Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recipe Review: 40 Minute Hamburger Buns

I am one of those people who collect recipes. I love trying a new recipe, I hate trying out one that turns out ick. Seriously, who wants to spend the time to make something that isn't yummy?

This recipe, from Taste of Home; 40 Minute Hamburger Buns was truly yummy and as promised very quick and easy. I will say they took me longer than 40 minutes because I did follow a commenter's recommendation to let them rise for 30 minutes rather than the 10 that the recipe calls for. It made them very light and fluffy and super yummy. Even dh,  my big bread critic loved them. :)

I also made one teensy change to the recipe. I don't use vegetable oil anymore. I sub coconut oil or plain greek yoghurt depending on what I'm making and what I have on hand. I didn't happen to have either in the kitchen!!!! So I used butter. I know, I know calories much? But better than oil, I think and hello, butter. Super yum!! Also, I didn't knead them by hand for 5-7 minutes. Because I am just not for that. I have a stand mixer and a dough hook for a reason and I'm not afraid to use them. :)

I brushed the tops with an egg wash and sprinkled the sesame seeds just to be fancy. ;) These were so easy to make that I found myself saying "I will never buy hamburger buns again!!" :) I've also made them without the brush and seeds and they turned out super yummy. The buns are quite large, keep that in mind when you form your patties. :)

My verdict? Super yummy and easy to make! A keeper!


  1. A must try. I would love to make my own buns! I like all of your additional comments, I find that so useful when completing a recipe!

  2. These certainly do not look homemade! Wow!! They look like they taste wonderful as well! You are so clever and talented! What a find!

  3. Okay, I have a question... your buns look really big (and I'm talking burger buns people! LOL) :) Did you make 6 buns from this recipe or did you zoom in with the camera? I read some of the replys on the TOH resipe website and they suggested only making 6 buns for burgers. Thanks! Toni

  4. they look super yummy!!
    and I love taste of home recipes too!

  5. Amy, they look wonderful! Definitely going to have to give the recipe a try the next time we have a burger BBQ!