Sunday, July 8, 2012

Homemade Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

 I have been wanting to post this recipe for quite a while. I love making my own breads and such, but hadn't considered making my own buns until recently. The first time I used the recipe I made hot dog buns. I thought it would be fun. I made them a little large (it took 1 1/2 dog to fill the bun) but I still loved them. My second time making them I did hamburger buns. This time I used all white whole wheat flour. We loved these too! You could totally make a bunch and freeze them, then whenever you are having hamburgers or hot dogs just pull a few out and you are done. I might not ever go back to buying hot dog or hamburger buns again!

Homemade Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns
(using a Bread Maker)

  • 1 1/4 cups milk, slightly warmed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups flour *
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
(hamburger buns, if you want hot dog buns. cut 'em to that shape)
  1. Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine, according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. Select dough setting.
  3. When cycle is complete, turn out onto floured surface.
  4. Cut dough in half and roll each half out to a 1" thick circle.
  5. Cut each half into six 3 1/2" rounds with inverted glass as a cutter.
  6. Place on greased baking sheet far apart and brush with melted butter.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, about one hour.
  8. Bake at 350° for 9 minutes.Note: Oven temperatures vary so check after 9 minutes to see if done. Mine took about 13 minutes until they were nice and golden brown on top.
  9. I like to brush on some more melted butter when they are hot and fresh out of the oven.
*Note: I have also used all purpose flour and whole wheat flour and both work great! With the whole wheat flour use a little less. I find that it absorbs more moisture so you don't need quite as much.

Recipe Source: Craving Comfort


  1. It's so easy to buy everything for summer grilling this is such a great way to add a personal touch to make it special. Great post!

  2. Trying this tonight to go with our black bean burger recipe from budget bytes. Thank you.