Homemade burger buns recipe

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Make an impression my making some home-made buns to go with your burgers. This easy recipe is for sesame seed buns, which bring a lovely nutty crunch to your meal

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  • healthy
Preparation Time1 hours 5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time1 hours 25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories270 Kcal14%
Fat11 g16%
Saturated Fat6 g30%

Learn how to make homemade burger buns with our simple and cheap recipe. This easy recipe is for sesame seed buns will definitely impress your friends and family when they find out that you have made them from scratch.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can make six buns in one go. Any leftovers can be stored in the freezer. The dough can be frozen before or after it's been cooked, just make sure to defrost it thoroughly before you next want to use it.

After making these homemade burger buns you'll never want to use store bought burger buns again, as you can't beat the soft, fluffy, yet crispy on the outside texture of a fresh homemade burger bun straight out of the oven. You could choose to serve it simple with a patty and side dishes like potato wedges and salad, or you could make the burger the main feature with all the trimmings such as relish, onions, lettuce, and even bacon for that extra indulgence.

Whether it's a meat feast or veggie alternative you'll love our burger recipes to match perfectly with your homemade burger buns. And now you've mastered burger buns why not try some of our other bread recipes?


  • 300g plain strong flour
  • 60g butter or margarine
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 7g sachet quick-action dried yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten, for glazing
  • 2tsp sesame seeds




  1. Put the flour in a large bowl. Rub in the butter, or margarine, add the salt and yeast. Pour in about 200ml tepid water and mix to a soft dough, using a palette knife, then your hand.
  2. Turn the dough out on to the work surface (try not to use too much flour) and knead well for 5-10 mins, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball, put back into the clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place for 20-30 mins for the dough to prove.
  3. Turn the dough out and “knock it back” (knead) for a couple of minutes. Shape into 6 buns. Put the buns on a lightly floured baking sheet, cover with oiled cling film and leave for about 15 minutes to puff up while the oven heats up. Set the oven to 220°/425°F/Gas Mark .
  4. Glaze the buns with egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 -20 mins until well-risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack. Split and fill the buns with burgers.
Top Tip for making Homemade burger buns

Serve burgers with a delicious home-made salsa made with chopped red onion, chopped tomatoes, chilli, basil and lemon juice.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies