I stopped to admire a package of the cutest little slider buns while I was grocery shopping one day and was sorry they couldn’t come home with me just because I had no use for them.
Visions of those cute little slider buns quickly came to mind, so I put together some just as cute little hamburger patties and placed them in the freezer ready to use.
For a week and a half I searched for those little buns with no success visiting all the grocery stores in my area hoping to find them.
I was so disappointed.
Those little burger patties were going to share my disappointment as well if I didn’t come up with a plan. The plan turned out to be making my own buns and a quick search resulted in finding this uncomplicated, easy to make recipe.
Almost too cute to eat, soft, tasty and light . Slider Buns won’t be on my shopping list any time soon since they’re probably better coming from my oven.
Perfect size for the kids and the small size didn’t deter the adults from finishing them off!
Homemade Slider Buns
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 large egg
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tablespoons butter
additional egg, for brushing
sesame seeds (optional)
- In a measuring cup, stir together water, milk, sugar and yeast and let stand for about 5 minutes, until foamy.
- Add egg and whisk with a fork to break it up.
- Stir together flour and salt, add butter and blend in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers until crumbly.
- Add the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients stirring until you have a soft dough.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured countertop and knead until smooth, about 5 to 7 minutes. (It will be stickier than regular dough; resist the urge to add too much flour, leave it tacky.)
- Place the ball of dough back into the bowl, cover with a tea towel and let it sit for an hour or so, until doubled.
- Divide the dough into 20 pieces ( 10 to 12 if you want regular size buns), shape into balls.
- Place a couple inches apart on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment, cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for another hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Brush the buns with a little beaten egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes (a bit longer if you made larger buns) until golden.
Notes Tips and Suggestions
- Recipe also makes 10 to 12 regular size burger buns instead of 20 sliders.
- As in the recipes for Naan, Tortillas and Artisan Bread it will be hard to go back to store bought burger buns as well. Thing is, you don’t have to with these user friendly recipes.
- Although brushing sliders with beaten egg before baking is optional it creates a beautiful glossy finish and keeps the crust soft.
- A sprinkle of sesame seeds just makes them cuter!