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Perfect Burger Buns - Butter Buns

Perfect Burger Buns - butter buns, perfect for burgers or the classic bacon sandwich. The richness of these allows it to compliment whatever they hold.
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Author: Matt


  • 3 Cups Bread flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup Wholemeal/whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup lightly salted butter
  • 1 egg to wash


  • Use a stand mixer - combine flour, sugar, salt, yeast and water. Mix until just combined, let rest and hydrate about 15min (less if using fresh yeast). Turn on mixer again and slowly add the butter. Mix on low until the butter is combined, then on high for 3min. Leave for another 20min (half the time if using fresh yeast) but cover the bowl with cling film.
  • Divide into rolls and place onto a parchment lined pan, evenly spaced. Let rise at least 1hr, up to 1.25hrs. Near the end of this time heat your oven to 200C.
  • Break the egg and whisk. Brush your buns liberally, taking time to coat the sides as well. Please this directly into the oven, bake for 10-12min until golden brown. When you take them out the base should be lightly brown too. Let cool, then enjoy.