Beautiful Black Burger Buns

Get ready to create show-stopping black burger buns inspired by the gourmet food scene at music festivals and upscale burger joints! Our Activated Charcoal Black Burger Buns recipe brings a touch of sophistication and fun to your homemade burgers, using activated charcoal as the special ingredient. Not only does this natural ingredient create a striking visual effect, but it also adds a subtle earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with your favorite burger toppings.

By incorporating Activated Charcoal into your buns, you’ll elevate your burger game to a whole new level, making them the talk of your next gathering or family dinner. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let’s create some unforgettable black burger buns that will leave everyone craving more.

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Black Burger Buns with Activated Charcoal

Beautiful Black Burger Buns

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Those Black Burger Buns you see at festivals and burger places? they are made with Activated Charcoal. Check out this recipe.
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Prep time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Totale tijd 3 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 240 gram warm water
  • 12 gram granulated sugar
  • 7 gram active dry yeast
  • 60 gram milk
  • 60 gram vegetable oil
  • 8 gram Activated Charcoal Powder
  • 450 gram all purpose flour (or use our gluten-free flour recipe)
  • 6 gram salt
  • 1 egg


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, granulated sugar, and active dry yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, or until the yeast becomes foamy.
  • Add milk, vegetable oil, and activated charcoal powder to the yeast mixture. Mix well until the activated charcoal is evenly distributed.
  • Gradually add all-purpose flour and salt to the wet ingredients, stirring until a sticky dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space for them to expand.
  • Cover the shaped buns with a clean towel and let them rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • Beat one egg and brush the surface of each bun with the beaten egg for a shiny finish.
  • Bake the buns in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are firm and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Allow the buns to cool on a wire rack before serving.
Keywords Activated Charcoal Powder, active dry yeast, all purpose flour, egg, granulated sugar, Milk, Vegetable Oil, warm water
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