Hawaiian buns

When we had our Hawaiian meal (seems like a decade ago) besides the ribs and pu pu platter, I made Hawaiian bread. I did this not so much because I wanted to have it at this dinner as much as I wanted to make soft buns to see if they might work for hamburgers so this was something of a test.

I used the King Arthur Flour Hawaiian bread recipe. It is made with pineapple juice, eggs and butter. This creates a really sticky dough which was hard to deal with but for a good burger bun I am prepared to do that kind of dealing. Yeah, not so much. They tasted good but they were crumbly almost corn bread like. I followed the recipe exactly. So, fine for a Hawaiian meal but not so great for burgers.

Crossing that one off the list.

I’ve got a bun in the oven

Well, 7 of them actually. Hamburger buns to be precise about it. These are so easy to make I wonder why anyone would buy them. And unlike French bread, they last a few days. The recipe was supposed to make 8 but somehow I mismeasured, shocking, I know. Although I was supposed to end up with 8, these are a little bigger and they are all equal. Or at least they all weigh the same. And according to the recipe they freeze well.

I’d put the recipe in here but not one person who reads this blog is gonna make them. I will though.