Make, Do and Mend

The cyber-diary of what this homemaker makes, does and sometimes mends.
My motto is "if you do stuff, stuff gets done"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

100% whole wheat sandwich buns

Yesterday's baking
100% whole wheat sandwich buns,  made from fresh ground wheat and mixed up in a Zojirushi bread machine
I made one batch of dough,  then after it's first rising,  I rolled it out thin and cut with a 4 inch round cutter.
After they bake and cool,  I slice them open with a bread knife but I don't go all the way through,  leaving about 1/4 inch or so still attached.
this way,  they stay together in the bag and the tops don't go missing from the bottoms.  
Then,  the buns get put in the freezer in a zipper bag.
When we make sandwiches,  we just take out however many we need. 

This method for bread is working best for us right now.
The buns stay fresh and moist in the freezer,  better than slices of homemade bread do.

what the wheat looks like before it is ground

whole wheat flour- freshly ground

Ingredients for the sandwich buns

  • 1-7/8 cups water 
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour - I ground a scant 4 cups of wheat in my vintage Vita-Mix, got about 5 cups of flour but did not use but about 4 cups of it in this batch.  
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar 
  • 2 Tbsp. dry milk 
  • 2 tsp. salt 
  • 4 Tbsp. vital wheat gluten 
  • 2 Tbsp. butter 
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
These buns, when rolled thin, bake fast.  Just about 13 minutes to bake at 375 degrees.  


  1. Your bread making posts always look so good. One day, before I am 80 I hope to finally make some bread. The last time was over 25 years ago.

    I did make your apple butter the other day. It always makes the house smell so good, and tastes great.

    blessings, jill

  2. These buns look wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  3. They look great! A few years ago I made our burger buns and they were delish. Some how I've become lazy and have been buying them. I love the taste of whole wheat ones, too!

  4. Yumm! The rolls look so good. It's bread making day around our house today, can't wait to get my lips around a fresh from the oven piece

  5. Yum...those look good! Will they be for leftover turkey to make sandwiches? :-)

    Yes, I do celebrate Thanksgiving even though family is so far away. I am on Skype now with my mother and my turkey breast is in the oven with potatoes ready to go in later. I just posted my table on my CC blog.

    Hugs from Holland ~


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