Saturday, July 23, 2011

Meaty Buns ;)

today alex and i decided to try our hand at gourmet cooking... and by gourmet i mean totally simple and delicious!  I thought i'd share our fun cooking adventure. 

First of all we had to wear our aprons!!

Don't judge my super awkward clash of animal prints.

Family photo!!
Bahahah I love Alex in that apron :)

I guess I should probably list the ingredients...  

1 1/2 teaspoons of dry active yeast
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon warm water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 2 1/4 cups of bread flour

Filling: (this could change depending on what you want to fill them with, but we did cheeseburger buns, so this was our filling)
1 pound ground beef
seasoning (i used garlic power, salt, pepper, and Mequite Grillmates from McCormick.. haha)

on a side note, i want to try doing this with pizza ingredients... soooo tasty.

so anyways, start with making the dough...

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, egg, salt and 1 cup flour;

beat on low for 3 minutes. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add seasonings. Stir in cheese. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool.

After the dough has risen, divide it in to 12 dough balls and roll into 5 inch circles. Add the meat and add extra cheese if you want. Pinch closed and place on a cookie sheet.

Set the oven to 350 degrees. :)

Let the delicious little suckers bake for around 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown! :) 

Remove 'em from the oven and enjoy!!

They were sooo tasty and i can't wait to try em again with different fillings!! I hope you guys try to make em! :)

Other than that it was a great Saturday filled with naps and Costco trips and home renovations (more about that later!! I'm so excited to show y'all what me and my dad accomplished!!) I did laundry, cleaned the house, watched tv, relaxed, and snuggled with the hubby. :) 

I hope everyone had a lovely saturday and that you have a fabulous sunday! :)


  1. Well, I'm definitely making this recipe. Wednesday night maybe! I'll let you know how they turn out.

    Lol, Alex's apron is killing me!