Slider buns are perfect for parties and barbecues. This easy slider bun recipe is easy to make and delicious with pulled pork, hamburgers, or any other favorite slider recipe.
I love using slider buns for a party and these Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are perfect party food. Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sliders are always a hit and you can use slider buns for these Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sandwiches too.
What are Slider Buns?
I love slider buns! Mainly because they are little, little hamburger buns. You can use a slider bun just like you use a hamburger bun, it’s just smaller in size Sliders are a great way to serve food at a party, fill them with little hamburgers, shredded chicken, pork or beef.
Typically when you buy them in the store they are a little more square in shape where as mine are round but they serve the same purpose! They can be hard to find at the grocery store though so making them yourself at home is so much easier and quicker than searching all over town for them and they taste better too!
How to Make Slider Buns
Making this slider bun recipe is pretty much like making any yeast bread or roll. I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer but they can also be made by hand. The slider rolls are just a little more dense so that they hold the meat and don’t fall apart on you. They are still soft and just a bit sweet, which makes them perfect. If you are nervous about working with yeast be sure and check out my post here with all my tips on how to proof yeast.
- Proof yeast with 3 Tbsp water.
- Combine flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add in butter and use your fingers to crumble it into the flour mixture.
- Add in yeast mixture, 1 cup water and egg and knead until dough is soft and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky.
- Place dough in a bowl and cover and let rise for about an hour or double in size.
The Best Place For Dough To Rise
Dough likes a nice warm environment to rise in so if your house is cold, try this trick, it works every time for me. Turn your oven to 150 degrees F. and as soon as it reaches temperature, turn off the oven and place your bowl of dough covered with a cotton towel in the oven. Close the oven door and let the dough rise. The nice warm environment of the oven will do the trick and your dough will rise fairly quickly.
- After the dough has risen, cut the dough into 16 even size pieces, rolling each piece into a little round ball. You can make them any size you want but I made mine about 2 inches across. Remember they will be a bit bigger when they rise.
- Place the round balls of dough onto a parchment covered baking sheet. I usually flatten the ball of the dough slightly with my hand. Cover the pan with a cotton towel and let them rise another 30 minutes.
- Bake the slider buns at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool, then slice them open and fill them up!!
Storing Leftover Slider Buns
You can store these rolls right on the counter in an airtight container or wrapped in foil or plastic for 4-5 days. You can also easily freeze them by placing them on a baking sheet, freezing them and then putting them into a freezer bag or other airtight container. They will last up to 6 months in the freezer. Just thaw them on the counter when you are ready to use them.
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Slider Bun Recipe
Slider Bun Recipe
- 3 Tbsp warm water
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 egg beaten
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 3 1/3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp butter
- In a bowl combine 3 Tbsp warm water and yeast. Let sit until foamy.
- In a bowl combine flour, salt and sugar.
- Add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers. It will form crumbs.
- Mix in yeast mixture, 1 cup water and 1 egg.
- Knead until smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky.
- Allow dough to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
- Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and form each into a ball.
- Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with hand..
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray and allow to rise for about 30 minutes
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 12- 15 minutes or until golden brown
- To help your dough rise better turn your oven to 150 degrees F. and as soon as it reaches temperature, turn off the oven and place your bowl of dough covered with a cotton towel in the oven. Close the oven door and let the dough rise. The nice warm environment of the oven will do the trick and your dough will rise fairly quickly.
- You can store these rolls right on the counter in an airtight container or wrapped in foil or plastic for 4-5 days. You can also easily freeze them by placing them on a baking sheet, freezing them and then putting them into a freezer bag or other airtight container. They will last up to 6 months in the freezer. Just thaw them on the counter when you are ready to use them.
Originally posted February 1, 2013
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