Burger Buns

Sesame Seed Burger Buns

I recently checked out a cookbook by Paul Hollywood titled A Baker’s Life from the local library. The first recipe I made was the Sesame burger buns. They were so easy to make yet so delicious! I made the buns using the Thermomix as I find that it makes it so easy to prepare dough i can mix it up even if I’m short on time.

Homemade sesame hamburger buns

Ingredients you’ll need:

500 grams white bread flour, plus extra for dusting

7 grams fine salt

7 grams instant dried yeast

40 grams unsalted butter, cut into pieces

2 teaspoon sugar

225 ml milk

100 ml water

50 grams sesame seeds, for sprinkling

oil, for oiling


Place the flour in the thermomix bowl. Add the salt on one side of the bowl on top of the flour and add the yeast on the opposite side. Add the butter, sugar, milk, and water. Cover with the lid, and measuring cup. Use the kneading function, setting the timer at 3 minutes. Leave the dough in the bowl to rise until doubled, about an hour.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead to remove large air bubbles. divide dough into 8 equal pieces (about 40 grams each). Shape each into a smooth ball and place on prepared trays, allowing room to spread. Place trays in a large, clean plastic bag and leave rolls to prove until double in size, about an hour or longer.

Heat oven to 200 C.

Just before baking, remove trays from the plastic bag. brush tops of the rolls with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 15 minutes then lower the oven setting to 160C and bake for a further 5-10 minutes, until risen and golden brown.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes 8 buns.

Baking Sheets
Cooling Racks

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