It was sloppy joe night at our house and I realized that I didn’t have any hamburger buns. Calling on the power of Google, I found the following recipe and they were delicious! You can easily change the size and number of buns you make and I chose to do 8 larger buns for my crew. They were almost too big, but still awesome. I didn’t have sesame seeds, so I did the egg wash and used roasted garlic salt. Thanks, Girl vs. Dough!
These are the 8 that I made. Don’t judge my ability to eyeball equal portions.
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110 to 115 degrees F)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading and shaping
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg yolk mixed with 2 tablespoons milk (for egg wash)
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk yeast into warm water until dissolved. Add sugar and oil; let stand 5 minutes. Add egg, flour and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir until just combined.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead by hand 3 to 5 minutes, adding more flour to dough as needed until a smooth, soft, elastic and only slightly sticky dough forms.
- Divide dough into 12 equal pieces*; shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place buns at least 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets (6 buns per sheet). Cover buns with tea towels or lightly greased plastic wrap; let rest 10 minutes.
- Uncover buns and brush tops with egg wash; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking, until buns are golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- *NOTE: This recipe makes 12 small slider-size buns. For larger buns, simply divide dough into fewer pieces and increase the baking time.