Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recipe: Hamburger Buns (Bread Machine)

These easy and delicious buns are made in the bread machine.  They remind me of the flat hamburger rolls that are so popular these days.  I'm not sure if they were supposed to turn out as flat as they did, but we enjoyed them like this. 

I found this recipe on Amy's site New Nostalgia.  My bread machine usually takes the yeast and dry ingredients first.  I was nervous to make this in the order given but it worked out great.

HAMBURGER BUNS (Bread Machine)
from New Nostalgia

1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoons honey
1 egg, room temperature
4 1/2 cups flour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a mix) ( I used 3 cups whole wheat, 11/2 cups white)
2 1/4 Tablespoons yeast (or one pkg)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Pour milk, water, melted butter and honey into a glass bowl. Microwave until warm, just to take the chill off (about 12 seconds). Add the egg.

Pour into bread machine. Measure flour and put on top of wet ingredients. Make a little well in the flour, add yeast and salt.

Set machine to dough cycle. When finished, take dough out, knead for a few turns, then divide into 16 pieces (12 for larger buns). Roll into balls, place on greased sheet (I used parchment paper instead), flatten tops down a bit, cover with a cloth and let rise 30 minutes until about doubled.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

*You can brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse sea salt or whatever you would like. (I did this and this is when the buns "deflated" when I brushed them.)

Printable Recipe


1960, Harper & Row

I got this book from our local library.


  1. What a great recipe! I'm sure that these taste so much better than the store bought variety. I love making my own rolls, and I will have to give this bun recipe a try!

  2. What a great idea! Hamburger buns escape my mind when I think of making homemade bread products, but this is such a great idea...and perfect for all the bbqs on the 4th! Thanks for sharing...glad I found your blog!


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