The thought of Sprouted Wheat Burger Buns might stir memories of disappointment, if not a solemn vow of, tried it, and not going to spend six dollars on hockey puck bread again, thank you. I disliked the sprouted buns we found in the store so much I gave up eating a bun with my burger all together. Who wants a beautifully grilled burger sandwiched in tough, dry bread? Not me, I assure you. I am not one of those people who will eat something just because it is good for me it has to taste good too.
I missed having good buns for grilling season—burgers, BBQ chicken, pulled pork—brushed with butter and toasted right on the grill with crisp edges and a soft interior. Since having consistent success with my Sprouted Wheat French Bread recipe, surly hamburger buns were something I could conquer. (I had a “why not?” moment.) Looking for inspiration on-line, Beautiful Burger Buns from King Arthur Flour presented the best springboard for a basic recipe.
As it turned out, it was some of my best baking yet. They were so soft and so delicious, we buttered and ate them before they could even cool. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t ever been tempted to butter and eat a hamburger bun from the market. More than a blank slate to throw a burger on, these buns have a rich flavor, soft texture, and present beautifully with black and tan sesame seeds. Rave reviews from the family sealed the deal—our daughter mentioned she wouldn’t have known they were sprouted whole wheat.
I just love it when good for you food tastes this good! So good, you may just grab the butter and forget the burgers.
Steve Martin’s “I would like to buy a hamburger” scene from The Pink Panther seemed appropriate for the occasion. Just click the link and enjoy!