Join me in a new series titled “I Made it from Pinterest” where I make an entire menu from recipes I find on Pinterest. Whether it’s something that I’ve never made in my life, or a common recipe with a new twist, I’ll show you step by step how I do it, and, of course, include the original recipes. I’m so excited for this new series! If you know me, you know I love to cook and try new recipes so what better way to do this? After all, I already spend HOURS on Pinterest looking at recipes!
First up on the menu:
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns ~ Such the Spot
Homemade Hamburgers ~ The Art of Doing Stuff
Oven Baked Potato Wedges ~ Natasha’s Kitchen
I had been craving a really good juicy hamburger and happened to have some nice ground sirloin just screaming at me from the freezer. I didn’t want go to the store for any ingredients, but we didn’t have any hamburger buns. I have never made anything resembling a bun from scratch (I have made things that were supposed to be buns but they did NOT resemble them in any way, shape, or form)
So, I set to work trying to figure out how I could make some from scratch. Luckily, my mother blessed me with excellent bread making skills by giving me a bread machine. These whole wheat buns looked like the perfect addition to a nice juicy burger. Not only that, but I could make the dough in the bread machine!
I threw all of the ingredients–in order–into my machine and hit the dough cycle. After an hour and a half I had this!
Next, I rolled out the dough and divided it into 8 equal parts. I shaped those parts the best I could into what I would call bun shape—not sure what other shape you would call it, as they are flat on one side and rounded on the top.
After letting them rise I sprinkled them with sesame seeds and baked them until they were golden! They look delicious don’t they!
Next I was on a mission to find the BEST hamburger recipe out there. I have to say, the one I found is definitely a top contender. These were the juciest burgers I have had at home in awhile, AND they didn’t fall apart on the grill. I’ll admit to being one of the worst patty makers on the planet. Usually I leave that task to hubby, but with this recipes I was actually able to make patties that stayed together. The only thing I left out was the diced onion. I like onion on my burgers, but didn’t want it in the patties.
I have no pictures of the patties, burgers on the grill, or the burgers once they were cooked, so here’s a picture of everything in a bowl. Here’s to a wad of raw meat!
I went a little overboard on the parsley and Parmesan cheese, but these turned out to be pretty tasty! Even if I only had dried parsley instead of fresh.
Here is our spread. We even had a salad and some fruit to go with everything!
Topped the burger with some avocado, bacon, onion and pickle. Delish!
Now I’m off to plan my next menu! This makes for a very happy girl, getting to spend time on Pinterest for a purpose!