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Laurie Mcgrath.. one of our highest donors. I told her yesterday. That for the first time in 100 years a horribly cruel festival involving animal abuse in Mexico will not happen because of our intervention. We did a press release on it when we got the commitment from the government that it wouldn't take place. We are heading to the Yukatan at the end of this week to sign the MOU and provide toys and other prizes for the children instead of them killing baby animals. It will be a real family friendly event for the first time. Laurie sent me a list of the most horrible animal exploiting festivals in the world. On this list - we have already ended the 2 worst and we are working on several of the others. I think it could make for a really compelling blog. These festivals are the worst of humanity.
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5 from 2 votes

All Whole Wheat Burger Buns

All Whole Wheat Burger Buns. These are fluffy and cloudy and all whole grain. Use them to cradle a perfect vegan veggie burger.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 small buns



  • In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the sugar, yeast and half a cup of the water. Set aside five minutes until it bubbles.
  • Add the flour and wheat gluten, salt, and baking soda.
  • Knead slowly with the dough hook or by hand, drizzling in the water until the dough comes together. You want it to be smooth and supple and not sticky. Add the oil and knead another 8 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place into an oiled bowl, turning over once to coat the top with oil. Cover tightly and place in a warm place to double, about 2 hours.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down, then divide into 12 equal pieces (these make rather small buns, which I like so they better fit small mouths. You can shape these into 9 larger buns as well)
  • Roll each piece into a smooth ball and place on a lightly oiled or parchment-covered baking sheet. Press down the top slightly to flatten. Leave a gap of two inches between each roll.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours.
  • Brush on some water on each of the rolls and sprinkle sesame seeds (optional. You can also use other seeds, like poppy).
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake the buns for 23 minutes or until tops are golden.
  • Remove to a rack to cool.