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Buns For Burgers

Updated: Jan 7, 2021


  • 200ml warm water

  • 10g dried yeast (fresh is even better if you can find it, some really good bakery's sell it)

  • 80g warm milk

  • 10g caster sugar

  • 500g strong flour

  • 50g unsalted butter (softened)

  • 2 large eggs plus 1 beaten egg, for glazing

  • sesame seeds for sprinkling


Mix the warm water, yeast, warm milk and sugar in a bowl. Let it stand for 5 mins until it becomes frothy.

Tip the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, add the butter and rub together with your fingertips (or in a machine on speed 1) until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre of the buttery flour and add the warm yeast mixture and the eggs.

Use your hands to mix it into a sticky dough – don’t worry if the mixture feels a little wet at this stage, it will come together when kneading. Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface.

Knead the dough for 10 mins by stretching it on the work surface – it will still be very sticky at this stage but don’t be tempted to add too much flour. (to use a machine add egg and yeast mixture and mix on speed one for 10 mins)

The dough is ready when it feels soft and bouncy. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and set aside to rise for 1-2 hrs or until doubled in size.

Once the dough has doubled in size, knock the air out and knead again for 2 mins. The dough should be much less sticky now, but add a little flour if it needs it.

Roll into balls and arrange on lined baking trays. Loosely cover with oiled cling film and leave for about 1 hr or until doubled in size again. Heat oven to 200C and place a shallow baking tray at the bottom. Uncover the trays, brush the buns with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 15-20 mins or until golden, then leave to cool on a wire rack.

They are now ready for your burgers either brought or your own homemade ones.

The next recipe will be a Méline's spicy burger special.

They are even great just by their sleeves or with a little jam if you do not want a burger.


Please let me know in the comment section if I can make the recipe better, if some parts were unclear, or if it was just really tasty, thank you. 🙏

If you have any queries or any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help,

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