Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Homemade Hambuger/ Hot Dog Buns

Get ready to laugh at me!!

I sure did!!

If you think these hamburger buns look a little funny, here's the story!!

I decided to make hamburger buns. The recipe said it made 16 buns. So in my very small little brain I figured that meant that I need to make 32 buns. You know a top and bottom to each bun. So that is what's shown in the picture. I was very proud and they tasted very yummy! Since I was done I went on with my day and began Science class with the kids. About 20 minutes later I looked in the kitchen and burst out laughing...

I'm sure you all can figure it out. I should have made 16 thicker buns and cut them in half!! DUH!!!! Okay so now I know!!!
Note: hubby really liked putting one on top and one on bottom when we had hamburgers, so I guess it wasn't so bad after all!

I was determined to do it right, so the next day I made more....
Here's closer to how they should look...

We loved the buns so much I made some of them into hot dog buns too! I have a little work to do on completely shaping them perfectly but it's a start!!

Best thing is that it's one more thing each week that I don't have to buy and they're so much better tasting than the cheap store bought kind!

Oh and did I mention it really is very simple to do.
Here's the recipe I used.

1 1/4 cup warm milk
1 egg
6 T butter
3 T sugar
4 cups bread flour
2 tsp. salt
1 T yeast (1 pkg)

Mix warm milk and yeast, beat in egg. Add butter, sugar, salt -- Mix well -- Add flour 1 cup at a time. Put on a floured surface and knead a few times. Put in greased bowl and let it rise until double. (cover with towel)

Divide into shapes (hamburger or hot dog buns) and put on cookie sheet or pan -- let it rise again until double.

Bake at 375 degrees
15-20 minutes

I took a combination of this recipe and this recipe
to make it work for me!


Sarah said...

Sometimes food ain't pretty around here either, but we have come to know that you can't judge a book by it's cover! hahaha!

This summer we will probably do the hamburger/ hot dog buns (we don't have those 'till summer time usually...). Keep working on it! This is a good example that just because you don't get it perfect on the first try, doesn't mean you can't try again! Don't give up!

Mrs. Efird said...

I love it! Thanks for not posting this after you had it perfected because than newbies like me would never try things!!! I was just talking about not buying buns and making them...now I have a recipe!

friendlyfrugalista said...

That is so funny, Megan! It sounds like something I would have done! I started baking bread from scratch several months ago and I wish I had pictures of some of my "creations". The other day, I tried Ciabatti for the first time. The loaves came out so puny that I thought I had surely done it wrong, but they were very good and DH said they're supposed to be thin. OK then! Everybody has been begging for more, so I have the second try (a double batch) rising in a bowl right now to be baked later today. :o)

I will have to try the bun recipe. My MIL used to make home-made buns too. Well, that's what the recipe said they were, but we ate them like rolls.

BTW, I homeschool too. I have 3 kiddos: 15 (girl), 10 (boy), and 6 (boy).


Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

They look delicious, thanks for the recipe! I have been wanting to make my own for awhile.

Genesa said...

LOL! Good job Megan!!! Glad you did it! I'm thrilled for you, I never thought you'd be baking your own breads!! Yay for you!

Mrs. Efird said...

I made this recipe tonight. It was sooooooo good. I made the buns and sloppy joes. My husband ate two :) Thanks!

Julie VW said...

Instead of baking the buns on a cookie sheet - use little pie tins (I recycle the tins from Banquet Chicken Pot Pies). Grease it well, and put the dough in for the second rise. It will rise to fill up the tin (making the buns uniformly round).

I learned this trick from my mom - and it works very well!


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