Take your veggie burgers and hamburgers to the next level with these homemade hamburger buns. They are definitely worth the extra effort!
1 tablespoon dry-active yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
1 tablespoon butter
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook, combine the yeast and water. Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast has dissolved.
In a separate small bowl, whisk the milk, egg, oil, sugar and salt, and pour into the yeast mixture. Stir in the flour until the mixture forms a shaggy dough. With the mixer on low speed, knead for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and slightly tacky.
Transfer the dough to a large bowl and cover. Let rise until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
On a lightly floured work surface, divide the dough into 8 pieces, shaping each one into a ball. Transfer to a sheet pan and let rise for 30-40 minutes until they look bun-sized.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in the microwave and brush the tops of the buns. Bake for 15-18 minutes until light golden brown. Cool the buns to room temperature before slicing. Store in an airtight container 1-2 days.