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Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
My sandwich buns recipe is economical and very basic, but makes a delicious tender dough with a minimum of ingredients and effort.
Course: appetizers, Breads, Lunch, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger buns recipe, homemade sandwich buns, how to make homemade sandwich buns
  • 3 cups of water plain or reserved water from boiling potatoes
  • 3/8 cups of canola oil
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup dry milk solids
  • 8 cups of sifted flour
  1. Dissolve your yeast in 1/2 cup of your very warm water (not scalding). Test the temperature on your wrist. Add a teaspoon of your measured sugar to the yeast water to help it bubble up.
  2. Sift half the white flour, sugar, salt, dry milk solids into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add to that mixing bowl the rest of your warm water (plain or reserved potato water), oil, and bubbly yeast and mix thoroughly. Gradually, introduce more flour as needed until it doesn’t stick.
  4. Knead in your same large mixing bowl or on a floured surface for about five minutes until soft and pliable.
  5. Cover and let grow for about an hour and half. Punch down.
  6. Shape into balls and place on a greased baking sheets. I usually pull out 12 big balls, which make a substantial size bun. However, you can shape your buns smaller and get more out of this recipe.
  7. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. They will get a golden brown crust.

  8. ENJOY!