Hamburger Bun Tips
What does it mean to proof yeast?
Before you can get to mixing and kneading, it’s important to proof the yeast
, which means ensuring the yeast is still alive. To do this, let the yeast, oil and sugar mixture stand for a minimum of 5 minutes. This allows the yeast to feed from the sugar and become foamy. If this chemical reaction doesn’t happen, the yeast is no longer good. For more bread baking tips, check out our ultimate guide to baking bread
How do you store leftover yeast?
When measuring for this recipe, you won’t use an even number of packets. Store any unused yeast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months. Wondering which type of yeast to use? We've broken it down in our yeast bread baking guide
Want a heartier sandwich?
For a heartier sandwich, divide the dough into 8 portions instead of 12, then shape anyway you like. Don't forget to pile on the burger toppings
once you're ready to dig in!
How can I customize this hamburger bun recipe?
These hamburger buns are ultra customizable. In the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, we like to add sesame or poppy seeds. To add seeds, brush warm buns with butter and add your favorite toppings. This recipe can also be used for slider buns or rolls. To make rolls, divide dough into 24 pieces, and bake until golden brown.
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