Homemade Hamburger Buns

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell



This recipe goes with Best Beef Burgers, Best Turkey Burgers

Yield: Makes 12 buns
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 35 Minutes


  • 1 (48-oz.) package frozen white bread dough loaves
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional)


  1. 1. Let dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Cut dough into 12 equal portions. Place dough portions on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  2. 2. Shape each dough portion into a 5-inch circle, and place on lightly greased jelly-roll pan. Whisk together egg and 2 Tbsp. water. Brush dough lightly with egg mixture; sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
  3. 3. Let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake rolls 20 to 22 minutes or until browned. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut rolls in half crosswise; toast, if desired.

Note: We tested with Bridgford Frozen White Ready-Dough loaves.

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