Thursday, 16 March 2017
SWEET BUTTER BUNS
240 ml milk
90 grams caster sugar
500 grams plain flour
4 teaspoons milk powder
2 heaped teaspoons bread improver
2 teaspoons dried yeast
60 grams butter
1 egg for egg wash, beaten
9 butter cubes (5 grams each)
caster sugar to sprinkle
using a bread machine on dough setting or an electric mixer with a dough hook, add all the ingredients, except the butter, to the bowl in the order as listed.
when the dough comes together, add the butter. knead for approx. 1/2 hour. (my bread machine kneads for exactly 1/2 hour).
using the electric mixer, knead with the dough hook for 1/2 hour.
turn machine/mixer off and let dough rest for 15 minutes.
place dough on lightly floured board and flatten dough out with hands.
divide dough into 9 equal sized pieces and shape into balls.
place balls into a baking tin lined with baking paper..
let rise for 1 hour in a closed, SWITCHED OFF oven, with a cup of just boiled water* next too it.(till doubled in size).
(or you can cover and place in a warm position on a bench.)
take out the dough and heat the oven to 170 C.
using a pair of scissors, make slits on top of each ball and insert a cube of butter.
brush each ball with the beaten egg.
sprinkle liberally with sugar.
cook for 20 min till golden brown.
remove from tin, remove baking paper and cool on a wire rack.
serve with butter or if you're a sweet tooth like my family, serve with jam and cream.
* I hadn't risen dough like this before but it worked well.