Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Soft Buns

soft buns
This soft bun recipe is simple to make especially if you are using a mixer attached with a dough hook. These soft buns can be served in multiple ways. If you make the buns by adding raisins or other dry fruits serve it with butter, jam or a buttercream made with butter and icing sugar. 
If you make it plain without adding raisins or other dry fruits, it can be used as dinner rolls, burger buns, savoury buns or Indian pav with homemade patties and chutneys.
soft buns
500 g all purpose flour (separate 3 tbsp)
2 eggs
1 cup or 250ml warm milk
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
75 g sugar
75 g butter softened
1 tsp salt

optional 

raisins or other dry fruits such as cranberries

Before baking optional 

milk and seeds such as sesame seeds, poppy seeds or nigella seeds
soft buns
In a saucepan whisk to combine half the milk and 3 tbsp of flour.  Turn on the heat and whisk the mixture until it thickens to a runny paste. This will happens within a minute or two so take it off the heat soon and set it aside to cool.

Mix the rest of the milk, half the sugar and yeast in a bowl and leave for about 10 minutes or until bubbles froth. 

In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, rest of the sugar, salt, eggs, and softened or melted butter. With the dough hook turned to low, add the paste and the milk yeast mix in to the flour and mix until the dough comes together.

Knead the dough for about 10 to 15 more minutes on low. The dough should stick to the dough hook and the bottom of the bowl when kneading. This dough will be very soft and smooth, and a little shiny when done kneading. The dough will slightly stick to fingers, but comes off cleanly. 

If you want add raisins or dried fruits add it towards the last 5 minutes of kneading. 

Cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place to double in size, which would take at least 1 hour. Punch the risen dough down and divide the dough into equal portions about 60 to 65 g which will make about 15 to 16 buns. Shape it to form balls by cupping your hands without using too much pressure and place the buns on a baking tray with parchment paper. Leave space for the dough to rise about double in size for about 45 minutes to an hour. These buns don't need an egg or milk wash and will still have a beautiful golden top. 

If you want to add sesame seeds or any other seeds on top of the buns before baking apply milk and the seeds this is optional.

Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the buns are golden brown on the top. If you want to check if the buns are cooked inside you can check with a digital thermometer and it should be at least 190F. 

Allow the buns to cool for about 20 minutes before using. 
soft buns
These buns stay well in the fridge in a covered container for about 2 to 3 days. Before serving warm it up for 15 seconds in the microwave.

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35 comments:

  1. Very soft and fluffy...these buns are perfect.

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  2. looks so soft. I would eat these just by it self straight from the oven.

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  3. These sound delicious I need to try this for sure sharing so I can use this lol

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  4. Mmm, love soft buns! This looks excellent -- thanks.

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  5. Love all the real and simple ingredients in these.

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  6. These look so yummy!

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  7. These look so good! Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try making these Soft Buns.

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  8. Love soft buns and these look delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  9. My mother has been making homemade bread especially during the pandemic but I bet she'd love to try these buns.

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  10. I love soft buns. I want to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I bet they are delicious with raisins in them!

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  12. These buns look perfect! Love a soft, warm bread from the oven.

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  13. It's been a while since I have made buns. This recipe is a must try.

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  14. Love warm bun out of the oven, these look pretty easy to make.

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  15. I love this simple recipe!

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  16. Love it when a recipe doesn't contain a ton of ingredients.

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  17. So many different options I think sesame sounds delightful with some raspberry jam 😋😋

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  18. These look so delcious, yet sound so easy to make!

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  19. I will have to try this recipe with fruit added. Sounds so good.

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  20. These looks so super soft and much better than the recipe I've been using.

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  21. There's nothing better than homemade baked goods like buns

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  22. I think little bits of cheese and ham would go well with these.

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  23. I love that you can dress this one recipe up for sweet or savoury additions. Very versatile recipe!

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  24. I like that the recipe is simple with so many options for adding different ingredients. Adding raisins sounds delicious.

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  25. Would love these warm with a bit of butter.

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  26. Look scrumptious, great recipe!

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  27. I like how easy this recipe is and how few ingredients that a needed

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  28. My grandchildren really like baking gum drops in buns.

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  29. I love soft buns they go well wotu meals or go well with sandwiches

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  30. I will be getting my kids in on the action :) great hands on fun for everyone

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  31. I think these would be so good with some sesame seeds on top like you suggested.

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  32. I bet these buns are delicious

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