Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Check out my BUNS :D

These buns of course. 

So yesterday I posted my first beef roast.  If you missed it, go check it out, it was fabulous.  (If I do say so myself.)  With the leftovers I decided we would have roast beef sandwiches.  Problem was, I did not have any good bread in the house to make the sandwiches with AND the weather was sucky and I had no desire to drag the kids to the grocery store.  Three young children in the grocery store is pretty much a recipe for disaster, or at the very least, makes mommy need a large glass of wine.  Therefore....homemade hamburger buns!  I found this recipe from Alisa Cooks-recipes from the Go Dairy Free kitchen and decided to give it a try.  I may have had the glass of wine as well.

Speedy Wheat Hamburger Buns *my changes in italics

2 Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast

1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Warm Water

1/3 Cup Oil *I used canola 

1/4 Cup Sugar

1 Egg *I used 2 T. milled flax seed mixed with 3 T. warm water as my egg replacement

1 Teaspoon Salt

2 Cups All-Purpose or White Bread Flour

1 1/2 to 1 3/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the oil and sugar, and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Add the egg replacer, salt, white flour, and 1 1/2 cups of the wheat flour, combining until it forms a soft dough. Add the additional 1/4 cup of wheat flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands (if you need a little more, that is okay too). Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes or so.

Divide the dough into 8 pieces, shape each into a thick disc, and place them on baking sheets about 3 inches apart.  My girls enjoyed helping with this part.

Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Lightly cover the balls of dough and let them rest for about 10 minutes (or longer if you wish).

Pop them in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until nicely browned. Cool on a wire rack.

*everything sat a little longer than suggested because I was busy.... parenting
These rolls were FAB-u-lous!  So much better than store-bought.  They made excellent sandwiches too...I made them with roast beef and provolone cheese.  mmmmm.

For those of you not familiar with my blog, my son is allergic to eggs (and nuts) so I have to modify my recipes.  Sometimes things turn out great, like these rolls, and sometimes....well....sometimes, not so great.

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  1. Those buns look amazing! Holy crap! I've never made hamburger buns before. Perhaps I should consider doing so!

    Think on this I will!!!

  2. Those turned out beautifully ... :)

  3. Those buns look yummy. I have never made homemade bread, I think I will try it one day.

  4. I made bread last week and it was wonderful.
    I will have to try your buns this week. They look wonderful.

  5. There's nothing like homemade bread! I'll have to try this!

  6. Hi Kim! I am so Thrilled to have you on the Hearth and soul hop and I wanted to welcome you personally! I am now following your blog and I liked you on facebook and grabbed your tweets. I also added you to the hearth and soul hop twitter list and your daily posts will now be shared on our twitter newspaper so watch out for hearth and soul hop daily updates in your twitter feed! I really like this recipe and how you altered it to work with your family's needs! I would have used grapeseed or olive oil or melted butter in place of canola because studies are showing it is not as healthy as they say, being a genetically altered hybrid product, but I love your egg substitute, how creative! Thanks again for sharing on the hearth and soul hop and I hope to see you again next week. All the best, Alex

  7. Omigoodness! I am kinda bun-a-holic, so I am so excited to see a, dare I say, healthy bun!! Sweet! I am also now a follower:)

  8. Mmmm mmmmm....yo buns look amazin'

    I got my coupon for free fabric softener today...I'm pumped.

  9. These rolls look perfect for sandwiches. I bet they melted in your mouth.

  10. Wow! These look amazing. It never would have occurred to me to make hamburger buns.

  11. I just copied this recipe...I must try it. Making my own bread has been on my to-do list for too long...time to get moving on it.

  12. That was such a great backup plan and they look fantastic.

  13. I have not attempted to make any bread from scratch yet!... but you just tempted me.

  14. I almost never eat hamburgers on any kind of bun because of the....well you know...blandness.

    I'm inspired to try yours now and thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  15. Oops, you caught me lookin' at your buns, and I've gotta say, you've got a great looking set of buns. Ready for my roast beef sammie! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop. I'm your newest follower.

  16. Yum! I've been meaning to make homemade buns for years. This could be the year! I will be back. :)



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