Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns

Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns

Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns

Be sure the egg and oil are at room temperature and always aerate your flour before measuring. Egg wash can be either one egg, an egg white, or an egg yolk mixed with a teaspoon of water. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 8 buns

Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose or bread flour (Aerate Flour Before Measuring - See How)
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet / 7g) instant yeast (or active dry yeast)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk (reduced fat or whole milk), heated to 120-130° F for instant yeast (or 110-120°F for active dry)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (I use avocado oil)
  • 1 egg
  • about 1/4 cup additional flour

  • 1 additional egg, beaten
  • 3-4 Tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Place flour, yeast, sugar & salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, followed by oil and egg.
  3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  4. On low speed add about 1/4 cup flour until dough forms a mass.
  5. Place dough on floured surface and knead 50 turns.
  6. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Cut dough into 8 pieces. Shape each into a ball and place on baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball to about 1/2-inch thickness / about 3 1/2-inches across.
  9. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until they double in size, about 30-35 minutes.
  10. Meantime, preheat oven to 375° F.
  11. Brush each bun with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  12. Bake for 12 minutes.

No mixer? Just mix it in a bowl by hand but knead longer, about 150 turns.

5 Comments on "Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns"

  1. Julie

    I just found Jenny’s site- I made the lemon brownies, and crusty rolls so far and have both been amazing! Trying these buns next!

  2. CJ

    These burger buns taste amazing and are so easy to make even for a beginner baker. My family doesn’t want store-bought buns anymore.
    Thank you!

  3. Allan

    Hi JCC,
    Just tried making these ahead of Friday night burger night and they turned out great. We even had them toasted with egg and cheese. My good friend living in France even wanted to have the recipe… how good is that. Cheers from Canada.

  4. Susan

    Made these wonderful texture made 1/2 hamburger and 1/2 long for hotdogs or sausage! Thank you

  5. duffy 49

    i make bread several times a week for my wife and I…rustic, whole wheat, 60%, and ‘white’ (unbleached) with Jenny’s no fail recipes. So good…first time with the buns for tonight’s pulled pork and slaw. They turned out great. So much appreciate your perfected recipes. They make baking a joy and so easy. We gave up on store bread several years ago when I found your YouTube channel.
    Thanks Jenny………………… Duffy

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