Saturday, 26 May 2012

My Beautiful Breakfast Buns..

Baking is something I love to do.. its a passion with me and I keep on trying to get that specific taste and look - that will make me fall in love... with the baked goods of course :) 

These beautiful buns are - to date - my best ones... sharing gladly since the experience of munching into a soft, butter bun should not be withheld from anyone :) 

500 gm/ 4 cups flour
14 g/ 2 tsp active dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water
2/3 cup warm milk
60 gm/ 4 tbls ghee

Heat milk and water to finger-bearable. Add sugar and yeast and mix. Let rest, covered, till frothy. Around 10 minutes.

Sift flour and salt together. Add the ghee and mix with ur fingers to rub it well in.

Pour in the yeast mixture, and make a soft dough. Dont use the machine, u wont get a feel for the dough. It will be sticky to start with, just keep mixing with a light hand.. the end result should be soft and very slightly sticky. Cover and let rise for about 1 and half hour.

Place dough on a floured surface and knead well, firmly but not in a rough manner.. with a gentle hand.

Shape the form u want and place in a tray. Sprinkle some flour over it, spray water, and cover. Let rise 15 minutes.

Make a dent in the middle, right down to the base. Spray some more water and sprinkle flour on them.

Place a round dish with water on the base of the oven.

Bake in preheated oven at gas mark 1, for around 10 to 15 minutes. Go according to ur oven. Switch heat off from below, spray water on the buns once more and turn grill on. Bake till golden.

Remove from oven, cover loosely with a cloth till neeeded.