Tuesday, June 23, 2009

hot buns...for more than just hamburgers

I don't pull a lot of hamburger buns out of the oven, but with BBQ season in full swing they seem to be on higher demand. With the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge currently underway, and my ever growing love for Peter Reinhart, I knew it was a simple matter of skipping ahead in the challenge. Near the end of the book, we find 3 variations for basic white bread. With these same recipes, you can make dinner rolls, hamburger buns, or hot dog buns.

We ended up using the buns for kubie burgers, pulled pork, and some basic bunwiches. I used variation 2 of his recipe (milk in stead of water), and they were a lovely treat. With all the whole wheat bread I bake, I sometimes forget what a pillow soft, white bread actually tastes like. Where store bought white has almost no taste IMO, this recipe is quite the opposite.

I'm going to have to try my hand at shaping some hot dog buns now.


Sarah said...

So when is the barbecue? I can bring beers! Litros of beers even. ;)

Chris said...

Litros..oh me oh my. That brings some memories back. Nothing like being a down a few in a jungle.

Sharon said...

Those look great - love the sheen on the buns.

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