Buns

Saturday, November 8, 2008

As some of you have asked me, here's how I made the Buns in the earlier post.

Ingredients
Self Raising unbleached flour - 2.5 cups
milk - 1/2 cup
water - 1/4 cup
melted butter - 2 tbsps
dry yeast - one sachet. The cover says '7 grams (15 grams compressed)'.
1 tsp sugar
I forgot to add salt!!!

Method
1. Mix yeast with a little warm water and the sugar as set aside. Within about 5 - 6 minutes it froths.
2 Take the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add water, milk and butter and the yeast and keep stirring. Once all the dough comes together, take it out on a clean flat surface and start kneading. I kneaded for 10 minutes.
3. Cover it with cling wrap, as set aside for 1/2 hour. I left it inside the microwave as its a 'safe' place!
5. The dough would have risen by now. Punch it down, and make 8 equal sized balls. Knead each ball for about two minutes each, and arrange on a baking tray. Cover the whole lot with cling wrap and leave it aside for 1 hour.
6. I pre-heat my oven (it is fan forced) to 180 degrees centigrade for about 10 minutes.
7. Now bake the buns for 12 minutes (the top becomes a nice pale brown as shown in the picture in the post below)
8. Remove from oven immediately, and quickly coat the top of the buns with melted butter.
9. Loosely arrange the buns into a large bowl, so that they max suface area is free for aeration! (I don't have a wire rack!)

The End!

5 comments:

Purnima said...

Wow..Dibs,thks for sharing yours! was a bit bsy on personal front, hence less blog hopping..tks again for the invite!

Dibs, I love your buns! ;)!!! No, seriously, they look wonderful and really delicious. I must learn to make bread. I'm so sorry about the chocolate offer being limited to the U.S. I will keep searching and hopefully find another offer that will go world wide. Big hugs my friend.

Sharmila said...

Hi Dibs! am still going through your posts ... I like the way you write .. and of course your recipes. You make baking buns sound so interesting. :-)

Mrs.Kannan said...

i was serching for simple bun recipes for long time,i never been to inspired kitchen all i used to serch for recipes is chitra amma's kitchen..still have to go through all your recipes..nice blog.

Mrs.Kannan said...

i was serching for simple bun recipes for long time,i never been to inspired kitchen all i used to serch for recipes is chitra amma's kitchen..still have to go through all your recipes..nice blog.