smiling quietly to myself
Last week was spent feeling somewhat tired and flu-ish but I did manage to squeeze in a little baking time and made these.
Every time I make these little guys I have to smile a bit because the official name of the recipe is Tasty Buns . I keep picturing John Wayne or some other cowboy-type person swaggering into my kitchen, trying one and saying, "You've got yourself some mighty tasty buns there, m'am." Yes, I do have a strange sense of humour.
Anyway, as well as being very tasty indeed, these buns are dead easy to make and have had rave reviews at Allrecipes, a great resource if you're looking for new things to try. Instructions are given for the "by hand" method, however I just throw all the ingredients into my bread machine and the dough comes out perfectly, ready to be shaped into hamburger, hot dog, or whatever shaped buns you prefer. My kids love these buns so much that we've never even gotten to the stage of cutting one open (a bun, not a kid) and putting something inside. They like to gobble them up as-is fresh from the oven.
Other things that made me smile:
- I got to spend the better part of Friday in Hannover with my dear friend Ginnie who is in town once again. As usual, we had a lovely time and got caught up on All The Important Stuff.
- New Zealander Antipo, South African Wendz and American Pam, all expats in France, took the plunge and did Lesley's accent meme. Go take a listen. I bet it'll put a smile on your face, too.