Sarh and I have been on a quest for quite some time to eliminate high fructose corn syrup from our diet. We've also tried to reduce the amount of processed food that we eat – which means we limit the amount of processed food we buy. As many people have noticed it's almost impossible to buy any food without HFCS in it – even bread. Before we got married I baked almost every day for about a year to have fresh bread on a regular basis. The hustle of life got in the way of the baking fairly quickly though. A while back we made the switch to baking our own bread rather than buying it (although not quite daily baking). The bread has been much better.
The exception has been when we would have burgers or bbq or some other food that requires a bun. I'd never had great luck with making buns. I'm guessing it's because I usually tend to bake a hard-crusted, rustic bread – not good bun material. I came across this recipe the other day and had to try it:
This recipe is great. It's incredibly easy, taking less than an hour from start to finish. I substituted a cup of the flour with whole wheat flour and the results were great. This marks the end of buying hamburger buns in my book.