Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns

These Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns are so much better than store bought. There’s nothing like a fresh out of the oven to go with your burger!

homemade sesame hamburger buns

Sure you can buy buns from the grocery store but there is nothing like Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns. If you don’t mind working with dough you will love this recipe.

sesame buns ready to be baked
Sesame Hamburger Buns ready for the Oven

Since these buns need a total of 3 hours worth of rising and proofing, make sure you plan ahead so they are ready in time for when your burgers are done. Once baked, the buns should be eaten within 2 days or you will need to freeze them.

hamburger buns fresh out of the oven
Hamburger Buns fresh out of the Oven

Rising is the process where carbon dioxide makes the dough rise and develop flavor. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl (olive oil or non-stick spray) and cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap. The dough should be left in a warm location until it has doubled in size.

Proofing basically means the last rise of the dough in its final shape (e.g. bun, loaf, etc.) before baking. Many factors come into play for how long it will take to prove the dough. You can tell when the dough is ready for baking when the dough springs back after you gently press the dough with your finger.

homemade sesame hamburger buns

You will need the following ingredients to make this Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Active Yeast, Warm Water, All Purpose Flour, Egg(s), Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, Salt, Milk and Sesame Seeds.

homemade sesame hamburger buns
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together the yeast, water and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour. Let the mixture sit until it becomes foamy, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add the melted butter, one egg, sugar and salt into the yeast mixture. Add 2 1/2 cups of flour and knead with a dough hook until all the flour has been incorporated. If the dough remains very sticky, continue adding the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is smooth and elastic, and just stops sticking to the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Form dough into a smooth ball and brush lightly with oil. Place in a lightly greased covered bowl and let rise for about 2 hours, until doubled in size.
  4. Form dough into a log and cut into 10 equal pieces (I like to use my kitchen scale). Form each piece into a ball, tucking the seams underneath as much as possible. Slightly flatten the ball with the palm of your hand so it looks like a hamburger bun.
  5. Place dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment about 1/2″ apart. Allow to proof for about 1 hour, until doubled.
  6. Heat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining egg and milk. Lightly brush the egg mixture on top of each bun. Immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Bake buns for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool before slicing.
homemade sesame hamburger buns

Printable Recipe Card

Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns

Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns

These Homemade Sesame Hamburger Buns are so much better than store bought. There's nothing like a fresh out of the oven to go with your burger!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Resting Time 3 hours
Total Time3 hours 45 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10 buns
Calories 218 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ¼ Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Cup Water, 105°F
  • 3 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour, divided
  • 2 Eggs, divided
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds, optional

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together the yeast, water and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour. Let the mixture sit until it becomes foamy, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the melted butter, one egg, sugar and salt into the yeast mixture. Add 2 1/2 cups of flour and knead with a dough hook until all the flour has been incorporated. If the dough remains very sticky, continue adding the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is smooth and elastic, and just stops sticking to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Form dough into a smooth ball and brush lightly with oil. Place in a lightly greased covered bowl and let rise for about 2 hours, until doubled in size.
  • Form dough into a log and cut into 10 equal pieces (I like to use my kitchen scale). Form each piece into a ball, tucking the seams underneath. Slightly flatten the ball with the palm of your hand so it looks like a hamburger bun.
  • Place dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment about 1/2" apart. Allow to proof for about 1 hour, until doubled.
  • Heat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, whisk together the remainingn egg and milk. Lightly brush the egg mixture on top of each bun. Immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake buns for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 157IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. G-Ma says:

    I made these buns yesterday as I had forgotten to buy some and was having company that day and did not want to leave the house. They were absolutely delicious. Company were asking me at what bakery I had purchased them, as they were so fresh and tasty. In the end I had to tell them they were home made. Such a hit. Will definitely make them again. I did not have any left so I could not freeze any, but next time, I will make a double batch and freeze.
    Excellent.

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