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What To Do With Leftover Buns

What's better than having fresh, delicious Sara Lee Soft & Smooth buns for your picnic?

Have free Sara Lee Soft & Smooth buns for your picnic!

Sara Lee is going to send 5 packs of Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Wheat Hot Dog Buns and 5 packs of Soft & Smooth Wheat Hamburger Buns one lucky Feels like Home Recommends reader's 4th of July picnic.

But what if you don't use all 80 buns? What then?

Sara Lee Chef, Catherin DeOrio, gave me a few suggestions to use up leftover buns (and I added a few of my own).

French Toast Sticks

  • Cut each Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Wheat Hot Dog Buns in half and then cut each piece in half along the perforated edge
  • Whisk together 4 large eggs, 6 tablespoons of milk, 2/3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract in a shallow dish. Dip bun pieces in egg mixture, allowing them to become saturated, and pan fry til golden.
  • Optionally, spread them with cream cheese and jam to make stuffed French Toast

Mom's French Toast Casserole

  • This awesome recipe requires a pound of bread, cubed. You could cut up Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Wheat Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns.

Bruschetta

  • Cut Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Wheat Hot Dog Buns in half along the perforated edge
  • Brush with olive oil and pressed garlic
  • Bake at 350 until crispy and toasted
  • Top with diced tomatoes and fresh basil, cut into thin strips

Mini Homemade Pizzas

  • Cut Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Wheat Hamburger Buns in half along the perforated edge, each half will be a pizza crust
  • Spread crust with pizza sauce and sprinkle with oregano
  • Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and bake at 350 until cheese is melted and crust is crispy

Summer Pudding

  • Make a fruit compote: In a large saucepan, combine 1 pint blackberries, 2 pints raspberries, 2 pints blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Simmer until the fruit begins to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Beginning with the hamburger buns, alternate layers of Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Wheat Hamburger Buns with the cooled berry compote in a trifle bowl (or any glass flat-bottomed bowl).
  • Refrigerate until the juices from the berry compote have saturated the bread.
  • Serve with whipped cream.

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12 thoughts on “What To Do With Leftover Buns”

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  2. I always try to use my left overs – but I don’t always have a good use for them. You’ve given me at least two great ideas that I am going to use this week.
    1. Bruschetta
    2. Mini Pizzas
    We’ve got left over buns from a cookout this past weekend – now I can use them instead of just letting them go moldy.
    Thanks!`

    Stacie’s last blog post..{Recipe Swap Monday}

  3. I freeze leftover buns to use later, but later always turns out too late. So I cube them up and use them in Strata. I love your suggested recipes for old bun/bread use. They are being added to my list right now.

    Thanks so much.

    (you can see my Make-Do strata that had to be created with old buns made into crumbs here http://practically-perfect-life.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-make-do-monday-for-june-21st.html)

    Sharinskishe’s last blog post..Pilot’s ‘new’ Jeep and Make-Do Trailer

  4. I freeze leftover buns to use later, but later always turns out too late. So I cube them up and use them in Strata. I love your suggested recipes for old bun/bread use. They are being added to my list right now.

    Thanks so much.

    (you can see my Make-Do strata that had to be created with old buns made into crumbs here http://practically-perfect-life.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-make-do-monday-for-june-21st.html)

    Sharinskishe’s last blog post..Pilot’s ‘new’ Jeep and Make-Do Trailer

  5. I always try to use my left overs – but I don’t always have a good use for them. You’ve given me at least two great ideas that I am going to use this week.
    1. Bruschetta
    2. Mini Pizzas
    We’ve got left over buns from a cookout this past weekend – now I can use them instead of just letting them go moldy.
    Thanks!`

    Stacie’s last blog post..{Recipe Swap Monday}

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