Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

Light, fluffy and golden brown these delicious hamburger buns will make you wonder why you ever purchased store bought.

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

We are trying to limit our grocery shopping to once a week.  This is a new experience for us as we are those people that would stop at different grocers and markets nearly every day we were out to get what we needed for dinner.

We buy our meat in bulk from local farmers and hit Costco once a month for non-perishables so this always worked well for us until COVID19.  It has been an adjustment but some good is coming from it as well.

I have always been good about planning a weekly menu.  Now when I plan my weekly menu, I go through my pantry and refrigerator to see make a grocery list.  Frank has been the designated shopper going when the store first opens and only senior citizens are allowed in.

On this week's menu I had Meatballs and Spaghetti on Sunday.  I took a pound of each, pork and beef, out of the freezer.  I only needed 1 lb. of meat for the meatballs however.  This left me with the remaining pork/beef mixture so I decided that tonight we would have hamburgers instead of the Pulled Pork that had been scheduled.

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

Since I didn't plan on the hamburgers, I found myself with no hamburger buns.  I decided to pull out my sourdough starter and make some homemade rolls.  They turned out beautifully.

Sourdough Hamburger Buns pin

These hamburger buns took me less than 3 hrs, using the proof setting on my Breyville Smart Oven.  If you are using a traditional method of rising plan on 6-7 hrs. before you will be serving them. 

I made 6 large buns.  They will be used for our burgers tonight and for the Pulled Pork which is now being served up tomorrow.  

 I pray this post finds all my readers well and safe......

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

Sourdough Hamburger Buns

Yield: 6 Buns
Light, fluffy and golden brown these delicious hamburger buns will make you wonder why you ever purchased store bought.


  • 1/2 c. sourdough starter
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T. butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 t. active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 c. white whole wheat flour
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2-3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten with a touch of water
  • sesame seeds


How to cook Sourdough Hamburger Buns

  1. In large bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the sourdough starter, water, eggs, butter, honey and yeast.
  2. Add the whole wheat flour and salt and mix to combine.  Switch to the dough hook and add 1/4 c. all purpose flour.  Mix until dough starts to come together adding more flour 1 Tablespoon at a time, as needed.  Knead at medium speed for 5 minutes.  Dough should be soft and slightly sticky.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and place into a bowl that has been treated with cooking spray.  Cover with plastic wrap that has been treated with baking spray and place in a warm, draft free area until doubled in size, about 4-5 hrs.
  4. Punch down dough and turn onto a lightly floured surface, Divide into 6 equal pieces.  Roll each piece into a ball and then flatten to about 1" thick.  Place onto a baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap, coated with baking spray.  Set aside to rise until doubled.  
  5. Brush with egg wash.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake in a preheated 400* oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. 


Adapted from a recipe found at DIY Natural
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  1. Just getting on the sourdough bandwagon. But I love this! Question: so, you use starter AND yeast?

    1. Yes, occasionally I will add a little bit of yeast to my recipes. In this case, just 1 teaspoon. It's kind of like adding a little more baking powder when using self rising flour, just a bit of insurance.


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