Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I have tried making my own bread a several times but it never turned out to be a soft as I wanted until I found this recipe - Soft Buns, and I've tried it today! The outcome? Well, I was sooooo happy that the buns were so soft and fluffy and I couldn't believe myself that I made the buns! That is why I want to share the recipe with you. I gurrantee you that you also can make your own soft and fluffy buns......if you follow ALL the directions carefully. Here you are......
Soft Butter Buns
250g high protein / bread flour (or Pau flour)
50g superfine flour
50g castor sugar
1 tsp salt
2-1/2 tbsp milk powder
1-1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 small egg
30g butter,room temperature (or you can also use shortening)
1 egg, lightly beaten
Melted butter,for brushing
-Combine all ingredients except butter and knead till a dough is formed. Add butter and continue kneading till a smooth,soft and elastic dough is formed. If you see that the dough is sticking to your hands DO NOT add any flour, just keep kneading until it doesn't stick anymore. The dough won't stick. Remember that.
-Prove the dough for abt 2 hour.
-After first proving, knead the dough lightly and divide the dough into small even sizes.
Rest for 10 minutes.(at this stage you can add filling of your choice..)
-Place buns in a greased and floured square tin and prove until double in size.
-Preheat oven at 200 degC.
-Brush buns with egg wash and bake for about 15 minutes or until brown.
-Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Cool buns in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.