Sesame Slider Buns

Cuisinart original

The perfect size for sliders, these buns also can be used for tiny sandwiches. Be sure to not skip the flattening step of the recipe to ensure that they do not puff up too much while baking.


Makes 6 buns


1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
¼ cup whole-wheat flour
1½ teaspoons instant yeast
1½ teaspoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup water, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
egg wash (1 large egg whisked with 1 teaspoon water and
pinch salt)
sesame seeds (not toasted)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per bun:
Calories 136 (18% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 5g • fat 3g • sat. fat 1g chol. 41mg • sod. 202mg • calc. 6mg • fiber 1g


1. Put the flours, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor
fitted with the metal chopping blade or dough blade. Process on Low
or Dough, if available, to sift. Add the butter and then process again
to combine. Combine the water and egg, and while the unit is running
on Low or Dough, gradually add the liquid ingredients through the
feed tube. Process until the dough cleans the sides of the work bowl
and forms a ball. Continue to process to knead for about 30 seconds.
2. Knead by hand on a lightly floured counter for about 1 more minute.
The dough should be tender and spring back to the touch.
3. Put the dough into a clean bowl, and cover with a damp towel or
plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 90 minutes; the dough should double in size.
4. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. Transfer
to a parchment-lined 8-inch round pan, and cover again with a damp
towel or plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise an additional 30 to 40
minutes, or until nicely puffed.
5. Select Bake and set the time to 12 minutes and the temperature to
350°F. Press Start/Stop. Gently flatten the dough balls (this creates a
flatter bun, so they do not puff up too much while baking). Brush
each with the egg wash, and then sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
6. When the AirFryer is preheated, carefully place the pan into the basket. Begin checking with 2 minutes left. Rolls should be nicely golden.
7. Remove from basket and allow to cool slightly before halving
and serving.