Homemade Burger Buns

by Kiran on July 23, 2013 · 83 comments

in Baking, bread

… or dinner rolls, pav bhaji rolls etc.

This recipe is just that versatile. But the most shocker is — I MADE HOMEMADE ROLLS!

ME!!

Excitement aside, let me guide you to the whole process.

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I’m a night baker, especially if it involves a lengthy baking process. I’d usually begin by switching the TV on. Yes, I’m that girl who prefers a little noise in the background.

It gets too quiet here, at night.

So, I get into the zone and begin pouring my heart, soul and full concentration over baking, all while the TV is making its contribution in the background.

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And in the midst of calming baking session, I made a dash for the remote control ASAP and begin to search the MUTE button frantically. All thanks to a horror film trailer that is so obnoxiously loud and ….

SCARY *^@#^#*&^%! YIKES!!!

After a small frantic moment, the baking session continues to music in the background instead. A girl can never take anymore chances.

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Makes 16 to 18 medium burger buns

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1.5 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3.5 cups whole wheat bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • white egg wash
  • optional: poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. Heat milk in microwave for 1 minute or until hot to touch. Add butter and sugar. Stir to melt/combine. This mixture should read about 105 to 115 F in order to successfully proof the yeast. Allow the yeast to bubble for 5 minutes.
  2. In the stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add whole wheat bread flour and salt. Stir just to combine. With the mixer on low, slowly drizzle in proofed yeast (wet ingredients).
  3. Increase the speed to medium-low and continue to knead the dough for the next 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Once the dough is smooth, oil a huge bowl and transfer the bread dough into the bowl. Cover bowl with a damp paper towel, place the bowl in a humid area of the kitchen to allow dough to rise (double in size) for at least 1 hour.
  5. Once dough is doubled in size, punch it down and shape it. Evenly divide bread dough, roll it into desired shapes or size, place it on baking sheets (lined with parchment paper) with enough room between each dough ball, cover with a damp paper towel and allow to rise again for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. In a small bowl, add egg whites and 2 tbsp of water. Whisk to combine. Brush egg white wash over risen bread dough and sprinkle some poppy seeds.
  8. Bake bread dough for 20 minutes or more, depending on how brown you want the burger buns or bread rolls to be.
  9. Remove burger buns/rolls from oven and allow to rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool on cooling rack.

 

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So, that’s a story of how these homemade buns were made. Without further fear and nail-biting moments, all thanks to the music station.

What’s your favorite time of the day to bake? And why are movie trailers to obnoxiously loud?!?

 

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1 sowmya July 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM

They look so yummy kiran !! I love burgers :) oh yea i wonder why .. recently we saw the conjuring movie.. it was so loud and creepy too :( I love to bake in mornings :) Thanks for sharing the recipe ..

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2 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Sowmya — thanks! and yes, conjuring ads are also so loud. scary too :)

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3 Rosa July 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Great job! They look beautiful.

Homemade burger buns are the best!

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Rosa — thank you so much, friend :)

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5 Ash- foodfashionparty July 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The buns look perfect, fresh and delicious. Your excitement is too cute.
I know exactly what you are talking about, I enjoy baking at night but for different reasons..the boys can get crazy and baking requires peace, and heck yes, the horror trailers feels wayyyy louder..

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6 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Ash — haha! small achievements keeps me happy :D

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7 Manju @ Manju's Eating Delights July 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Has been forever since I’ve been thinking of making my own homemade burger buns…yours looks perfecto!! :-)
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8 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Manju — thanks! the best time to make some is now :)

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9 Katerina July 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Congratulations Kiran on succeeding in this venture! Your rolls look like they are made from a hand of a professional!
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10 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Katerina — aww, thanks friend. you always have the nicest things to say :)

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11 dixya| food, pleasure, and health July 23, 2013 at 1:51 PM

I usually bake in the morning but i love music on the background too. I bet every bite was so rewarding. Do you know how long they normally last? or any tips on storage?
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12 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Dixya — Mine lasted for a week, in the refrigerator. I kept them in a bread tin, with layers of lightly damp paper towels in between just so the bread don’t dry out. you’d want to microwave for at least 10 secs for fluffy buns :)

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13 Jessica - The Novice Chef July 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM

What perfect buns! Seriously beautiful!
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14 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Jessica — thanks my friend :)

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

There’s nothing better than homemade bread, these buns look fabulous!
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16 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Laura — thank you my dear :)

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17 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 23, 2013 at 3:48 PM

These buns look awesome!! Homemade are the best!
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18 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM

I like to bake on weekends, on Saturday afternoon if I’m home with my boyfriend. I cook and bake, he washes kitchen utensils and eat. Ok, I eat too :)

Kiran, I like the “antique effect” you gave to the pics, it creates a dream atmosphere. I don’t know how you do it, looks really beautiful.
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19 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Daniela — ha, i love the shared chores among you and the boyfriend. bravo :)

I use lightroom to edit my photos. This time, i had fun experimenting with added textures over photos!

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20 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Katrina — thanks love :)

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21 Jennifer @ Delicieux July 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM

What gorgeous little buns! And I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who likes to have the tv on while baking. :)
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22 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Jennifer — thanks and ditto!!

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23 Kelly July 23, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Hehe, I bake at night sometimes too and I don’t leave the TV on anymore since those horror trailers terrify me too ;) I love the idea of making homemade burger buns. I have yet to try it but yours looks fabulous! There’s nothing better than the smell of homemade bread baking in the house. Yum!

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24 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Kelly — turn on the music instead ;)

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25 Nik July 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM

These buns look wonderful, Kiran!
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26 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Nik — thanks friend :)

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27 Sarah | The Sugar Hit July 24, 2013 at 1:06 AM

UMMMM – you just described EXACTLY what I do when I’m home alone 3 nights a week! Turns TV on, check. Night bakes, check. SCRAMBLES to find the remote and change the channel when she sees/hears a horror ad, CHECK. We are twins, I swear.
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28 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Sarah — hahaha, sounds like we are twins ;)

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29 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker July 24, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Homemade burger buns are fabulous! I used to be a night baker. That’s only because I had insomnia. Now I’m an afternoon (mostly) and sometimes morning baker. Love your photos Kiran, they are always beautiful! :)
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30 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Anne — i usually try baking at night so that most of the work is done, for me to shoot early in the mornings.

thanks for the compliment, my dear friend :)

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31 Irina @ wandercrush July 24, 2013 at 5:34 AM

I’m such a night baker, too. It always makes it a little bit harder for photographing to wait for natural light the next morning, though! Anyway, these buns look pillowy soft—and I adore the use of whole wheat. Thanks for the recipe, Kiran!
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32 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Irina — it’s the opposite for me. i love baking mostly at night because I can get quite busy early in the mornings. by the time there’s enough natural light, i begin clicking and i’m done for the day. Well, at least on the food photography chore ;)

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33 Suchi July 24, 2013 at 5:55 AM

Hehehehe I also do not like scary/thriller movie trailers…movies I do not watch, but these I cannot avoid, they spring up from nowhere, but I do my best to avoid them. As always love your photos, the white windows have added so much to your pics…takes me right back to the tropics and home :-) And of course the buns, they are oh so nice, since I am in the tropics right now I think I will settle for bhaji and them these my paos :-) Ok I should stop rambling. Have a good day! Cheers, Suchi
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34 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Suchi — lol, you have a great weekend too :)

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35 Shema George July 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Lovely looking burger buns… I love the fact that they are made of whole wheat :)
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36 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Shema — thanks friend :)

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37 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

They look so puffy and beautiful…and delish too! I love the poppy seeds on top.
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38 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Denise — thanks friend. and yes, the poppy seeds are a great addition :)

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39 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Ain’t homemade bread the BEST! They look super.
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40 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Angie — they are!! thanks :)

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41 Sissi July 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I would have never attempt to make buns at home. They look fabulous! I live in the centre, so if I want noise, all I have to do is open the windows (at night I can have free music this way too ;-) ).
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42 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Sissi — the subdivision where we live is pretty quiet. Even with windows and doors open :)

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43 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com July 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

These buns look so light and fluffy! Really – who needs a burger – can gobble these up plain!
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44 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Shashi — thanks and ditto!

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45 Barbara | Creative Culinary July 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I want to make my own burger buns so bad…maybe this will inspire me to get going on that huh?

I like to bake in the morning when it’s still cool; by evening I’m too tired and I just want to eat what I’ve baked. :)
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46 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Barbara — i hope this has inspired you :)

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47 Mr. & Mrs. P July 24, 2013 at 3:05 PM

These are beautiful!!! We also love to bake at night… It just too hot during the day… Warms up the kitchen so much!
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48 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Christy — thanks and ditto about the weather :)

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49 Kitchen Belleicious July 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM

you are so awesome- did you know that! These buns look like perfection
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50 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Jessica — awww, thanks sweetie :)

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51 john@kitchenriffs July 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Baking is so much fun, isn’t it? Especially something like hamburger buns – sure you can buy them at any store, but they don’t taste near as good as what you make yourself. Good stuff – thanks.
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52 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:00 PM

John — yes it definitely is!

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53 Simply Life July 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

oh these look perfect! Sounds like a wonderful atmosphere to bake in!
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54 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Gina — thank you, friend :)

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55 Juliana July 25, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Your burger buns look perfect Kiran.
Hope you are having a fun week :D
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56 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Juliana — thanks so so much friend :)

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57 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 25, 2013 at 4:38 AM

Hehe I love baking during the day although I baked a tart at night and it was nice to wake up to it! :D
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58 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Lorraine — haha! it’s definitely great waking up to delicious baked goods :)

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59 My Kitchen Stories July 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Wow you’ve changed things around here a bit. Nice. I am a night baker too with the TV on in the back ground. and yes those darn ads get louder as the night goes on. Congratulations your buns look fantastic

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60 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Tania — thanks, but what changed? :)

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61 cquek July 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Oh wow, I could eat this anytime! It looks so delicious and soft; you did well,
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62 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

cquek — thank you so much, friend :)

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63 amy @ fearless homemaker July 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I absolutely love homemade hamburger buns and these look so perfect. YUM!
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64 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Amy — thank you so so much, friend :)

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65 Meghan July 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Same exact thing happened to me the other night – silly commercial for the Conjuring is so loud! I quickly switched to music instead! These hamburger buns turned out wonderful and I love, love, love your photos – as always :)
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66 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Meghan — awww, thanks so much dear. and yes, loud and scary ads are so so demotivating :)

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67 Coffee and Crumpets July 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Gorgeous buns Kiran! I love baking but usually to quiet. I like to hear my mind hum :)
I can bake anytime but I prefer day time and I prefer winter. I am at my best in the winter.

Nazneen
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68 Kiran July 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Nazneen — thanks and I totally understand the preference of “quiet” baking :)

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69 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate July 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

These look great! Homemade bread is the best :)
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70 Kiran July 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Matt — thanks friend :)

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71 Honey What's Cooking July 25, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I’m a music girl.. when I bake/cook, I love playing instrumental Greek/Italian/Spanish music. Wow, I’d never think of making buns at home, kudos to you. These look great.
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72 Kiran July 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Nisha — lol, thanks. i just tried mixing this and that, waited for it to raise and voila! it turned out great :)

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73 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy July 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM

These look perfectly baked.I love the poppy seed sprinkle.I m not much into baking breads but this recipe looks really simple. Now on a look out for wheat bread flour! Great Job!
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74 Kiran July 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Tanvi — thanks friend. and yes, though baking bread takes time, it’s definitely worth the effort. i’ve stopped purchasing bread anymore :)

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75 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Yay, you made buns! And they look perfect too! I always need a little background noise when I’m cooking too–usually Real Housewives or something like that. :)

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76 Kiran July 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Kiersten — haha, thanks! a little noise definitely helps while working in the kitchen :)

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77 Terra July 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM

I have been meaning to make homemade buns, we love hamburgers for sure! Your buns sound and look fabulous! Your pics are gorgeous! Hugs, Terra
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78 Kiran August 7, 2013 at 4:09 AM

Terra — thanks so much!! hope you get to try making some, soon :)

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79 Sophie August 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM

MMMMMMM,!!!These Rolls were superb, Amazing & exciting! I made them yesterday & they were superb, my friend! Truly wonderful! Toasted, they are superb too! Xxx
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80 Kiran August 7, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Sophie — omg! thank you so much for trying some of my recipes. You are the best! xoxo

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81 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 5, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I used to make homemade buns using home bakery (Japanese bread machine), but I haven’t done it for years now. I have to pick it up once again when I have more time. Looks delicious!
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82 Kiran August 7, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Nami — homemade bread is so therapeutic. i hope you get to try baking this soon :)

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