Thursday, November 24, 2011

Buns and Rolls



I love breads in any form and shape and I can have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never tire of them, ever…
Probably that’s what motivated me into thinking about baking them at home. If I can bake a cake then why not a bun..  Baking breads had also been a childhood fancy, courtesy Enid Blyton books and other fairy tales which often spoke about the aroma of freshly baked breads and buns J . The whole idea always fascinated me.
And Trust me, the books weren’t exaggerating at all !!!!!!!! The aroma is seriously intoxicating…
I was so overjoyed with my baking experience that I decided to do some experiments of my own and the results weren’t bad at all. Know what I did??
I filled them up with chicken!!!!!!

HOME MADE BUN





Ingredients

300g All purpose flour, sifted
120ml Cold milk
1 tsp Instant yeast
1/2tsp Salt
55g Castor sugar
1 egg
30g Butter

Preparation

Add flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix well. Add beaten egg into the Cold milk. Now, slowly add in the egg and milk into the dry ingredients.
If the dough is too wet stop adding the liquid in.
Add butter and continue to knead until dough is formed. It should be of the consistency of chapatti dough
Cover dough with a piece of damp towel until double in bulk.(About 40minutes)
Divide dough into small portions.
You can shape them into small round shapes to make normal buns.




 To make dinner rolls like the ones I have done here, you will have to take 3 small equal portions of dough and make three rope- like shapes of equal length and thickness. Now squeeze these pieces together at one end and plait the remaining part of the rope, like you would plait your hair.. J . When done, squeeze together the lower portions as well. 
Viola!! Your dinner rolls are ready…

Place all of them onto a greased baking tray, cover them with damp towel once again and wait till they double in bulk.
Brush with melted butter and bake in preheated oven at 180C for 8-10minutes or until lightly browned.

Tip
To make the bun look glossy and presentable brush with this special egg wash.

Ingredients

50 ml Honey
50 gm Castor sugar
1 Egg
100 ml Water


CHICKEN BUN




Ingredients

Dough
Chicken- 1 cup boiled and shredded
Onion- 1 medium sized chopped
Ginger – a small piece, finely chopped
Chilly powder- ½ tsp
Pepper- as required
Garam masala – ¼ tsp
Oil

Preparation

Pour oil into a hot pan; add in the chopped onions and ginger and sauté till the onions are translucent. Now add the chilly powder and garam masala and continue sautéing for a few more mins. Add shredded chicken and after sautéing for a couple of mins, switch off the flame and season the mixture with pepper.
Let this cool down completely.




Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it in your palm. Scoop out 2 tbsp of the chicken filling and place it onto the flattened dough. Now cover the entire filling with the dough by shaping it like a small money bag. Seal the filling in completely.
 Once you are done with entire lot place them onto a greased baking tray, cover them with damp towel once again and wait till they double in bulk.
Brush with melted butter and bake in preheated oven at 180C for 8-10minutes or until lightly browned.

So all set to surprise your family at the tea table ;)  







6 comments:

  1. i love bread and buns too.. In fact even more than rice... though i've not had good results baking them... these look so good... will try them out soon...

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  2. Very happy 2 c ur comment Sarah and u shud really try freshly baked buns, they are even better. And try to use the ordinary oven 4 this, they give better results... I thnk.

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  3. Misha,

    You need to be part of baking partners to link it into the Baking partners linky. You are welcome to join the group. Otherwise links should be deleted.

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    1. Thanks for letting me knw Swathi, would love to join the group. Plz do let me knw how.. Thank u

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