Homemade burger buns recipe

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makes: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 1 hr 05 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 270 kCal 14%
Fat 11g 16%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%
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  • 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


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 .

    • 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.

    Top tip for making Homemade burger buns

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

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