Monday, January 31, 2011

Flower of buns

I was looking for a white bread that looks nice. We were going to see a Thai friend and she likes to eat bread. The first time I baked a bread with a crunchy crust and soft crumb for her. She liked it. Today I will make a flower of buns for her.

• 560 gr flour
• 7 gr dry yeast
• 10 gr sugar
• 60 gr butter, melted and lukewarm
• 100 gr egg, room temperature and whisked
• 250 gr milk, lukewarm
• 10 gr salt

On top:
• 1 egg, whisked with 1 spoon water
• Poppy seed and sesame seed
• 2 round cake forms 24 cm, lightly creased and dusted with flour

Add all ingredients – accept salt - in the mixing bowl. Stir it with a wooden spoon. Leave it for 5 minutes. Add salt.

Knead for 10 - 15 minutes till it is smooth dough and doesn’t stick to the bowl. Mine was very sticky.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled container. Cover and ferment for 1 hour till it doubles in size.

Turn the dough into a lightly floured counter. Divide into 16 equal pieces. Pre-shape the dough into balls and let rest, covered, for 10 minutes.

Put 8 balls in each cake form. Brush each ball with the egg/water mixture and sprinkle with poppy seed and sesame seed. Because I wanted to make coconut macaroons and needed egg white, I only used the egg yolk. That's way they are so yellow.

Cover and proof for 1 hour. Pre-heat the oven on 200 ÂșC.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes till they are golden brown.

Found at: uitdekeukenvanarden I will send this bread to Yeastspotting

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