Sure burgers are tasty, easy and a quick weeknight meal. But making your own burger buns elevates them to a level of magic. While it may be easier to pick up some supermarket rolls and call it done, I am an epic believer in amplifying one’s suffering if given the opportunity. And this is your opportunity people! If you’re looking for the original recipe it’s available here
Makes 8 medium sized rolls
- 3 1/2 cups (420g) All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 to 1 cup (170g to 227g) water, lukewarm*
- 2 tablespoons (28g) butter, at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon (9g) instant yeast
Place flour in salt and a bowl and set aside. Bloom yeast in 170g lukewarm water with sugar. Add egg and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, either via a food processor, dough mixer or by hand. Add additional water as needed to make a smooth dough. Knead for 10 mins then cover with film and allow to rise for 1.5 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F. After dough has proofed sufficiently, remove dough from bowl and place onto floured surface. Cut dough in half, then quarters, then eighths. Roll the balls and stretch and tuck dough under itself. Allow to rise on a baking sheet for another 30 mins. Mine were not very uniform in shape/size, but feel free to use a kitchen scale to ensure even sizes.
Melt some butter, then paint buns with butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook in preheated oven at 350 for 25 mins.
2 responses to “Beautiful Burger Buns (King Arthur Flour)”
Yes I think that I have spent my whole life amplifying my own suffering and that of my family too. But regarding homemade buns I feel rather justified in the process of suffering. There is nothing better than a homemade bun. I say … SUFFER ON!
I will try your recipe since I have made them myself but they often turn out doughy and not great! Yours look amazing