Velda’s Spent Grain Burger Buns   1 comment

These buns made – my words – the perfect sandwich. I don’t use those words lightly in Velda’s kitchen, so, please, enjoy these buns!


  •  1 cup water, lukewarm
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp molasses or honey
  • 1 cup spent grain
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp vital wheat gluten
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten


  1. Combine melted shortening, butter, water, molasses and egg in a mixer bowl. Beat together, then add spent grain, white flour, vital wheat gluten, yeast and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Mix.
  2. Add salt. Switch to dough hook, and add remaining whole wheat flour to form soft ball and knead for 10 minutes.
  3. Form into ball and let rise til double 75 to 90 minutes.
  4. Punch down and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut into 8 pieces. Roll each into smooth ball, then flatten to 3-4″ circle (should be about 1/2″ thick).
  6. Prepare baking sheet with non-stick spray and semolina. Place buns on baking sheet to rise til slightly puffy, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Prepare oven to 375*. Brush tops with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds (or, King Arthur Flour Harvest Grains Blend makes a perfect topping!) on top.
  8. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature is 198-200 degrees.

Posted August 19, 2015 by henrymowry in Recipes

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One response to “Velda’s Spent Grain Burger Buns

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  1. Oh, my gosh. These look fantastic. Thanks for the recipe and the close-up!!!!

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