What’s a Burger Without a Great Bun??

With BBQ season just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about burgers, hot dogs, buns…and healthier alternatives for all of them.

Today at my product review blog, I’m posting a review of Sol Cuisine Mushroom Rice Burgers.

This was a product I liked  until I received an email from their company yesterday, with some “details” about their production process that I am NOT impressed or happy with.

Stop by My Real Life Reviews to read the full review. Suffice to say, sometimes even reading labels and checking information online is NOT enough. 😦  This company has lost a long-time customer, that’s for sure.

On a more positive note, it’s definitely doable to make a lot of the “basics” like veggie and (yes…) meat burgers and buns to go with them, from scratch.

These are my all-time fav burger buns:

Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns


and not just because they are my own recipe. 😉

If you’ve never made your own burger and hot dog buns, this is definitely an easy way to get started. And if you aren’t a fan of rosemary, you can definitely leave it out.

A burger is JUST a burger, without a great bun to go with it!

I’m amazed at how many people who seem to be so particular about the burgers they buy or make , spend lots of $$$ on all sorts of toppings, but don’t pay any attention to the quality of buns they use; usually ending up with the cheapo, white-bread, soggy kind  that are absolutely tasteless!

It’s not right and it’s not necessary. 😉

Here’s the link to the complete recipe for these delicious and oh so easy to make buns

If you give these buns a try, do let me know how you like them!

And on the topic of all things burger, what is your fav, absolutely MUST have topping ?

Mine is: dill pickles, sliced very thin and lots of them. Yummm….

Happy Baking and BBQ! 🙂

PS: On a completely unrelated topic, I am testing the waters with another blog idea (just what I need, another blog) 😉

This would be a weekly creative prompt blog.

Stop by: Woven Dreams Prompts if you’d like to know more. 🙂

4 responses

  1. Hi Geraldine, may I make a request for you to do an article on wheat/gluten free buns or breads sometime? I just got some gluten free flour that I am going to try for making peanut butter cookies. It is supposed to work just like regular flour. I’ll see.
    You always have interesting articles on products.

  2. These buns are excellent. And it’s so true, they make the burger, or hot dog or just on their own.

  3. I love Bread it is my favourite food….

  4. Hi Teri, Funny you should mention gluten-free baking. I recently recieved a review copy for a new gluten-free cookbook from a publisher and I just couldn’t find anything in it that appealed to me, to try. Most of the photos looked like the baked goods were hard and dry.

    I’m swamped right now working on my new cookbook and several other projects but I will definitely keep in mind for the future. I know a lot of people are gluten intolerant. Personally, if I couldn’t have comparable results to regular types of flour baking, I think I’d just forgo baked goods all together. But as with most food trends, recipes for this type of baking will probably evolve and get better, as time passes.

    Hi Joe, I really think the right bun can make a huge difference! 🙂

    Hi Lorraine, It’s close to the top of my list too. 😉 Recently, I started making fresh bread or buns on an almost daily basis. Not only is it so much better than store bought, it’s so much cheaper too, especially for organic types of bread which is always my preference. Having a bread machine is a big time saver too.

    Happy baking, G :<)

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