For the foodblogswap in December I had to choose something from the blog: Joansstory. After looking around at her blog (that is especially written for girls at the age of sixteen and twentyfive (which I don’t belong to but who cares :-)), I still was able to find a real nice recipe for soft buns. I’ve got the baking of buns with a hard top in my fingertops, but I don’t manage to get a soft top.
I did change the recipe of Joan a bit, because she used sucanat, and I don’t have that in my pantry. I exchanged that with honey.
And for the end result: these buns got a lot of taste. Quite a difference with a bun from our supermarket. Really nice to bake in weekends, when you’ve got a bit more time on your hands.
- you can program a bread baking machine to start the kneading and first rise when you are sleeping, you can make this buns on a Sunday morning. How delicious sounds that?
- you let them rest between the first and second rise, the dough wil become even better and more airy.
- you brush them with melted butter before and after baking the top will stay soft and won’t become crispy.
- you let the dough rise under a moist towel covered with a plastic foil on a warm place. This way the dough will not dry.
- your yeast is optimal functioning when it’s in the right temperature, make sure you use tepid water when kneading by hand or using a mixer. Otherwise it will take longer for the yeast to start.
Recipe: Soft buns
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