Friday, September 26, 2008

Quick Hamburger Buns

After reading about this 1996 McDonalds hamburger, I could not buy prepackaged hamburger buns for our turkey burgers. I had to make them myself.

I used this recipe since the dough rising time was only 35 minutes and it was a mere hour before dinner. My only ingredient substitution was to use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour since I'm a whole wheat kind of gal.

Rising buns:

Fresh out of the oven buns:

My total baking time was 16 minutes instead of the 10-12 minutes stated in the recipe, probably due to my flour substitution.

The verdict? Delicious! The boy and I had some friends over to watch the presidential debates, and we had fun serving them turkey burgers with homemade hamburger buns, homemade ketchup, and homemade mustard. We washed it all down with a Navarro 2007 Edelzwicker. The wine and food helped make the presidential debate much more palatable.

I have to give props to Martha. Despite mountain biking in a Martha Stewart Living t-shirt (hey, the t-shirt was free and I've never claimed to be a bad ass!), I'm not really a huge fan. However, the recipes in the Everyday Food: Great Food Fast live up to the book title's promise! This week, I made turkey burgers, roasted pears and sweet potatoes, and pasta with sausages and roasted peppers. The seasoning, texture, and visual appeal of the foods were spot on. As an added bonus, the book has a full color photograph of every recipe. This is a huge claim, but the recipes in here rival those in my favorite cookbook Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.


  1. so when can Kaya Kallie and I move in with you guys??

  2. Wow. I can't believe that 1996 burger! The homemade buns look delicious.

  3. Even scarier is this cheeseburger owned by a teacher at College of Marin. Unlike Karen's burger, this one has not even been placed in an airtight contrainer.

  4. Okay, I think I'll go to Chick fill'a instead now...


  5. Wow, that's kind of a ringing endorsement. I'm going to get the book. Those homemade hamburger buns look great!



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