Hamburger Buns

So you invited people over for barbecue only to realize you have no hamburger buns in the freezer. Fine, you’ll just run to the store down the block to get some. Uh oh, they’re out, too! Well, now you’re in luck. While usually burger buns and other breads are something you’d think about making in advance, this recipe takes 40 minute. That’s right, in under an hour you can have fresh homemade burger buns. With or without sesame seeds. Without HFCS.

They’re easy, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry/fridge already, and they take practically no time. Only 10 minutes of rising! How about that? And if you use a mixer, they’re even easier. No hand kneading or anything.

40 Minute Hamburger Buns, adapted from Taste of Home:

Makes 12 buns


  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 – 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour


1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix the warm water and the yeast. Add oil and sugar and stir. Let sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast begins to bubble.

3. Add the egg and salt and mix with the paddle attachment till it all comes together.

4. Slowly add the flour until a dough forms. Then, switch to the dough hook.

5. Add the remaining flour. When all incorporated, switch to the dough hook and knead on medium speed for 3-5 minutes, until the dough is no longer sticky.

6. Place on floured counter top and bring together.

7. Separate dough into 12 equal pieces (I used my scale) and place on greased baking sheet.

8. Cover with a towel and let rise 10 minutes.

9. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Then, remove from oven and let cool completely. Slice in half and serve with your favorite burger. Enjoy!

And a very happy birthday to Pauline!