How to make hamburger and hotdog buns.

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This hamburger and hotdog bun recipe is delicious and soft. You’ll love it for sure!

Hamburger/Hotdog Buns

A great formula for making the softest buns you could ever want.
Servings 6


  • stand mixer



  • 40 grams bread flour
  • 54 grams water
  • 120 grams whole milk

The Dough

  • 240 grams whole milk
  • 18 grams instant yeast
  • 640 grams bread flour
  • 14 grams fine sea salt
  • 70 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 42 grams softened unsalted butter

Egg wash

  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1 splash whole milk



  • Combine 60g of whole milk, 27g of water, 20g bread flour, in sauce pot. Place on medium heat until it becomes a paste.

The dough

  • Take 120g of whole milk heated to about 95F add 9 grams instant yeast. let sit for 8 min.
  • Combine in bowl 320g bread flour, 35g of sugar, 7g fine sea salt, and whisk until incorporated.
  • With stand mixer running on low speed with the dough hook, slowly add yeast and milk mixture and Tangzon paste to bowl followed by 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk (room temp)
  • Increase stand mixer to medium low until Incorporated.
  • Once incorporated slowly add 42g of softened unsalted butter, kneed for 8 min.
  • Gently oil a bowl, take dough and pull in the sides. Place seem side down and create a boule and place it in bowl with damp towel for 1 1/2-2 hours and wait for it to double.

After the first rise.

  • Take out dough and decompress air. Lightly flour surface and put your dough on the table and divide into 6 even pieces. 95g-105g each.

burger shaping

  • Shape each section into a boule creating tension on the top
  • Place balls on parchment paper far enough apart for rise. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until it's doubled.

Hotdog bun shaping

  • Take boule and flatten with rolling pin into an oblong shape.
  • Starting along the long side, roll to the end of the dough.
  • Pinch dough together along seem.
  • Place on parchment paper far enough apart for rise. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until it's doubled.

Egg Wash

  • Create egg wash with one egg and a splash of milk. Cover top of buns with egg wash.


  • Bake at 375F for 16 to 18 min or until deep golden brown.
Keyword buns, soft bread

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