Kittencal's Hamburger Buns

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 25m
Ready In

"These also make wonderful sandwich buns and the dough is a pleasure to work with, this will yield between 12-14 buns depending on how large you make them… Since Canadian flour has more gluten Canadian residents will be fine use all-purpose flour, I recommend U.S. residents to use white bread flour"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (85.4 g)
  • Calories 213.4
  • Total Fat - 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.7 mg
  • Sodium - 308.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.4 g
  • Protein - 4.7 g
  • Calcium - 24.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Proof the yeast in 1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar; let sit for 10 minutes until foamy (if the yeast does not foam discard and start again).

Step 2

In a heavy duty stand mixer fitted with a kneader hook add in the 3-1/2 cups flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, melted Crisco, warm milk and salt.

Step 3

Add in the proofed yeast; start kneading mix to create a soft semi-sticky dough that holds around the blade adding in more flour as needed (do not add in too much as it will create a heavy bun dough should be smooth but semi-sticky.

Step 4

Knead dough for about 10-15 minutes (IMPORTANT! stop the kneading about halfway through and allow the dough to rest for about 10-15 minutes, then continue kneading, total kneading time should be about 10-15 minutes or until dough is smooth).

Step 5

Remove dough,and let rest on the counter covered with a clean dish towel for 10 minutes (this is an important step!).

Step 6

Knead the dough into a ball (the dough will come together nicely after sitting the 10 minutes).

Step 7

Place dough in a large oiled bowl, then cover with a clean tea towel and let rise until doubled in size (I like to rise my dough in the oven, just set oven to 200 degrees and warm for 3 minutes, then turn off the heat while you are making the dough, this will create a perfect temperature to raise dough in and usually takes only 1 hour to rise with oven method).

Step 8

Punch down dough.

Step 9

Shape into large balls and place on a large greased 10 x 15-inch cookie sheet (you should get 12 balls on the sheet).

Step 10

Cover with a light clean tea dry towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until almost doubled (warm oven rise should take 30 minutes.

Step 11

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 12

In a small bowl whisk together 1 egg white with 1 tsp water.

Step 13

Carefully brush the tops and sides of the buns with the egg/water mixture.

Step 14

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 15

Bake for about 22-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Oh, Kitten, these are so good. I was going to make hamberger buns, but we will be using this recipe for all our dinner rolls. My Hubby took one bite and said don't ever use any other recipe. I used a wooden spoon to mix. They turned out great. Thanks Kitten

review by:
(29 Nov 2012)


These turned out beautifully. I will definitely make these again.

review by:
(2 Jul 2012)