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No knead burger bun

These no-knead burger buns will definitely amaze you with their incredible softness despite minimal effort.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, World
Keyword Homemade burgers, How to make burger at home
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Proofing time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 40 minutes
Servings 9 burger buns
Author Hema Magesh


For proofing

  • ½ cup warm water (106 ml)
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp active dry yeast

Rest of the ingredients

  • 3 cups All-purpose flour/plain flour/maida (420g)
  • 1 cup warm milk (221 ml)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter( 27g)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt


  • Proof the yeast with the ingredients listed under "for proofing yeast".
    Eggless no knead burger bun prep steps 1&2
  • Take the dry ingredients - the flour, salt, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the melted butter and the warm milk first and the proofed yeast. Mix with a ladle till you do not see any dry flour around.
    Eggless no knead burger bun prep steps 3&4
  • Note how sticky the dough is. Cover this and let rise in a warm place for an hour.
  • After an hour it would have doubled in size. Now transfer this as is to the refrigerator and let it cold-proof for 8 hours or overnight.
    Eggless no knead burger bun prep steps 5&6
  • The next morning tip the dough on to a floured counter-top and knead it a few times over itself.
    Eggless no knead burger bun prep steps 7&8
  • Spread it out using a rolling pin and divide it into even-sized balls. Roll into balls, place them apart on a greased baking tray and slightly flatten them.
    Eggless no knead burger bun prep steps 9&10
  • Let rise for another hour. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Give the rolls a milk wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake placing in the middle rack for 15 minutes till the tops become golden brown.
    Eggless no knead burger bun prep steps 11&12
  • Brush generously with butter once they are out of the oven and cool on the wire rack. I prefer to let the buns sit on the tray for a few minutes and cover with a dry cloth.
  • Get ready to gobble up these unbelievably soft and light buns in the form of a burger or simply with butter/jam.