Here is the only recipe you will ever need for hamburger buns. They turn out light and fluffy. And super delicious!
2¼ Tsp Active Yeast
3½ Cups All-Purpose Flour, Divided
1 Cup Warm Water
1 Large Egg
3 Tbsp Butter, Melted
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
Butter, For Brushing Bowl And Dough
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, or other bun topping as needed
Stir together yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl. Let sit until mixture becomes foamy, 10-15 minutes.
Stir the melted butter, egg and salt into the yeast mixture. Add the flour and knead by hand until smooth and elastic.
Form dough into a ball and brush lightly with oil. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise for about 2 hours.
Form dough into a thick rope and cut into 8-14 pieces. Form each piece into a ball, tucking the ends underneath. Slightly flatten the ball with the palm of your hand.
Place dough patties on a baking sheet that is well greased. Allow to rise about 1 hour, until doubled.
Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly brush the butter on top of each bun, being careful not to collapse the dough. Immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake buns for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.