Homemade burger buns

(29 ratings)
Sesame seed burger buns
Sesame seed burger buns
  • Makes: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Make an impression my making some homemade buns to go with your burgers. This easy recipe is for sesame seed buns, which bring a lovely nutty crunch to your meal


  • 300g plain strong flour
  • 60g butter or margarine
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 7g sachet quick-action dried yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten, for glazing
  • 2tsp sesame seeds

Serve burgers with a delicious home-made salsa made with chopped red onion, chopped tomatoes, chilli, basil and lemon juice.


  1. Put the flour in a large bowl. Rub in the butter, or margarine, add the salt and yeast. Pour in about 200ml tepid water and mix to a soft dough, using a palette knife, then your hand.
  2. Turn the dough out on to the work surface (try not to use too much flour) and knead well for 5-10 mins, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball, put back into the clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place for 20-30 mins for the dough to prove.
  3. Turn the dough out and “knock it back” (knead) for a couple of minutes. Shape into 6 buns. Put the buns on a lightly floured baking sheet, cover with oiled cling film and leave for about 15 minutes to puff up while the oven heats up. Set the oven to 220°/425°F/Gas Mark .
  4. Glaze the buns with egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 -20 mins until well-risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack. Split and fill the buns with burgers.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 270(kcal)
  • Fat 11.0g
  • Saturates 6.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Helen Galland

Next time less salt needed, but i did used salted butter on this ocassion. Otherwise worked as anticipated.


Set the oven to 220°/425°F/Gas Mark ?


Much better - make Ciabatta rolls, using the Wrights bread mix, and ditch the butter for Olive Oil! Just make the rolls round, to suit the Burgers, instead of the usual Ciabatta rectangle shape.

Cooking Blogger

I have to say even I am amazed on the outcome. Love the Recipe , love the cook. A very good job to you .

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