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rustic wheat buns

Rustic Wheat Burger Buns

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup warm water (110 F)
  • 3 Tbsp warm milk
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg


  1. Combine the warm water, milk, yeast, and sugar. Let proof for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flours and salt. Using your fingers, crumb the butter with the flour.
  3. In a small bowl, beat one egg. Add the beaten egg, and yeast mixture, to the flour. Using a dough scraper, combine until the dough holds together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth – about 10 minutes. Be vigorous – throw it down onto the counter every few kneads. Add flour as needed, but keep in mind that more flour will result in a tougher bun.
  5. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover to let rise until doubled in size – 1-2 hours. Remove the dough from the bowl, shape into a rectangle, and cut into 8 equal pieces.
  6. Place on parchment paper and cover with a light tea towel or oiled plastic wrap, and allow to rise another 1-2 hours – until doubled in size again.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  8. Bake until golden on top, 13-15 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting and using for burgers.


I threw in about 1/3 cup of ground flax for this batch as well, as I was slightly short on whole wheat flour.