Sweet Bun 甜面包
Ingredients: (make around 18 nos. x 60g portion)
300g bread flour
300g cake flour
10g active dry yeast (I used 1 sachet of instant yeast = 11g)
250g milk (1 cup)
120g caster sugar (I cut down to 110g)
(1 egg, beaten, for glazing)
1) Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add in milk, egg and butter. Mix into a dough.
2) Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough until the gluten is fully developed (see tip below) and the dough is elastic, smooth and non-sticky. It will take about 25 mins to knead the dough by hand. Initially the dough will stick on to the work surface. Do not be tempted to add more flour or even give up kneading! After continuous kneading, the dough will no longer stick to the work surface.
3) Place the dough in the mixing bowl and cover with a damp towel or cling wrap to seal in the moisture. Allow the dough to ferment(or proof) until double in bulk. This will take about 1 hr in our Singapore weather. To test whether the dough has been fully proofed, press a finger into the dough and withdraw quickly. It should leave a deep impression and spring back very slowly. For an insufficiently proofed dough, the impression will spring back instantly.
4) Take out the dough and punch out the gas produced. Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
5) Divide the dough into 60g portions. Shape and add fillings as desired. Arrange dough in a greased or lined pan. Rest for about another 15 minutes.
6) Brush the top with whole egg mixture. Add almond flakes on the top of the buns, as desired.
7) Bake for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 190 degC. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
To check whether the dough is fully developed, take a small piece of the dough and stretch it with your fingers. If it can be stretched into a thin layer without tearing easily, the dough is fully developed.
(Original recipe adapted from Angie's recipe)
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Oh wow! This is very nice! From the look of your buns, I can imagine the nice fragrance of the freshly baked buns with the almond flakes! Yummy!ReplyDelete
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This is my first bread, I am quite happy with this hand-made bread but it certainly doesn't look as good as ur mini flower bun. They are lovely. I guess I do not hv the patience to cut the dough one by one. haha.
looks good! i tried making bread with hand kneading, usually 45mins, but the texture is always not soft..i tot i overknead even thou my dough double in volume.. but you have proven me wrong.. i will keep working hard!
Thanks for your lovely comments.
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i tried this yesterday. the taste was awesome! but the texture still not soft. I kneaded for 50mins, but it didnt rise as high like yours after 1hr..so i proof it for 1hr30mins.. but its not that soft, how can i improve? im using room temperature butter and eggs and milk.
Are you from overseas or local? Because the weather plays a big part in proofing. Our weather here in Singapore is very good for proofing. For cold weather I think the proofing time need to be longer.
U mean the texture is not soft at all (very hard) or just not soft enough? For my first trial the texture is also not like cotton soft but to me it is still considered soft when eating on the first day.
Actually I am also very new in bread making. If u follow the recipe closely, problem may be due to the kneading process. When kneading you can try to throw the dough on table top in between. I believe this helps. I suggest u go to Youtube to search for some bread making video, see the demonstration I am sure it helps (I did that also).
What a soft and yuumy bread. It's me again I had tried baking buns either hand knead or using my kitchen aid mixer but still dun look as soft as yours. Even I add in bread improver and soft. Maybe I did not knead enough as my whole kneading process is less than 25 mins, any idea how long must we knead using a mixer, will try the recipe you posted. Is your dough sticky after you knead for the 1st proof?
Thanks for your lovely comment.
I only own a small horsepower mixer so I have never tried using mixer to beat bread dough.
Since you own such a good mixer, I think it should be able to do a good job. I attended a breadmaking workshop, the instructor only use the mixer to beat for 10mins if I remember correctly.
My advice is to beat till the dough become smooth (non-sticky)or pass the windownpane test - Tear a small piece and stretch, you should be able to stretch the dough till very thin before it is teared.
For this bread, I hand kneaded for 40 mins and the dough is non-sticky.