We are celebrating British Columbia Day in our part of the world.
There will be BBQ's and pool parties and lots of camping to celebrate.
I wanted to feature a recipe that Anneliese posted some time ago.
Anneliese's french bread recipe is so versatile, that I go to often when I am in a hurry and need french bread or buns in a few hours. It stirs up so quickly, there is no need to have buns on your grocery list for the BBQ.
You can make hotdog buns with all white flour as her recipe is and the hot dog buns in the picture are .. or you can swap in some multgrain as I have for you today in the hamburger buns. We love these buns and the great thing is that you can make them bigger or smaller as like to match your meat.
- 2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 2 1/2 cups mulitgrain flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups hot tap water
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 egg and 2 tablespoons milk beaten lightly
- Combine the yeast and the multigrain flour in a large bowl.
- Add the oil, sugar and salt.
- Stir in the water and then the white flour. You can use your dough mixer or just use your hands to work in the flour. Knead it lightly and then cover in a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes.
- For Hamburger Buns . ..Squeeze off large buns onto two cookie sheets.
- Cover with parchment paper and press down with another cookie sheet to flatten them.
- Let rise with the parchment paper on for about 30 - 45 minutes.
- Cut a X in each bun with a sharp knife. . just cutting the skin and brush with the egg mixture.
- For Hot Dog buns. . .Roll the dough to one inch thick .. five inches wide. Cut into three inch wide strips along the length of the dough. If you make half the dough into hot dog buns you will have a dozen hot dog buns. Roll each strip to hot dog bun shape ..and set about an inch apart on a cookie sheet. Just before baking brush with the egg mixture.
Bake in a 400 F oven for about 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes close to 2 dozen buns.