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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Use this recipe for homemade hamburger buns any time you grill out. They're perfect with Joey Campanaro's Bacon Cheeseburgers.

  • Yield: Makes about 1 dozen
Homemade Hamburger Buns

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September Summer 2008


  • 3 cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 ounce fresh yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface


  1. In a large bowl, mix together water, molasses, yeast, and oil until yeast has dissolved. Slowly add flour, mixing until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  2. Return dough to bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap onto the surface of the dough. Let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Divide dough evenly into 12 pieces and roll into balls. Place balls of dough on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart and cover with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm place until doubled in size.

  4. Fill a spray bottle with cold water and generously moisten each ball of dough. Transfer to oven and bake until brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheets.

Reviews (3)

  • mslo_naomi 16 Jun, 2009

    The amount of yeast has been corrected. The recipe calls for 1/4 ounce fresh yeast.

  • nikbar 3 Apr, 2009

    I am pretty sure the recipe should be 4-1/2 teaspoons of yeast - not ounces!

  • The Allergen Free Cook 26 Feb, 2009

    Is this recipe correct? 4.5 ounces of yeast is too much! I have made this recipe 3 different times and every time all I can taste is yeast ..... maybe it should call for 4.5 teaspoons?

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