Mini Burger Buns

by | Jul 3, 2012 | 20 comments

Mini Burger Buns

Every two months, I take some time off real work to cater more exclusively to my offsprings. Yes, you guessed right! School holidays! I look forward to them. There is a promise of extra cuddles, cooking together, board games, picnics and exploring new yumcha places. Speaking of picnics, I have a recipe for you today that might be perfect for your day out with friends or a night in, entertaining them.

Mini Burger Buns

This recipe is for darling little mini burger buns that look amazing on a platter or packed in a picnic lunch box. They have a beautiful crusty exterior and soft middle. People love the idea of mini-anything and cute little burgers with big fat patties fit the bill quite well. Serve them with my garlic and thyme quinoa patties, some gorgeous kachumber relish or tomato mustard chutney.

Mini Burger Buns





A no-brainer recipe for gorgeous mini burger buns that can be baked ahead to serve Silver Dollar Burgers at a party with a patty or filling of your choice.

Preparation Time - 60 minutes
Cooking Time - 10 minutes
Makes - 24



7g dried yeast
400g bread flour, extra for dusting
250ml lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
sesame seeds
eggwash for brushing
oil for brushing bowl



Preheat oven to 250C. Combine yeast and water in a large bowl. Set aside for about 5 minutes until foamy.

Add flour and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix it lightly. Turn the wet dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This takes about 10 minutes.

Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, set aside until doubled in size for about 30 minutes.

Knock dough back, divide into 24 small rounds (size of golf balls). Roll each ball in the palm of your hand and place it on a lightly floured surface. Using a cupping motion with the palm of your hand, roll the ball on the surface gently till it tightens (I press down on top gently with the palm of my hand, then cup the ball with the top exposed and bring it together. I keep alternating these motions until the ball is tight and firm)

Place balls on baking paper lined trays with plenty of room around each to expand. Cover with tea towels and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes until doubled in size.

Brush with eggwash, sprinkle sesame seeds and place tray in oven. Spray bottom of oven with a mist of water. Cook until buns are golden for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve warm, slice burger buns and fill with patty, relish and salad. You can also freeze these for upto 2 months.




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  1. Pallavi

    Those are so cute - I am so making them over the weekend with some aloo tikki and coleslaw. Yum!

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    What cute little burger buns, how perfect for sliders!

  3. Rosa

    Those look wonderful! There's nothing better than homemade burger buns.



  4. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Those are some cute looking buns! And such beautiful pictures. I've been trying to make 100% whole wheat buns for a while and I think it's about time to just give up and make something like this. 🙂

  5. Angie

    Maybe it's just me but they look almost like little cookies 😀
    Very cute! Mini food just means you can eat more 😉

  6. Siri

    These buns are cuteness "personified". Love the golden brown crust on the top. 😀


  7. Priya Sreeram

    love these cuties - good one !

  8. chinmayie @ love food eat

    How cute! I was planning on making some burgers this week and you convinced me to make small little buns like these 🙂

  9. Emily (Adeline & Lumiere)

    They look so cute and perfect! I think you've inspired me to bake some bread!

  10. Colette

    Those are the cutest li'l things! I can see myself popping them into my mouth, one after the other.


    Very cute! and pretty! 🙂 What fillings are coming our ways?? 😉

  12. Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul

    Thank you for sharing this Sneh! They look so cute!

  13. chocolatesuze

    nawwww too cute!!!

  14. Jennifer (Delicieux)

    Sneh your mini burger buns are just adorable!! I'm one of those people that loves anything mini 😀

  15. Kankana

    wow .. these stay for 2 month! I have to give this a try.

  16. Iron Chef Shellie

    Definitely keeping this recipe on file!

  17. Riku

    Those looks great. I'm gonna try them now and fill them up with halloumi slices, chili and something green.

  18. Sanaa

    Can i stuff these? Would be less messier, I thought. Have you tried it?

  19. Vaibhav

    Hi ,

    Mini Buns are delicious. Would you share some recipe/s vegetarian you have created/used with these mini buns? It be great to hear from you...

    thanks in advance...


  20. Shanel

    Can you convert the recipe to US Cups and tablespoons please I’ve been trying to make bread for a very long time and this looks like a more suitable recipe please help!!!


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