40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe

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40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe
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40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe

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4.5 274 278
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Here on our ranch, I cook for three men who love hamburgers. These fluffy yet hearty buns are just right for their big appetites. I also serve the buns plain with a meal. —Jessie McKenney, Twodot, Montana
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Want a heartier sandwich? Divide the dough into 8 portions instead of 12, then shape anyway you like.
  • These are ultra customizable. We like to add sesame or poppy seeds. Just brush warm buns with butter and add your favorite toppings.
  • This recipe can also be used for slider buns or rolls. Divide dough into 24 pieces, and bake until golden brown.
  • To add a golden sheen, whisk one egg yolk with 2-3 teaspoons water, then brush buns before baking.
  • Originally published as 40-Minute Hamburger Buns in Best of Country Breads 2000, p45

    Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 195 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

    • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
    • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
    2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
    3. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
    Test Kitchen Tip
  • Want a heartier sandwich? Divide the dough into 8 portions instead of 12, then shape anyway you like.
  • These are ultra customizable. We like to add sesame or poppy seeds. Just brush warm buns with butter and add your favorite toppings.
  • This recipe can also be used for slider buns or rolls. Divide dough into 24 pieces, and bake until golden brown.
  • To add a golden sheen, whisk one egg yolk with 2-3 teaspoons water, then brush buns before baking.
  • Originally published as 40-Minute Hamburger Buns in Best of Country Breads 2000, p45

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    climbergirl User ID: 6556579 277650
    Reviewed Nov. 12, 2017

    "These were too sweet. I meant to reduce the sugar to a tablespoon or so, but by the time I got to it, I was following the recipe on auto-pilot and added the full amount without thinking. Before the liquid completely soaked into the sugar, I scooped out maybe 1/3 of it. Still, they were too sweet for hamburger buns. And our family eats a fair bit of sugar. We're not a family that eats as little sugar as possible and so is used to a lower level of sugar.

    Additionally, like others said, the recipe makes much smaller buns than is indicated. I could see that and so made eight buns instead of 12. They're still on the small side for burgers at 4-4.5 inches in diameter. I also couldn't believe the dough was supposed to be left in balls, so I flattened them into disks, and they came out the right shape.
    I will probably make these again but make 6 or 7 buns and reduce the sugar to a tablespoon. I also would like to let them rise longer than just ten minutes. I made them in two pans, and the pan in the slightly cooler part of the oven were bigger and took just a bit longer to cook."

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    newsies1899 User ID: 3654527 271513
    Reviewed Aug. 8, 2017

    "I can't believe how fast these came together. I have very little bread making experience, and these were amazing! Love them! Will definitely make them again."

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    Marlin User ID: 4947582 269007
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2017

    "I made these this morning exactly as directed, though I was a little skeptical about the 2T of yeast. The flavor and texture are perfect! They are a great size for a sandwich, but a little small for most hamburger patties. This recipe has just become my favorite! And, yes, 40 minutes was pretty much right on the money!"

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    L User ID: 9169544 266046
    Reviewed May. 16, 2017

    "Love this recipe! so soft, quick, and easy! perfect for a time pinch."

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    Lee User ID: 9132487 264416
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2017

    "Not a review but a question - can anyone tell me if this recipe can be halved successfully? I don't need that many rolls and don't want to freeze them. Thanks!"

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    Keith User ID: 9087182 261638
    Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017

    "5 stars for result 3 1/2 stars for recipe as written. I made this yesterday and it was excellent. However the written details need to be updated. As many have pointed out the size if making 12 will be too small. I made 8 and they were perfect for burgers. Also I did shape them between a ball as written and an actual bun. Also as suggested I let them proof on the baking sheet in a just warm oven for about 25 minutes. Used the ingredients exactly as stated. For me and my flour the 3 1/2 cups of flour was perfect. Cook time at 425 was 12 minutes. Yummy tasting. About the same density as bakery buns but they are more dense than the junk 99c 8 pack you buy in the bread isle of the supermarket. Thats a good thing!!"

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    Bob User ID: 8972538 257073
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

    "TJHIS WAS A GREAT

    I USED IT FOR ENGLISH
    THIS IS THE
    MAN"

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    Reese User ID: 8972101 257040
    Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

    "I first made this recipe a few months ago. The first batch hung around and the last two buns ended up getting mouldy. It was mid summer and hot and steamy! Ever since then, I make them at least once a week and haven't lost one since! They are perfect for hamburger buns, and garlic bread rolls, or just for a snack.

    My son loves to spread butter and brown sugar on them, stick them in the "nukerator" for a minute to let it all warm up and melt together inside and he eats them for lunch and midnight snacks. I recently considered doubling up the recipe but then realized... They are so easy to fix... barely more than half an hour... why bother doubling up when they are so easy, they practically make themselves!
    Heck! If I get off work at four thirty, get home by five, I can start to work on the buns beforef I start on the rest of dinner and I can serve fresh rolls with dinner that night! They are definitely a staple in my kitchen!"

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    ZiaMtz User ID: 8937860 254419
    Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

    "Hi, has anyone tried halving the recipe? Was it still successful? Thank you."

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    Uhmanda6 User ID: 8928540 253769
    Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

    "I followed the recipe and did not like these at all. They were very heavy, dry on the outside and seemed almost undercooked inside. And the flavor was not good. Also if you make 12 they will be very small. I made 8 and they were almost the right size"

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