Sesame Seed Burger Buns
Every burger needs a burger bun and this burger bun recipe will give you soft, delicious buns!
Makes: 8 large buns
  • 450 g (16 oz) strong white flour
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) lukewarm water
  • 50 g (2 oz) sugar
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sesame seeds
  1. Put the sugar and yeast into the water, mix well and leave for 10 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  2. Break one egg into a bowl. Separate the second egg into yolk and white. Add the yolk to the first egg and add 4 tbsp of water to the egg white. Beat both items separately.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the salt and mix. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast/water, the melted butter and the (egg+egg yolk). Mix to a soft and slightly sticky dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. Knead well for 10 minutes, sprinkling the surface with flour from time to time if the dough starts to stick.
  5. Make the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and place in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured suface. Knock the dough back and cut into 8 pieces.
  7. Flour your hands and shape each piece into a ball. Press the balls of dough out to about 3" (15 cm) in diameter and place on a lightly-greased baking sheet. Cover and leave in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough has puffed up.
  8. Brush the tops of the buns lightly with the egg white/water mixture, sprinkle on some sesame seeds.
  9. Bake at 175°C/345°F fan oven, 190°C/375°F normal oven for 12-15 minutes until brown. Place on a wire rack to cool.
The dough will have a slight tackiness to it due to the egg. Just keep everything floured, including your hands, when handling it.

Do give the dough time to rise well on the second rising. Your buns will be really light and soft!

There's a good recipe for homemade burgers here: