How to make great hamburger buns…

May 27, 2008 Jasmine

This is a really good recipe I tried a few weeks back when I made Marlboro Man Sandwiches.
Here is what the sandwiches looked like:

I made most of them into hamburger buns and made two of them into hoagie rolls. I found this recipe on a friends blog, Jesticalynn, called Homemadewithlove.

You see those two big bun looking things on the upper left corner of the pan? We used those for hoagie rolls. Don’t laugh!!! By the way, the pan isn’t burnt, that is actually meringue powder mixed with water to become allegedly an egg white and it spilled over the top of the bun onto the pan.

HAHA Okay, you can laugh now. It IS funny. She got the recipe from a board we visit. The recipe is from a lady named BVZ. Thanks ladies!

BVZ’s Hamburger Buns2 c warm water
5 TB sugar
1 1/2 TB yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c oil
5-6 c flour
beaten egg white
1 TB water
sesame seeds or dried onion flakes

Combine the water, sugar, yeast, salt and oil. Add in flour until its a nice bread dough that doesn’t stick to the sides. Knead 10 minutes. Oil bowl and dough and let rise until doubled in size. Punch down and knead the air bubbles out. Divide into 12 pieces for hamburgers or 18 pieces for hot dogs or brats. Roll between hands into correct shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes to let rise (hot dog rolls should be squished together so they rise UP and not just out) Carefully brush with mixture of egg white and water and sprinkle with seeds or flakes if desired (flakes are excellent for hamburgers) Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Let cool 5 minutes and then break apart and move to a cooling rack so the bottoms don’t get soggy. ENJOY!

Entry Filed under: baking,breads

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kirstin  |  May 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Oh, those look yummy and probably much better than store bought buns.

  • 2. Nic  |  May 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Makes me feel like baking. Too bad it’s 11 pm..

  • 3. jasmine  |  May 28, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Hi Kirstin,

    They are actually really good! I just did my cost break down and it comes out to .93 cents for 12. It comes out to .0775. That is less than .08 cents per bun. If you times .0775 by 8 it cost .62 cents for 8 buns(which is the small amount the stores sell them for.

    BVZ’s Hamburger Buns

    2 c warm water
    5 TB sugar .011875 x 5 = .059 so .06
    1 1/2 TB yeast .0101445
    1 1/2 tsp salt .018315
    1/4 c oil .1125
    5-6 c flour .50 – .60 cents
    beaten egg white .13 (cost of an egg)
    1 TB water
    sesame seeds or dried onion flakes

    = .93 cents for


    So what! Don’t let that stop you from baking. lol

    One thing I forgot to mention about these buns. They are really filling.
    I ate one of those hoagie rolls and sat there and was like, wow, I’m full! Joe said the same thing!

    I know whenever I eat generic white buns from the store, it is like I want more, more , more. Not because it taste so good. I have read studies before that the reason you crave more and are still hungry is because youre body is searching for the nutrients it needs and you aren’t getting it from the junk stuff.

    Unfortunately I am like that with my home baked breads too. LOL Whether white or wheat.

    What else I wanted to mention is it is not really fair comparing these to those generic white buns at the store. My favorite to buy is Orowheat onion or potato buns. It cost $3.39 for 8!

    Now I won’t go so far as to say these are as good as those. Because they aren’t. That bread is much softer and I think sweeter. But I do think it taste much better and better quality than the white buns at the store.

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