My Favorite Foods: Biscuits, Buns, and Subway


So I couldn't talk about my favorite foods without talking about bread! Fresh, Soft, Hot Bread! I've tried many bread recipes, not all good, but I promise these are worth your time. They are quick breads (30 mins start to finish), but they taste like you've been slaving away in the kitchen all day. Go ahead. Impress your friends and family with your awesomeness!  

(Note that the recipe titles are links to the original recipes. Check them out!)

If you aren't accustomed to baking homemade bread, you should definitely start with biscuits. They are light, fluffy, and taste fantastic covered in sausage gravy. I like to double (or triple) the recipe and freeze enough biscuits to last us for a while. The dough is harder to work when it's doubled so I usually just set up a biscuit making assembly line and just make them 3 times. I figure once I have the dishes dirty I may as well get a fair number of biscuits. I don't have a biscuit cutter so I tend to grab whatever cookie cutters I have handy. Can you imagine biting the head off of this fellow? So good!

I don't buy hamburger buns anymore, and when you try these you won't want to either! The original recipe makes enough to feed a very large family so I always cut the recipe in half. For your convenience I'm going to go ahead and write the recipe out for you, because who needs to do math? 

1 3/4 cups warm water
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
3 T. active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
5 1/4 cups white or wheat flour

Mix first 4 ingredients and let rest for 15 minutes. Your yeast should make everything get all foamy. Add remaining ingredients, mix together and knead for 5 mins. Preheat oven to 425. Roll out to 1/2″ thick, and cut into buns. I use the rim of a glass. Let rise for 10 minutes on your baking sheet then pop them in the over and bake for 10 minutes or until done. 

I've made this recipe with whole wheat flour and white flour. They taste good with whole wheat flour, but...they taste better with white flour. I know that whole wheat flour is healthier, but hey! you're making homemade hamburger buns. Let's not get too healthy!

While your buns are in the oven (hehe!), why not make these super quick and yummy sloppy joes? Sloppy joes weren't something we ate growing up, and they always seemed kinda boyish to me. I mean they are sloppy and name joe, right?  So I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked them. Usually homemade anything is much better than the store bought stuff, but according to my husband these taste just like the canned sloppy joes he loves (which I guess in this case is a good thing)

Subway Veggie Delight
Okay, so this isn't exactly a recipe, but I could hardly write about my favorite foods and not mention Subway.  I personally think their Italian Herb and Cheese bread is ahhhmazing! We love Subway, and in the past I've always gotten wheat bread. Always. Until one day I let my husband order, and he came back with this beautiful Veggie Delight with Southwest sauce wrapped in Italian Herb and Cheese bread (a.k.a the most heavenly bread I've ever tasted!).  A whole new Subway experience was opened up to me, and it made me very, very happy. And of course at just $5 for a footlong, we can afford to eat Subway whenever it's convenient (which is quite often). Woohoo!!!

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