Tasty Tuesday

Since the start of January, my family and I have been making small, healthy changes to our diet. A perfect example is pictured above. Don't be fooled - that's not meat! We actually had portobello mushroom burgers topped with lettuce, tomato, steamed kale, and fresh mozzarella. Ohhhh and let's not forget the bun!!! I made delicious buns using this recipe:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or you can use half whole wheat/half all-purpose flour
2 1/4  teaspoons active dry yeast  (equals .25 ounce packet)
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons flax seed, ground (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg

1. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter. Simmer, then remove from heat, and let stand until lukewarm.
2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together - flour, yeast, flax seed, sugar and salt. Slowly add wet ingredients into flour mixture and stir until dough has pulled together. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for approximately 8 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover and allow dough to rest until  it has doubled in size.
3. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into balls, and place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Set aside and let rise for 30 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, beat egg and lightly brush top of buns. *I decided to sprinkle a little more flax seed on top of buns.
5. Bake for 10 or until golden brown.

Next time I think I may substitute the sugar with honey. I'm quite sure that a touch of honey would taste heavenly!

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