I had an amazing time making a delicious and easy dinner using Johnsonville® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SausageFamily. With the 4th of July right around the corner, my family and I are in full mode of “Let’s cook everything on the grill, and as much as can on the grill!” Everything just tastes better on the grill, don’t you think? Johnsonville® is on a mission to make sure that everyone has an amazing Summer that is packed full of flavor with their amazing line of Johnsonville® Brats! My family is all about creating lasting memories around the grill in the beautiful parked attached to where we live.
There’s a total of 6 grills that are attached to the property. Every weekend you will see all of our neighbors with their family and friends uniting around them. There’s just no better sound, feel, or smell than when everyone comes together to laugh, eat, and make memories and traditions that the next generation will be sure to pass on to the next. Family and food…they go hand in hand!
Johnsonville® sent me two of their amazing flavors of brats: Smoked Beef Brats and New Orleans (which is andouille sausage style recipe). Of course, they have an amazing huge line of different flavors. Just check it out on their site, but here’s a hint: Stadium Style, Beer Brat, Firecracker, and tons more! There’s an amazing array flavor that is sure to appeal to anyone! For my two flavored brats, I wanted to do something extra special for them. I wanted to make my own buns for them, but not just any type of bun. A super fun and delicious one! So, I decided to make a parmesan cheese and everything style type of bun! Oh yeah! My mouth is ready to dig in! Here’s that they ended up looking like!
Just look at those amazing brats on the flaky plump bread. These were a great hit with my family! Everyone one from Stephen to my sisters loved them. I could see the jealously steaming out of my neighbors eyes and noses while these were on the grill! Okay, I totally shared a couple with them and my neighbors were hooked! They totally went to the store and bought some!
As far as these amazing buns, here’s the recipe for them!
Homemade Parmesan Cheese & Everything Buns
- 1 package of Instant Yeast
- 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1/4 Cup of salted Butter
- 1/4 Cup of EVOO
- In a pot on low heat, add milk, water, and butter. Heat to 150 degrees.
- in a large bowl, add your hot liquids, yeast, sugar, salt, and 1½ cups of flour. Mix well and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Slowly add in the remaining flour ½ cup at a time.
- Place dough on lightly floured surface and kneed for approximately 6 minutes.
- Cut dough in 10 pieces of dough. Roll and shape into buns.
- Cut a slight down each center.
- Lightly coat each bun with EVOO and set aside for 45 minutes to proof.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese and your favorite spices on top.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees while dough is proofing.
- Place in oven and bake until lightly golden brown.
- Allow to cool and serve with Johnsonville® Brats and your favorite mustard!
I did everything by hand with the help of no mixing machine. There’s just something about getting your hands dirty and into the whole process of cooking. Everything just tastes so much better. Here are some amazing photo tutorials to go along with recipe and directions.
This is the initial stage. You can see the yeast starting to bubble.
Get your hands into the dough and mix it well!
Add the light coat of EVOO on top.
Add your parmesan cheese and seasonings to it and let it proof!
How delicious do these look?? I could eat them by themselves!
This is the final product! The Johnsonville® Brats on Parmesan cheese & everything flavored homemade buns were absolutely delicious and a huge hit! I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to make these brats and buns again soon!
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