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Ranch Hamburger Buns


  • 1/2 cup water, 70-80 degrees F
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. In bread machine pan, place the ingredients in order suggested by machine manufacturer.
  2. Select dough setting. Check dough after five minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed.
  3. When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly greased surface. Cut into 12 pieces, then shape each into a round ball. Place in greased jumbo muffin cups or in 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 35 minutes), then brush buns with an egg wash mixture of 1 slightly beaten egg and 2 tablespoons water.
  4. Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds, if desired.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees F or until lightly browned.
  6. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Makes 12.