Whole Grain Buns

Jul 10, 2013

Now that I'm back at work I've been trying to get in the habit of making my own bread and buns. Its easy to whip up a quick sandwich in the morning to take for lunch, or bread for toast in the morning. This recipe makes the perfect amount of bread for our little family!

Another bonus to this recipe, you can multitask, which is definitely something every mom needs to learn to do and do well! I usually make it in my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, dumping in ingredients while making supper, or cleaning, or doing laundry.. just dump and walk away for 15 minutes, come back, repeat. There is no hand-kneading this way either. I just kinda roll it into a big ball when its done mixing and set it in a greased bowl to rise. So easy.

Wholegrain Buns/Bread

by Renee Pihowich
Prep Time: 30 minutes prep, 2.5 hours rising time total
Cook Time: 20 minutes total
Keywords: bake

Ingredients (9 buns, and a loaf of bread OR)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp. quick yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups whole grain flour
  • 1 ½ cup white flour (plus ¼ cup more added in bits until dough is correct)
Instructions
Mix together water, sugar, oil, yeast, eggs.
Add the whole grain flour and mix well. Add in salt and continue to add flour 1/2 cup at a time beating well in between.
Rise 20 mins in oiled bowl, punch down and repeat twice.
Shape into buns or bread, rise until doubled.
Bake 350F for 18-20 mins.
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And of course the best way to enjoy fresh buns, is with homemade rhubarb jam!

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Yum!
 

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