Nathan’s first hamburger buns recipe

This is a post from my son, Nathan, who is 9 years old. It’s his very first post!


When I grow up, I want to take over Steamy Kitchen and teach kids how to cook. Dad will like to teach kids how to garden and grow their own food with aquaponics.

But, I’m not going to talk with Dad about it right now, he’s very upset because 12 of the biggest koi fish just suddenty died.  He’s still trying to figure out what went wrong and is not in a very good mood right now.

I think that baking bread is important. My brother and I learned to bake bread when we were just 4 years old. A loaf of crusty heaven is what I call it.

We’ve decided that hamburger buns should be first on the list – a lot of kids love hamburgers and pork burgers and bacon burgers!


Bun boobies.


Funny faces


Silly Mom!



How to make hamburger buns by Nathan

Making the dough was really easy with the mixer. Just dump all of the ingredient inside and turn it on.


Use the regular paddle first, until it gets a little sticky.


Then you can change to a dough hook and let it knead for 3 minutes.


The dough will look like this:


Put it back into the bowl and cover with a towel. Let it sleep for at least 1 hour in a warm spot.


After the dough rests, then it will be a bigger like this:


Take the dough and flatten it and shape it like a square.


Cut in half.


Then cut in a total of 8 equal pieces.


Then roll them into a ball.


Then flatten them into a hamburger bun shape. Kind of squatty.


Brush with some melted butter.


Bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes until nice and brown.


And then you cut in half and have hamburgers! Or salmon burgers! Or pork burgers! Or bacon burgers!


Thanks for reading!




Hamburger Buns Recipe

Servings: 8 buns

Prep Time:15 minutes + 1 hour rest

Cook Time:15 minutes

Adapted from King Arthur Flour.


3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 large egg
3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
For brushing: 2 tablespoons butter, melted


In a mixing bowl, add in the ingredients (water, softened butter, egg, flour, yeast, sugar and salt), EXCEPT for the melted butter. Mix and knead for 3-5 minutes or until dough is smooth.

Cover with towel and let rest for at least 1 hour in a dry, warm spot.

Preheat oven to 375F. Gently deflate dough, divide into 8 pieces. Roll each piece of down into a ball. Gently press down on the ball to make the hamburger bun shape. Brush each with melted butter.

Place on parchment lined baking sheet (or greased) and bake for 16-18 minutes or until tops are golden brown.