Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mini Savoury Buns



My first attempt of making buns and I'm absolutely happy with the final outcome which made me feel…
...hmm not bad..for the first time..:)


Here's how I made them...

I mixed ½ tsp of active dry yeast in luke warm water along with ½ tsp of sugar and a pinch of salt and kept it aside in a warm place undisturbed for 30 minutes.
The frothy layer formed on top proving the quality of yeast(whew) :)

In a bowl containing a cup of all purpose flour I added 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.
A tbsp of finely cut fresh coriander leaves, ¼ tsp of chilly flakes,a large clove of garlic; minced and a few tiny bits of green chillies were thrown in along with 2 tsps of melted butter.
The flour and the spice mixture was kneaded well to a soft pliable dough using the frothy yeast solution.Spiced up buns need to be salty but I love them 'balanced':) though I wanted a little salty ones this time.
The dough was less salty. I was too lazy to add more and knead all over again..


I coated some melted butter on the inside base of a micro wave safe bowl, placed the dough in it and after giving a mild roll, kept aside for 2 hrs in the micro wave oven after giving it a 10 sec warm up and covered the bowl with a towel.



After a couple of hours I took out the bowl from the oven.The dough had doubled in size.I punched it down so as to remove the trapped in air and gave it a gentle knead.


Next, I divided it into 9 equal balls (golf ball sized), placed in a greased baking pan(you can also use parchment paper) and brushed melted butter on top of each.


I kept it covered for another 30 minutes until they rose a bit more.

Sprinkled some sea salt on top of each.(remember, the dough was less salty)
Believe me!.. this tastes Great!.. when bitten into the salty crusty top and the less salty soft insides is Divine!! :)

Finally they were baked in a preheated oven for about 30 mins set to 200 deg C (oven temp varies..mine is the old fashioned electric oven which demands a little more heat and time.. :))

The buns had acquired a golden brown colour by now.I removed them from the pan, cooled down a bit and coated some more melted butter for that extra glaze for these err photos ;)



We enjoyed the warm spicy buns for the breakfast with a hot pot of coffee :)
Biting into the garlic bits and chillies along with the bursting flavour of coriander was.......
Heaven!! :)


These Mini Savoury Buns were prepared for Rachel's Bread Baking Day (BBD) #28.
BBD is an event created by Zorra.

I am happy to be a part of JFI after a long time.
So,
Suma, this is for you too, for JFI- Breakfast, you host for the month of March.
JFI is the brain child of Indira.

63 comments:

  1. Wow fluffy buns....I badly want to try them......but donno when I'l find time. Bharathy I find ur images loading very slowly everytime....any pblm?

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  2. lovely step by step demo of the lovely and soft buns.Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  3. I am definitely going to try it as I am not a baker so this step by step really helps me. Thanks.

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  4. I love them Bharathi, they have come out really well. To me the inside looks soft and cruncy on the outside.. too PERFECT..

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  5. Those are amazing looking buns Bharathy. Just wanted to let you know that I tried the mochai rice.

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  6. These buns have turned out so professional and perfect,would have never known it was your 1st atatemot.

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  7. Perfect Buns!!! It is hard to believe this is your first attempt:) Nice job dear! and great clicks too:)

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  8. These buns look absolutely divine. Perfectly baked n soft from inside.

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  9. wow.. those buns are absolutely delicious.. want to try it myself..

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  10. Thats a prefect savoury buns, looks fantastic...

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  11. The buns came out puffy and perfect!

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  12. Hi Bharathy,

    This is my first time at your blog.I am following you now. The buns look soft and perfect with a cup of tea.

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  13. I am also going to try this,after trying pizza base with yeast,i am confident to try my hands with yeast as ingredient ;)

    Gorgeous pictures of the buns,thanks for sharing.. :)

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  14. Hi Bharathy,these buns are really mouth-watering.I am not a pro-baker but will surely try them.They are so tempting.

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  15. Yay Bharathy. Am glad you baked buns and sent it for the event..And it doesn't look a bit "first attempt". I can see the glazed browned crust :)

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  16. Looks yummm..... Wonderful idea for breakfast!!!!

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  17. Hi. bun looks perfect and nicely baked, love to try this one day...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  18. Perfectly baked buns. Click is too good and reflects the softness and the freshness of the buns. Excellent try :)

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  19. They are sincerely sizzling delicacies.... Very temptingly in shape & texture.... I would love to savor them with anything & everything......

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  20. They look soft and yummy. Till now i have only made sweet ones, love the idea of making savoury ones.

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  21. yummy scrummy...ive jus begun baking buns myself for the first time..im trying this for sure next time

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  22. bun looks perfect & yummy...nice step by step pic. presentation.
    ivide aduthayirunekil jaan veetil vanenne kazhikaan:))
    www.icookipost.com

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  23. I am yet to try my hands on making buns yet, your buns look fab!

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  24. They look soo fantastic, i will give this recipe a try!

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  25. Perfectly baked buns..Love them, and should try your version next time. Thanks Bharathy :-)

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  26. Wow!!! The buns look so perfect:) Love the golden colour... and tempting clicks Bharathy!

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  27. will try your version of making buns dear .
    looks tempting

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  28. woo fluffy and soft..good try...

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  30. Cute and lovely bun...Send one parcel to me dear...

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  31. wow,,,thy look so comfortin,..

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  32. Buns looks perfect!! pics are brilliant and tempting...

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  33. Wow.....looks absolutely delicious.

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  34. The buns look so delicious. I will have a go at making them and let you see the results!

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  35. It looks so soft and moist. delicious buns.

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  36. These look yum. I made some veggie buns for the event, have to post soon..

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  37. The buns look so perfect! Love the spiciness added to it.

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  38. Superb!!!!!!Looks so perfect and yummy!!

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  39. Dear Bharathy,Just now while I was browsing through blogs I came across this website (http://www.wildyeastblog.com/category/yeastspotting/)and thought that you might be interested in sharing these beautiful buns there.
    Have a nice time.

    Kiran(http://kiranjay.blogspot.com)

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  40. Just want to grab and gobble those up!!

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  41. Dear Bharathy,
    I would like to share an award with you.Please come and collect it from my blog.
    Thank you.

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  42. Hi Bharathy, first time here..buns look very soft and yummy..you have a nice space..get in to your blog thru' Kiran's..drop in at my blog sometime..I'v an event for this month..if possible do send in your entries..

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  43. I am overwhelmed by the response from my dear friends and you are encouraging me immensely to bake more!!
    No words to Thank you all for showering the appreciations!
    Hugs !! :)

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  44. These look so pretty.

    I made something similar a while ago:http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2009/06/khara-buns.html

    I'm glad I've gotten back to baking buns... and you should keep making this more often

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  45. Very purrfeeeccct buns you have there dear. A very good bake there. Luv your space here. I would like to share a sweet award with you. Please do collect it from my blog.

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  46. Bharathy, You can absloutely send them for JFI. Thanks in advance.
    I was not actively blogging / blog hopping :) last year for various reasons. Yesterday, thought of visiting old blogger friends and landed in your place. I was there for a longer time reading thru your old posts and salivating looking those images.
    I had those buns in my dreams too, seriously. I am planning to make them sooner. :)
    Hope to visit you frequently from now onwards..

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  47. Wow! Fabulous looking buns. I can't stop looking at those beautifully baked bun rolls :) They must surely be heaven on earth!

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  48. no way are they first attempt.. they look really good.

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  49. It's too... professional feel like taking a bite will try out soon bharathy

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  50. they look awesome and love the indian flvoured pizza too..

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  51. WOW..little buns with bits of garlic and chiles..this is a recipe I'd love to try. Great crumb too! They look amazing and adorable.

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  52. gotto try this mouth watering buns...wish me luck as I would be baking my first bun this week!!

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  53. hey, hurray!! thanx for ur wishes, I baked them this evening and they came out too good..they disappeared in no time! thanx again..

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  54. Really your frist attempt? Congrats, well done and thank you for your participation in BBD.

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  55. Thank you for the recipe Bharthy. I tried them and came out well. I will post them soon.

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  56. Hi Bharathy! Came in here through Anu's blog and am I glad I did!! I have baked bread successfully once so far(at last!) and looking forward to bake more breads. These look just perfect and extremely inviting.

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  57. Oh boy this is divine, on my must do-list this year. Can only imagine the flavors/variations I can add to make it my way. Thanks for the inspiration .

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  58. hey bharathi nice reciepe i tried today reallly wonderful yaa

    post some more baking reciepes i became a follower for ur blog

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  59. I will def post easy bakes, sarvani :)..thanks a bunch for ur encouraging words and being my follower :)

    i dont see any posts in your sweet template :( why dont you take a pic of what u bake and upload there, girl?
    will be a virtual feast to us, na?

    hugs
    bharathy :)

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  60. Hi Bharathy,
    Tried this today.Slightly disappointed. Underside was burnt aft 15mins and the upper crust didn't get the golden color like your buns. Tastewise it was good. I baked them at 200C for 30mins in my OTG. Aft 15mins turned them upside down. Really dunno what must have gone wrong. From outside it became hard.

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  61. Deepti,

    I think the temp was high when you baked..I had specified about my timing and temp..so that you could adjust..
    may be becose it was overbaked the outer layer turned hard..
    otherwise it is a little crispy and has soft insides..
    this had been a winner recipe and the most tried one by the readers from my space, deepti..
    sorry about what had happened..:(

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  62. Newer oven temperature is really high so if your oven is not used often/is less than a year old, try starting at 150 or lower. It's always better to keep it low than risk with high temps.

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  63. I tried it with less than 150 and I got a crunchy crust with soft insides...yummilicious!

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