Sourdough Hamburger Bun Recipe


Summer is in full swing. Picnics, BBQs, outdoor gaming events… Perfect time to start making your own hamburger buns. What a great surprise it will be for your family and friends when you place those perfect hamburgers straight off the grill onto a homemade sourdough hamburger bun.

We are in a period that we want to know what goes into what we are putting into our mouths. Making our own bread is a perfect solution. We decide the flours and what kind we want to make.

I can’t wait to try these out on my guests. I am wanting to try them with our wheat culture (Sourdoughs International South African) and our rye culture (Sourdoughs International Polish). What a great variety of hamburger buns!

Sourdough Hamburger Bun Recipehamburger bun

Yield 8 buns.

2 cups sourdough culture
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour

Pour the culture into a mixing bowl. Melt the butter and add the milk, eggs, salt, and sugar. Beat with a fork to mix and add to the culture. Add the flour a cup at a time until the dough is too stiff to mix by hand. Turn out onto a floured board and knead in the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and satiny. Roll the dough out to a ½ -inch thickness and cut with a 4-inch round cutter (a can with the top cut out works well). Place the buns on a baking sheet and proof at 85 degrees Fahrenheit in a proofing box for 2 to 4 hours, or until doubled in bulk. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, or until browned. Let cool on a wire rack.

1/20/2020 8:26:33 PM

I made today, and sourdough tends to be wet or sticky compared to regular yeast dough. I did use a bit more flour, but not as much as another stated (maybe 3 1/2 cups total). When kneading in the bowl, I would keep my hands wet so the dough would not stick. When rolling out, would have flour dusting bottom, and also rolling pin. Came out great. Will probably use more as dinner roll than hamburger bun - full/rich taste.

Bob U
4/19/2019 4:34:24 PM

The recipe is not correct, the dough is a very wet slimy mess you will need to add at least 5 cups of flour not 3 cups. I cannot believe people put this out there!

7/31/2014 11:17:08 AM

Yum! I'm going to try this with one of my starters I offer on my blog at I have a recipe I posted there awhile ago and it's pretty popular but I'm always looking for new ideas. Besides, I love hamburgers!

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