Have you ever made your own homemade buns?  Cause if you haven’t,  your life is about to change. We do lots of summer grillin’ happens around GCC to avoid having the oven on.  Along with loving these buns you’re also going to love that your oven will be on for a very short time for these.  This recipe is very versatile in that you can use the dough to make burger buns, dog buns, or regular rolls.  Burgers taste way better nestled in these!

homemade buns

Simple to make–the bread machine does all the heavy work.  You combine a few simple ingredients and in a very short amount of time,  you’ll have some delicious bread for your summer meal!

This is a basic bread recipe …

you can get really creative with it if you’d like.  I modified it from the original recipe and I loved the end result! Let’s get started…



  • 1 1/4 c. milk, warm
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 3/4 c. bread flour
  • 1 1/14 t. dry yeast


  1. Combine your milk, beaten egg and butter in a medium bowl. Mix together and pour into bread machine canister. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients and gently pour on top of the liquid. Make a small well in center and sprinkle the yeast. Select the dough setting on the bread machine and turn on. When complete, spread dough onto floured surface combine a little. Pull off small balls (the size of your palm) and place on parchment lined sheet. Brush tops with melted butter, cover and allow to rise 1 hour. *I don't cover mine, I just place the sheet in the oven with the oven light on for the duration specified. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. (Might take slightly longer, depending on your oven.) Allow to cool for about 4-5 minutes before slicing in half.

homemade buns

*For HOT DOG BUNS- take the same amount of dough and stretch in an oblong shape and follow the same steps.

homemade bun

*Add sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or chopped jalapeño  for some tasty options.

Homemade buns

homemade bun

Try ’em and tell me if you will be buying store bought ones after tasting these! 🙂

homemade buns


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