Saturday, March 20, 2010
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.......
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.
Suma, this is for you too, for JFI- Breakfast, you host for the month of March.
JFI is the brain child of Indira.