Here in the U.S. it’s summer and with summer comes grilling season.
Being the bread lover that I am, I of course have a favorite bun recipe, a bun recipe that always begins to resurface this time of year.
It comes together as simply as a basic bread recipe and the buns can easily be frozen making it easy to use what you need and save the rest for later.
- 1 ¼ cup milk, warmed to about 100 degrees
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 ¼ t. yeast
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 t. salt
- 2 ¾ cups all purpose white flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- Combine the milk, sugar and yeast. Mix well and allow to sit 5 minutes.
- Add the vegetable oil, salt, and flours. Stir with a wooden spoon and eventually with your hands until everything comes together into a uniform dough.
- Allow to rise in a covered, oiled bowl 1 hour.
- Remove from bowl onto a floured surface.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll into small balls and flatten.
- Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour more.
- Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25- 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Slice and serve or cool completely and freeze in an airtight container.
Nothing says summer like grilling, and there is nothing better than wrapping your tasty grillings in the perfect bun. These delicious rounds are slightly sweet and mingle with that smoky grill flavor perfectly.
What are your favorite summer grillings to lay in a bun?
The Wisconsin in me is about to come out. I love a good brat, especially a cheddarwurst. Unfortunately, this favorite could cause a heart attack on impact so I try to save them for after a full day hike. And now that I’m making buns, it may be time to plan a sunrise summit…and a cheddarwurst dinner!