Homemade Hamburger Buns

Servings 8 hamburger buns
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 C warm water
  • 3 Tbsp warm milk
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten and divided
  • 3 1/3 C bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • poppy seeds and/or sesame seeds for top if desired


  • In a bowl combine warm water, milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit until foamy.
  • In a bowl combine flour and salt.
  • Add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers. It will form crumbs.
  • Mix in yeast mixture 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 8 equal pieces and form each into a ball.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
  • Brush tops with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if desired
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown