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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Your family won't want to go back to store bought with this amazingly easy recipe for homemade hamburger buns with the bread machine.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Marty's Musings


  • 1 1/4 cup milk slightly warmed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tbs butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast


  • Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine in order listed.
  • Select dough setting.
  • When cycle is complete, turn out onto floured surface.
  • Cut dough in half and roll each half out to a 1" thick circle.
  • Cut each half into six 3 1/2" rounds with top of a drinking glass as a cutter.
  • Place on greased baking sheet equal distance apart and brush with melted butter.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap and towel and let rise until about doubled in size, about one hour (or as long as necessary to achieve desired thickness.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.


With the bread machine it helps when I check the status of the dough in the first 10 minutes or so to see if the dough is "wet" enough or if it's too "wet" and I need to add a little extra flour. Temperature and humidity affect the dough texture. If the dough is too wet it can be sticky and more difficult to form into rounds.
If the kitchen isn't warm enough (or I want the dough to rise faster) I will cut the stove on to warm up for just a few minutes before I set the dough to rise on top of the stove.