November 25, 2010

40 Minute Hamburger Buns

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Around here, we like our hamburgers juicy and our buns soft. So I thought I'd hit the jackpot with my previous hamburger buns recipe, it's sturdy with a delicate crumb, soft and chewy at the same time and actually tastes like something more than a piece of bread. But they're hard work, taking the better part of 3 hours from start to finish. Don't get me wrong, it's totally worth the effort and time, but what if you don't have time as is often the case here?

I know you can buy hamburger buns but with so much doubt circling the halal-ness of ingredients like mono- and dy-glycerides, enzymes, etc., I feel better feeding my family food that I've made with my own hands, alhamdulillah. And so at long last, I found it. A hamburger bun that taste good, from scratch and all under an hour - rise time included!

40 Minute Hamburger Buns
(from Taste of Home magazine, my notes are italicized)


    • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
    • 1 cup warm water, plus
    • 2 tablespoons warm water
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 -3 1/2 cups flour


  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add oil and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Do not let rise.
  6. Divide into 12 pieces and shape each into a ball.
  7. Place 3" apart on greased baking sheets.
  8. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Bake at 425° for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.


  1. Essalam Alaikum Sister, Masha'allah these look lovely! Last night I wrote out a post for hamburger buns but didn't get around to making them. Insha'allah I will try this version instead, looks so yummy!! I have used the same one for years, time to try something new.

  2. Walaikum Salaam Jennifer! Thanks sis, they were really good and so incredibly easy! Try them and see how it compares to your usual recipe.

  3. Salam,

    They look P.E.R.F.E.C.T. masha'Allah!

  4. Mashallah!! They looks waay better than store bought and I can almost smell them^_^
    a new must try!!

  5. islam wa 3lekum i was wondering if aunt jememia flour would work

  6. walaikum salam, I'm not familiar with that flour but any all-purpose flour should work (that's NOT self rising).

  7. I made these tonight and they were delicious!!! Mine were not as pretty as yours but they tasted so good!!!!

  8. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. The hamburger buns are excellent and so easy! It was the first time I'd made bread not using a breadmaker.

  9. Your welcome Louise!! I'm so glad you love them as much as I do :)

  10. asalaamualikum sister...i just found your blog and have tried your burger bun recipe as i never made a burger bun i was happy with.. mashaAllah your recipe was GREAT! nice and soft, only it didnt get golden brown on top like yours! how did you get it like that? did you glaze it with egg yolk?? umme muhammad-NY


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