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Thursday, 14 April 2011

For the Joy of Sharing

A family member caught the bug! She was influenced by my baking adventures and has started on her own journey. When she sent me a photo of her first bake and how they added a little dash of their creativity into it plus the joy and excitement from her kids because they can now bring homemade bread in their lunch boxes, i was all warm and fuzzy inside, it felt so good! Congrats, my dear!

I know she's raring to make some buns of her own :) So, here's a simple recipe for milk based buns that you can use for any type of fillings. My last attempt was to use it for some garlic buns. and before that tuna. The garlic ones are yum, yum especially when you dip it into some creamy mushroom soup.

This recipe is a little catered to the breadmaker that we both own now, some adjustments maybe necessary.


300g bread flour
100g plain flour
30g sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
260 milk
30g unsalted butter

Garlic Butter
50g butter, soften room temperature
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped)
2 tsp dried parsley (plus a little to sprinkle at the top)
- Mix everthing together until like a spread

  1. Place all ingredients in the bread pan of the bread machine (according to the recommended sequence stated in the instruction manual of the bread machine).
  2. Select the Pizza Dough function (Program No. 11) of the bread machine.
  3. Once the cycle complete, remove dough from the bread pan. Shape the dough into a smooth round and place in a bowl. Cover and let it rise till double in volume (around 1 hour)
  4. Remove dough, lightly knead it. Press out the trapped air as your knead (use your knuckles).
  5. Divide into equal portions and shape into balls, around 50g each (should get around 12).
  6. Cover with cling wrap or light damp cloth, let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Flatten each dough into a round disc. Put in preferred fillings. Wrap up and seal at the bottom.
  8. Put on baking tray, cover with wrap/damp cloth again and let it proof for another 30 minutes.
  9. Egg wash the buns and bake at preheated oven at 180C for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove and cool on wire rack.

If you want to make garlic buns stop at step 6 and follow the steps below.
  1. Flatten each dough into a round disc. Roll up Swiss roll style. Try making it into a longish oval shape.
  2. Put on baking tray, cover with wrap/damp cloth again and let it proof for another 30 minutes.
  3. Brush each dough with egg wash.
  4. With a sharp knife, make a slit lengthwise on each dough. Fill slit with garlic butter.
  5. Sprinkle a little dried parsley (optional).
  6. Bake at preheated oven at 180C for about 12-15 minutes or golden brown.
  7. Remove and cool on wire rack.
Good luck!


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