A homemade burger deserves a fresh baked hamburger bun and this soft bread roll recipe is the perfect solution. Soft and fluffy with just the right amount of salt and sweetness, the way bread should be.
Soft Burger Buns
20g caster sugar
(1 teaspoon + 3 teaspoons)
125mls warm water
1 large egg
30mls vegetable oil (6 teaspoons)
½ teaspoon salt
450g plain flour (3 cups, firmly packed)
15-20g butter (1 tablespoon)
•In another small bowl or jug whisk milk, egg, oil, salt and remaining sugar together.
•Combine both mixtures and in a large bowl/standing mixer, mix flour with wet ingredients until mixture begins to come together. Use kneading hooks to work dough until smooth and elastic (about 4 minutes).
If you are kneading by hand, 10 minutes on a floured bench or dough board.
•Turn the dough out onto your clean, floured surface and divide into 8 equal portions.
Place each one in a lined or lightly greased baking dish or lined tray. Allow dough to rise (proof) for about 30 minutes before baking.
•Preheat oven to 190°C and place a bowl of water on the lowest shelf.
•Melt butter and brush over the top of each roll and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.