Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Hamburger Potato Buns

I'm pretty convinced that potato breads are the best breads ever. These hamburger buns did not disappoint. They are soft yet still sturdy enough for a juicy hamburger and so so delicious. They taste extra buttery even though there isn't any butter in the dough. I am already planning on making these as sliders next weekend. I rarely re-make a recipe that quickly but these are so good that they are going into the permanent rotation. 

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Hamburger Potato Buns
Yield: 6 buns


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dried potato flakes
1/4 cup milk powder (dry milk)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
1 /4 teaspoons salt 
4 tablespoons oil
1 cup water

Melted butter


Whisk together flour, potato flakes, milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Add the oil and water to make a soft dough. Knead until it forms a soft dough. The dough should not be sticky. If it is sticky, add a bit more flour. 

Place in a greased bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. You can also bulk ferment at room temperature but I prefer the flavour of a cold overnight rise. 

When the dough is ready, divide it into 6 equal pieces. Place each about 2 to 3 inches apart on a greased or lined baking pan. 

Allow to proof at room temperature until doubled and puffy. This could take an hour or so depending on the temperature of the room. 

Just before the buns are doubled, preheat the oven to 350 F. 

Bake the buns 20 to 25 mins or until they are lightly golden. 

Remove and brush with melted butter. 

Cool and devour


  • Add just enough water to form a soft dough. If you're in a warm climate, hold back on some of the water. If it's cold, be prepared to add a little more water. 
  • Adapted from King Arthur Baking

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  1. I love potato bread too and these hamburger buns sound perfect.

  2. Homemade burger buns are so good and I love the softness from the potato. Just the best. Potato breads FTW.

  3. I can see this dough as hamburger or slider buns but also just as rolls to accompany any meal. We love potato bread at our house!