I’m currently melting into a puddle on my living room floor. It’s been over 100 degrees for four relentless days now and there isn’t relief in sight. Our little swamp cooler is trying its best but every day our indoor temperature climbs higher and higher, and my will to live do anything is sucked right out of me.
Over the weekend we bought a kiddie pool for the toddler, and it didn’t take more than 15 minutes for the hubby and I to join him in an attempt to stay cool. I’m seriously considering spending the rest of the summer in that tiny pool. (Let’s file this post under Annalise is a Big Sissy.)
We’ve been doing all of our cooking out on the grill the last several days and on Sunday we had our first official hamburger cookout of the summer, made complete with these homemade hamburger buns.
Before you start thinking that I actually turned on the oven to make these buns, let me just say that I’m not that crazy. I got creative and figured out how to turn my gas grill into an improvised oven! Look for more on that next week.
These homemade burger buns are fantastic. They’re soft and tender and have a lot of great flavor. No boring buns here! They’re just as tasty as the goods you plan to put in the middle.
Speaking of which, I searched the web for a few burger recipes worthy of these buns. And just like that, I’m hungry again.
Black and Blue Burgers from Foodiecrush
Mushroom, Onion and Swiss Burgers from Tide and Thyme
Quinoa Veggie Burgers from Love and Olive Oil
Queso Bacon Burgers with Avocado Salsa from Barbara Bakes
The Skillet Cheeseburger from Leite’s Culinaria
Umami Turkey Burgers from White on Rice Couple
Rosemary Lamb Burgers from Verses from my Kitchen
Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Eat Live Run
This post was originally published in July 2010. Pictures have been updated and slight improvements have been made to the recipe.
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