Totally Worth It: Homemade Burger Buns

This post was written by guest contributor Jenny McCoy, an authority on baking and pastry who has created dessert menus for Tom Colicchio’s Craft and Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans restaurants. Her cookbook, Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season, will be published this September by Rizzoli. Look for her posts all month on our blog.
(CC image by James Cohen on Flickr)Before the heat waves of summer really hit hard, I suggest cranking up your oven. Outdoor barbecues—and, of course, grilled burgers—abound at this time of year. And there's nothing better than a homemade bun.

Here are five recipes to try: poppy seed buns, potato rolls, pretzel rolls, whole wheat buns, and brioche buns. Make a day of it and  stock your freezer with buns to last you through to Labor Day. Or better yet: make five flavors of burgers to go with the buns and host a build-your-own-burger bash.

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