Monday, January 25, 2010

Soft Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns and Bread


Yesterday, I promised I'd be back to share the other two things I made with the Soft Whole Wheat Bread dough from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. My first recipe was the Apple Strudel Bread I posted here and where you can find the recipe for the Soft Whole Wheat Bread. 

Sunday, I pulled the remaining dough out of the frig and made hamburger buns.
 
This was the first time I have ever made hamburger buns! I have to admit I wasn't really expecting much success. The last time I tried making rolls, they turned out like hockey pucks.

After shaping all my little plum-sized portions of dough and allowing them to rest, loosely covered with plastic wrap, I brushed them with melted butter, crossed my fingers and popped them into the oven. I decided to use a pizza stone even though the recipe states it isn't necessary.


I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked when I pulled them from the oven.


But the real surprise was when I cut them open to find a nice soft crumb in a sturdy but tender roll. We used them to enjoy Sloppy Joes while watching the play-off game last night.


With the remainder of the dough, I made a plain loaf of Soft Whole Wheat bread. When I pulled out the last of the dough from my bucket I realized there wasn't very much left - not quite the small cantaloupe-sized portion I should have for this loaf. I guess I made too much Apple Strudel Bread and hamburger buns!


Even though it wasn't a large loaf of bread, it was still turned out beautiful, soft and tender. I don't know if it was the melted butter I used instead of canola oil but I loved everything I made from this recipe!

24 comments:

  1. Is there a better aroma than bread baking in the oven ??? I don't think so. Your photos are wonderful and my mouth is watering. Don't know if you are a Bret fan, but after living 24 years in MN we were rooting for the Vikings way out here in OR.

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  2. é sempre un piacere passare a trovarti!

    quanto bel pane!! mi sembra di sentirne il profumo!!! bravissima!!

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  3. How sad is that, I have never had a sloppy Joe in my life!!!!

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  4. Fresh bread baking is the best smell in the world... you must have had a full day of it with all these gorgeous goodies!

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  5. wow! I must try your recipe because I always fail mine!!!

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  6. This was my first time making hamburger buns as well. This dough works really well for that purpose. Your hamburger buns and the loaf look great!

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  7. I don't make enough bread! This one looks fabulous, Susan.
    I did some experimenting with brioche- still have to post it.

    And you know what they say: everything is better with butter. And it's no joke.

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  8. I am not surprised at how wonderful the hamburger buns look - everything you do is perfection. Great photos!

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  9. Both the buns and loaf look delicious. I can imagine the warmth of your kitchen while baking and the wonderful aroma.

    We rarely had white bread around the house when I was a child. Always rye, pumpernickle, wheat ... often from my Scandinavian grandmother. I should try the wheat A in 5; I know we would love it, and you make it sound so easy.

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  10. You have unleashed a whole new side of you!! I can see you turning out to be local bread baker of the neighborhood!!

    Both look fantastic, which is no surprise to me... can't wait to see the next bread item on the agenda!!

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  11. Your Sloppy Joe's look so good! You have lovely looking buns, Susan :)

    and I am so jealous, I have to buy mine! bet your house smells so god these past few days!

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  12. I came bsck for my second fix lol, your bread and buns look awesome, your kitchens aroma must have been heavenly Susan, you definitely rocked this challenge. Kathy.

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  13. It's so amazing !
    They look so good !
    I have never done myself bread and I am very impressed, bravo !

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  14. The thing I love about the enriched dough is that it just keeps rising over time, even in the fridge. And so sometimes even though you think you don't have enough dough left over for another loaf of bread. You do.

    Those buns look delicious! The perfect vessel for a sloppy joe.

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  15. I came from Pat's place and these looks divine. I havent tried baking bread so will try to one day. Happy week ahead :)

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  16. OH my goodness! Your hamburger buns are formed absolutely perfectly!

    SU'd for sure!!

    Great Job!

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  17. Homemade bread is my weakness. Between the aroma, the texture, the taste, the freshness...I'm in heaven. I don't make yeast breads as often as I would like, but when it comes to quick breads, I'm the queen!

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  18. Thank you all for your very kind comments! Right now my freezer is full of bread and rolls :)

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  19. I am wishing I had tried the hamburger buns, just to experience the shaping process. Yours are beautiful!

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  20. A couple of people have made sloppy joes on their buns and I love that! Your look great!

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  21. They look so good. I also found this WW to be surprisingly soft and not dense as I thought they would be.

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  22. What beautiful photos! I wanted to reach in and grab that sloppy joe.

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