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Friday, May 26, 2023

Meal No. 3364: Juicy Burgers on Homemade Burger Buns

Last Sunday’s supper at the Roediger House brought dear friends Amy and Gern to the table, another wonderful night of food and laughter and hanging out. Ever since I learned I was capable of making hamburger buns, I have battled their ongoing temptation, but this meal made clear the futility of resistance. With hand-patted grilled cheeseburgers and special burger sauce, along with one’s choice of chips, we had us a fine time with this harbinger of summer sustenance.

With eight of those fluffy buns in the batch, and therefore four leftover, I was glad that the burger patty prep left me with two extra slabs to grill on Monday night. When it's a swinging spring with sunshine in abundance on a leisurely Monday in these downtown digs, homemade buns ought not to go to waste and cheeseburgers are always a delight even if it's for a second day in a row.

We'd endured a stretch of almost totally cloudy days, with bits of short-lived annoying rain showers popping up, so Sumner and I were both very, very happy to be able to bask in some sunshine that day!

"Juicy Burgers," originally from Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks recipe magazine, July 2003, p. 52-53. After Pillsbury was purchased in 2001 by General Mills, home of Betty Crocker (founded in 1921, mind you!), it basically ceased to exist as a company and lives on just as a brand. I guess that's why a Pillsbury cookbook recipe from 2003 is now only found on the Betty Crocker website.

"Beautiful Burger Buns," from Ellen "Moomie" Dorsey of King Arthur Baking. See also the accompanying blog post, "Burger Buns with a Beautiful Backstory," by PJ Hamel. [Published 28 June 2021]

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