Why subject your perfectly grilled burger to store-bought buns this Labor Day weekend when you can bake your own at home?
By Brady Evans
I made the perfect hamburgerfor my Independence Day cookout. Finding a perfect patty recipe is an accomplishment in and of itself and I couldn’t let it be ruined by subpar grocery store buns. Baking yeast breads isn’t too hard for the home cook to attempt on a lazy day off.
I adapted the recipe that originally calls for white enriched bread flour to use a combination of all purpose and whole wheat flours (because that’s what I had on hand). These buns were a match for the burgers – soft, sturdy, tender, and flavorful.
Speaking of the burgers, don’t be dissuaded by the simplicity of the ingredients: the combination lets the flavor of the beef shine.
Brady Evans is a cook who specializes in stretching cooking boundaries towards a more healthy lifestyle. She loves making recipes with unexpected ingredients and share her passion for cooking through her very successful and mostly-vegetarian blog, Branny Boils Over.