Monday, July 25, 2011

Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

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Do you have a favorite whole wheat bread recipe? Did you know that with most bread recipes you can make things other than loaves of bread? With the recipe that I use, I make pizza, rolls, calzones, stuffed braids, rounds, hot dog buns, and hamburger buns. The hamburger buns are so good, that I never by buns anymore. These taste so much better and are so much healthier for you. I wish I could share my recipe, but it is not really mine so if you are interested in it, then you need to go here.

The good thing is, that you can make these with most bread recipes. The key is just in how you shape the dough before letting it rise. For hamburger buns, you want to shape the dough into flat discs, about 2/3 to 1/2 the diameter of how big you want the finished buns to be.

In this picture, I made 5 larger buns and the 4 kid sized ones. Once they are shaped, place them on a greased cookie sheet, cover with a cloth, and set in a warm place to rise. When they double in size or get to the size that you want (don't let them get too big or they will collapse) stick them in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes (this really depends on your oven and your recipe so watch them carefully). If you want them to look really professional, you can add some sesame seeds to the top before you stick them in the oven.

 When you take them out, place them on a cooling rack and you should have your own beautiful buns. If they don't come out looking perfectly round and smooth, that's okay. Just call them "rustic" and people will think you made them that way on purpose :)

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  1. The hamburger buns look great. I don't have a good whole wheat bread recipe, so I was wondering if you could share yours, or at least where you got it from. Thanks.