Hamburger buns

Hamburger buns
This recipe shows you how to make hamburger buns that are almost brioche style without being sweet.
82,4803.6/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: April 11th 2020

For 8 buns, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 4 buns 8 buns 16 buns 24 buns

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Hamburger buns : Photo of step #1
Put into a food-processor bowl: 15 g yeast, 500 g plain white flour (French Type 65), 180 g milk, 75 g butter, 2 eggs and 9 g salt.

The milk should be at fridge temperature.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Hamburger buns : Photo of step #2
Knead on slow speed for 10 minutes (the mixture should ideally reach 73°F [23°C] during this process).

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
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Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a clean bowl and cover with a plastic sheet. Leave to rest for 1 hour.

Stage 4 - 8 min.
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After this, weight out into 100 g lumps.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Shape into balls, cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Prepare 2 dishes, one with sesame seeds, the other with wet absorbant paper.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
Hamburger buns : Photo of step #7
Press out a ball of dough into a disc by hand, then reform into a ball.

Roll the top of the ball over the wet paper to moisten it thoroughly.

Stage 8 - 7 min.
Hamburger buns : Photo of step #8
Then roll it around in the sesame seeds...

Stage 9 - 7 min.
Hamburger buns : Photo of step #9 coat the top of the ball.

Stage 10 - 1 hour 30 min.
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Place the ball on a baking sheet.

Prepare all the balls of dough like this, cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.

Stage 11 - 25 min.
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Preheat the oven to 460°F (240°C) and bake for about 25 minutes, until the buns are golden brown.

Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..


This is a new version of the classical recipe for even softer rolls.


A few days in a clothbag, but also freeze well.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,963 Kcal or 12,405 Kj88 gr392 gr116 gr
148 %34 %37 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
319 Kcal or 1,336 Kj9 gr42 gr12 gr
16 %4 %4 %2 %
Per buns
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
370 Kcal or 1,549 Kj11 gr49 gr14 gr
19 %4 %5 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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