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Recipe: Hamburger Buns

Oh how I hate grocery store hamburger buns.  They’re either tough and chewy (from the bakery), or they’re wispy and insubstantial (commercially produced brands).  I make serious hamburgers, people, stuffed with cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon, they need serious buns!

Hamburger Buns


  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 pkgs dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Stir together 2 cups flour and the yeast. In a separate bowl, heat milk, water, oil, sugar and salt to lukewarm in microwave.   Add all at once to the flour mixture, and beat until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough, 2 to 3 cups.  Mix well.  Dust a flat surface with flour, turn dough out onto floured surface, and let rest under bowl for about 10 minutes.

Shape dough into 12 slightly flat balls, and place on greased baking sheet to rise until doubled in size.

Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes.


They were fantastic.  Firm textured outside, good crumb inside.  And they stood up to a cheese-leaking 1/2lb patty with no trouble at all.