Thursday, April 30, 2009

Springtime or Anytime Bread

Bread Baking Day #19 is being hosted by Cindy of Cindystar, and her choice this month is Spring Country Bread. With the advent of warmer weather, it's time to think about eating al fresco once again, although here in southern California, outdoor dining takes place nearly all year long.

One of our favorite foods is hamburgers, grilled to perfection and served on homemade buns.

Ready to rise:

Ready to bake:

Fresh from the oven:

I've been using a specific recipe for many years, shaping the dough into a variety of rolls and loaves, but it's original form was supposed to be hamburger buns. I've always liked its adaptability, and it doesn't hurt that it is easy and tastes great!

So, just in the nick of time, I'm sharing the bun recipe with all the BBD folks.

Thanks to Cindy and Zorra!

Moomie’s Buns

1 c water

2 tbsp butter

1 egg

3 1/4 c. flour

1/4 c. sugar

1 tsp salt

3 tsp instant yeast

Place all ingredients in your bread machine. Select manual dough cycle. Allow to run cycle.

Dump out onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 pieces. With each piece, slap into a bun shape. Usually 4 or 5 slaps will do it. Place on greased cookie sheets or your bun pans, cover; rise about 30 to 40 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes til golden. Cool on wire racks.


Cindystar said...

Thanks for participating,Jude, we all love hamburgers and your homemade buns are perfect!
Have a nice w.e.!

Megan said...

You've totally inspired me to try and make my own buns! Thanks for the recipe!

pinkstripes said...

Your buns look amazing!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What a perfect recipe for this picnic theme month. They look wonderful