Sunday, October 25, 2009

Honey Buns

Saw this simple recipe from HHB’s blog & decided to give it a try. However, after reading further on her posting, I decided to reduce d wet ingredients in order to ensure d dough would be more manageable. Sure enough, d finished dough was quite manageable even though I need to flour my hands more often as compared to other bakes. I even managed to put some mini dark chocolate chips inside 1 of d dough.
However, after 2nd proofing, d dough didn’t seems to have rise high enough but am running out of time so I decided to go ahead & bake it. Big mistake cause d buns didn’t seems to raise well after baking. But lucky, d inside of buns were soft & fluffy. However, I cant really taste d honey at all… Not sure if I shd increase d honey portion next time… mmmm…

  • 300g bread flour
  • 4g salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 egg lightly beaten plus enough milk to make 175g
  • 50g honey
  • 30g unsalted butter
  1. Place all ingredients except d butter into d ABM, select Dough & press start. Add d butter after 8mins into d kneading phase. Let ABM continue until d cycle end (which in my case, inclded d 90mins 1st proofing).
  2. Remove dough & press out d trapped air as give it a few light knead. Divide into 9 equal rounds & cover with cling wrap, leaving it to rest for 10mins.
  3. Flatten each dough & press out d trapped air be4 shaping them into a smooth round ball. (can knead chips or other fruit bits in this phase)
  4. Place dough seam side down onto a 20cm by 20cm square baking tray that’s sprayed with veg oil. Loosely cover with cling wrap & let it proof for 60 mins or until double in size.
  5. Bake at preheated oven at 180C for abt 15-20 mins until the bread is golden brown all over. Cover surface with a sheet of aluminum foil if surface is browning too quickly. Remove from oven, unmold immediately & let cool on wire rack.

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