Monday, June 13, 2011

Kimmie's Best Buns!

Once you make these 
you'll never go back 
to store bought again!
SO, last year, since we were going three months with no shopping, it meant there wasn't purchasing hot dog or hoagie buns from the store for our summer outings/camp-outs and so I took my French Bread recipe and instead of shaping into 2 loaves
here is what I did...

I divided it into 12 pieces,
rolled each piece of dough out,
rolled it up into a cute little loaf and tucked the ends under,
put them on a greased cookie sheet,
let them rise for 30 minutes,
cut a slit in the top of each one,
brushed them with egg white,
baked for 30 minutes
and Voila...
perfect buns 
that make the yummiest sandwiches,
cheese bread, sloppy joes AND hot dog buns!

Actually, the possibilities are endless 
to what you could use these for!
French Bread Hoagie Buns

Mix and set aside.
½ cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp yeast

Mix the following together in a mixer:
1 Tbsp Olive oil
3 Tbsp. Sugar
2 tsp salt
2 cups HOT tap water

Add yeast mixture to above ingredients, mix well.
Add 2 cups unbleached white flour. (this will be lumpy).
3-4 more cups unbleached white flour until you have soft should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff (I add in 3 cups of flour and then add in more flour in 1/4 cup intervals until you have a nice soft dough)

Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl and let rise for one hour. 
Punch down every 20 minutes.

Punch down
and then divide into 12 pieces for Hoagie Buns
Roll into rectangles and then roll into mini loaves and tuck ends under.

Put loaves on greased cookie sheet and let raise for 30 more minutes.

Slash top of each loaf with and brush with beaten egg white.
Bake at 350* until golden brown (about 30-35 minutes).
(here is the original post for this recipe)  

I don't think there is a better feeling in the world than to tackle making yummy things and to know that you made something delicious for your family to eat, with your own two hands out of basic ingredients such as...
flour, sugar, salt ,water, oil and yeast.

Homemade Hoagie Buns
so easy, so yummy and
better than anything you can purchase at any store.


C Smith said...

I wanna make these with you one day when we are there! Can we have a one day..baking with Kimmie class. That would be so fun. I want to do rolls & pie crust! I feel pretty confident about a lot of my cooking and baking but bread and pie crust are your specialty! I have been looking on Craig's list for a Kitchen Aid mixer. I know you can do it without it..but I want one!

gigi said...

This is awesome and thank you for sharing this recipe. They look wonderful!

Garden of Egan said...

I wanna come to the Kimmie class too!

I will be trying these. We rarely have hot dogs, so I never have buns on hand.

I also saw Tracy's comment on facebook the other day about his yummy lunch of salmon artchoke dip in his lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

I'm off to search for your artisan bread recipe now.

You are amazing!

Connie said...

Kimmie! YES!!! Thank you for this recipe! They look so good! I think you're right about not wanting to go back to store bought buns.

CrisKrinkle said...

Thank you so much for posting this!!! I am definitely going to be making these.

Cherie said...

I was just looking for a recipe to make my own hoagies - Kimmie to the rescue!! (wink!). Seriously if I ever need a recipe I don't know why I just don't ask you first.
I'm all for the baking with Kimmie class and then the dipping chocolate with Tauna class - that would be fun! I'll make some bacon for y'all - Ha Ha!!

Hope your summer is going great so far - It looks like it is finally warming up. I may be in your neck of the woods in a few weeks - If I am I'll call you first.

Candace said...

I love these buns!! I only made 8 though and they barley fit on my baking stone. I am gonna try 12 on a cookie sheet next time. I have been wanting to mix whole milk with morning moo for a long time now, but I don't have one of those great mixing pitchers. I did it today and used the vitamix. It worked great!!!
Oh and I wanna come to your class too, but I want it to be on cooking chicken with bones. Oh I need to give you a photoshop lesson. When should be do it???

Our Paper Plates said...

Yay! I was trying to find a good recipe for buns to add to my food storage supply and this one is it!! Gracias!!! :)

Katie Stolba said...

Is there any eggs in this recipe

Katie Stolba said...

Is there any eggs in this recipe

Kimmie said...

Katie Stolba.... there are no eggs in this recipe. The only egg, is the egg white that put brush on the top of the buns before you bake them. I hope this helps you out! Happy Baking to you!