With my busy job, and physical therapy appointments, I have to settle for being a "Weekend Blogger". Most of our weekday meals are my tried and true recipes, that are already on my blog. If you follow my Facebook Fan Page, during the week I do try to share what recipe I'm making and to quickly check in to see what my friends are up to.
So, the weekend has rolled around and this is when I focus on spending time at home, with my husband and household chores. I look forward to my Saturday mornings, when our 5:15am alarm is turned off. Bliss. On the weekends, I try to make at least one new recipe and to write a blog post.
I promised to post a tutorial on how to make hamburger buns from the hot dog bun recipe that I shared. It just didn't seem like it would be enough. Then, I had an idea-- why not modify the recipe to be a whole wheat version?
It worked! Once again, the rolls were ready in less than an hour. For those of you who think you are yeast-challenged, I hope that you will reconsider. This recipe is so easy to make, and tastes much better than commercially burger buns. The aroma of fresh baked bread-- you can't buy that!
When I made the hot dog buns, I mixed and kneaded the dough by hand. Sometimes, I like using my hands. It feels a bit therapeutic. This time, I used my Kitchen Aid Stand mixer to mix and knead the dough. It worked great! I cut the dough into twelve pieces to shape them into hamburger rolls.