Japanese Milk Bread Rolls For Burgers

I don't know what about you guys, but when I make burgers at home I like to treat it like a real celebration. Aside from my handmade beef patties, free ranged mayo and sliced organic veggies- these buns are the real deal.

Because what do you really want from your burger bun? To be shiny and bright, thin crust and soft like a cloud inside.

Here we gonna use Roux that is a cooked mixture of water, milk and flour. Once added to the dough it will result in a very soft and chewy bun.

This recipe will teach you step by step how to make them into perfection that all your guests will remember.

So.... Let's GO!


For the roux

50 gr water

50 gr whole milk

20 gr white flour

For the dough

300 gr white flour

110 ml whole milk

1 tablespoon dry yeast

50 gr sugar

50 gr melted butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt


- To make the roux you will cook the water, milk and flour in a pan on low heat until it gets thick. Remove from the heat and let it cool down.

- To make the dough: in that order add the ingredients to the bowl: flour, sugar and yeast. Stir well and let it sit on the counter for 10 min. In that way we activate the yeast. If not booming after 10 min it means that your yeast probably died.

- Add the roux, melted butter, milk and the egg.

- Mix all the ingredients well until combined.

- Then add the salt.

- Knead the dough on the working table using a method called “Slap&Fold” for about 5-7 min.

- Round the dough and let it rest for 15 min in a bowl covered with a towel.

- After this short rest, give the dough a nice fold and cover it again with the towel. At this point, let it rest for about an hour or until doubled in size.

- Using a scale, divide the dough into 100 gr pieces and roll them into a sealed ball shape.

- Cover the balls and let them proof for about 45 min.

- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

- Brush the buns with egg yolk whisked with a little milk. Bake them for about 25 minutes. *Create a steam in the oven by pouring boiling water on an empty preheated tray*

- You can brush them with melted butter once they are out. Not that necessary, they are gorgeous anyway.


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