first 4 cups of flour with the yeast. In a separate bowl combine water, melted lard, sugar, and salt.
Pour wet mixture into dry. Add three eggs (room temp is best) and mix the whole mess up with a mixer for three minutes.
Stir in 3-4 cups flour by hand. The amount takes a bit of guesswork and has a lot to do with how humid your air is. If you’re stirring and no more flour will go into the dough easily with a wooden spoon, you’re all set.
Now, turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead. Add a bit more flour if necessary to make a lovely soft dough. You will know the dough is ready for the next step when it is just able to be kneaded without sticking to the counter or your hands.
Place in a greased bowl, cover with a clean dish towel and place in a warm place to rise for about an hour. (I usually turn my oven on to its lowest setting, 170 degrees, and let it preheat. When it’s preheated, I turn it off and then put the dough in the warm oven to rise.)
After an hour, punch the dough down and divide the dough into three parts.
Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. After it rests, you’re ready to shape the buns. Take one of the balls of dough. You’re going to divide it into 8 smaller balls of dough. (You will also separate the remaining two large balls of dough into 8 smaller balls to make a total of 24 balls of dough – which will turn into 24 homemade hamburger buns.)
Turn each ball of dough in your hand, folding the edges under to make an even circle. If you need more technical suggestions for how to shape buns, you can watch videos here or here.
Squish the ball a little bit flat between your palms and place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat until all the buns are shaped.
Place all the buns in a warm place (read: at our house, back in the warm oven) to rise for 30 more minutes. They plump right up!
Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Makes 24 lovely homemade hamburger buns.
Can you say yum? I can.
But it’s not polite to talk with a full mouth. 🙂
(Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Bread Cookbook.)
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Homemade hamburger buns are way more filling than what you'll find in the store!
- 4 cups flour
- 2 env. yeast, 5 tsps. bulk yeast
- 2 cups warm water, (110 degrees)
- 3/4 cup melted lard, or whatever oil your family uses
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 3 eggs
- 3-4 cups additional flour
1. In a large bowl, combine first 4 cups of flour with the yeast. (If you are not using instant yeast, you will have to add the yeast to the warm water and let it sit for a bit before adding it to this flour.)
2. In a separate bowl combine water, melted lard, sugar, and salt.
3. Pour wet mixture into dry. Add three eggs (room temp is best) and mix with a mixer for three minutes.
4. Stir in 3-4 cups flour by hand.
5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes, adding more flour if necessary.
6. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a clean dish towel and place in a warm place to rise for about an hour.
7. After an hour, punch the dough down and divide the dough into three parts. Let all dough rest for 5 minutes.
8. Divide all three balls of dough into 8 smaller balls of dough; shape into buns.
9. Squish each bun a little bit flat between your palms and place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise in a warm place another 30 minutes.
10. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Try my Honey Wheat Bread Recipe! It’s great for sandwiches. You can also try your hand at homemade bread bowls or fancy One Rise Baguette.
19 thoughts on “Homemade Hamburger Buns: Make Your Own”
Thank you! I have been looking for a good recipe
Thanks, I saved that recipe, I can make rolls but they are never what you would put a burger on.
Those are lovely, lovely buns 🙂
cute buns, you're right -lol-. bet they were tasty as well.
Those are some good looking buns! 😀 I have not tried to tackle making any breads yet. Might need to try this one!
Great job, I might have to cut the recipe in half to make the dough in my bread machine (I’ve yet to have any success making bread with out the machine) but I’m looking forward to trying them.
Thanks for sharing.
Made these today, they turned out not only looking good they tasted great, will be using this recipe again?
We are super excited to give this recipe a try tonight. The boys were begging for burgers as soon as they woke up this morning, and I really do not want to make that dreaded trip to town today. You are a lifesaver! I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂
There are only two of us. Can I freeze the baked buns or is there another way to save the dough for later use ?
The buns freeze very well!
I love this recipe. I do, however, form mine differently. I roll the dough into a long log about 2″ around, cut off a piece about 2″ thick, flatten slightly, then let rise. Makes a square shape, more than a round one. But that’s just me. Saves time.
Have a better day!
I’m passing this recipe on to my husband – he loves baking (and cooking). They look delicious!
I pinned this recipe for later. We loved your last bread recipe so much that I am absolutely going to try this as well. Maybe we should start calling you the Queen of bread!
I made these for lunch, they’re amazing! Fluffy and tasty and so much better than the sponges we get from the shop.
I made these buns this morning and they are wonderful, thank you for sharing the recipe and the step by step pictures are wonderful
I used 40 grams of fresh yeast… cuz that’s all I could find. As well as 1.5 cups of whole wheat bread flour… cuz I ran out of white. Having burgers, needed buns! Yay Quarantine 2020! Amy to the rescue!! Turned out amazing!🎉
I made these yesterday to take to a dinner. I made them 1 egg shy, oops in the grocery list, but they turned out perfect. Less flour of course but every one loved them. 3.4 oz rolls were perfect for the BBQ pork sandwiches. It is now on my phone so I can share with friends and use if traveling. Thanks! I took pictures but can’t post.
Glad you enjoyed them!
These are amazing! I had tried another recipe but was not pleased with the results. These however take the cake. I did an egg wash and sesame seeds just before baking. Thank you for the recipe!