A little bun, anyone?

I’m sure it will shock you to know that I usually make all of our buns too…hamburger, hot dog, sausage 🙂

It is BBQ season after all, so I have made this recipe a couple of times already–it is a great all-purpose bun, freezes well and works great for sandwiches too!!

Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns for the Bread Machine

Add to your bread machine in this order:
1 cup warm milk
1 egg
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsp quick rise yeast

Select dough setting and press start.  (see how easy this is so far??)


Divide dough into at least 8 pieces (we like smaller burgers at our house, so I usually divide into 12…)
Roll pieces of dough into balls and flatten for hamburgers or shape into 6 inch rolls for hot dogs.  Place on a baking sheet.  Cover with a damp tea towel and let rise in a warm oven for 20 minutes. (HINT: to warm oven slightly, turn oven on to warm setting for 2 minutes, then turn it off, and place covered dough in oven to rise–make sure you remove to preheat 🙂

Brush buns with melted butter and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or so..until golden brown.

Tip:  don’t have a bread machine?  use your food processor or stand mixer or your hands!
Add yeast, milk, salt, sugar and butter to your bowl and mix.  Allow to sit until foamy.
Top with flour and mix well–adding more flour if too sticky.  Continue working dough until smooth and soft.  Cover and let rise (about 30-40 min)….continue on with instructions from above

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