Cornmeal burger buns are soft, pillowy buns with a pleasant cornmeal crunch. They provide the perfect bed for enhancing grilled meats and deli sandwiches.
While the internet may be flaunting images of All Things Pumpkin and other fall flavors at the moment, my calendar still declares it to be summer time. I’m not quite ready to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon and start making my own purees or bake batch after batch of chai spiced pumpkin cupcakes. I’ll get there eventually, but mentally I’m just not there yet. My mind is still revelling in the soon-to-be-fleeting warm summer breezes coming in off the bay.
Consider it my personal attempt to ignore that fact that the Weather Powers that Be have predicted another crushing polar vortex of a winter again this year. La-la-la-la-la! I-can’t-hear-you-weather-people! Don’t rush me, man! I am no where near ready for summer to end.
In fact, I’m planning to hold onto the warmth for as long as I possibly can. Read: you can expect more fresh, summery recipes for the next couple of weeks. I’m not done grillin’ and chillin’ yet. I’ll deal with fall flavors when the calendar says that it’s actually fall.
Until then, let’s talk about my buns…I mean THESE buns! Cornmeal Burger Buns.
You know, these soft, pillowy homemade buns with the slight crunch of cornmeal kind of Cornmeal Burger Buns. If you’re like me and still have a whole lot of grilling yet to do this season, you’re totally going to want to whip up a batch of these Cornmeal Burger Buns to hold all of the burgers and grilled meats still left to savor this summer.
Seriously. Why bother making the best tasting burger on the planet, only to slap it on a wimpy store bought burger bun? Sounds kind of anticlimactic, eh? Nope. Not a good plan. The delicious grilled offerings yet to come deserve a soft yet substantial vehicle with which to make their way to your mouth.
Cornmeal Burger Buns are that tasty vehicle. Trust me. Cornmeal Burger Buns have the right amount of crisp on the outside, while still being soft on the inside. The slight crunch from the cornmeal takes the whole experience to a new level of satisfaction. They’re so good!
Before you think I’ve lost my mind for suggesting that you make your own buns, just know that the recipe itself isn’t difficult. In fact, this bun recipe is a mere tweaking of a recipe for Cornmeal Rolls (or Bread) that I wrote about a million years ago. Okay, three years ago. So if the thought of making bread makes you a bit squeamish, then click over to that recipe for a step by step tutorial.
Then whip up a batch of Cornmeal Burger Buns and keep getting your grill on this summer!