Updated: Aug 1, 2021
I've been trying to brush up on my bread making skills and to be honest I am loving it. The experimenting with dough, changing the little things to fit your family's needs and then being able to create something truly delicious. I've always had a love affair with bread. But the quarantine has made it go way overboard. I'm now contemplating opening up a bakery which just sells fresh, crusty breads. The aroma that wafts in my house as I take another loaf of bread out of the oven is just so magical. I feel like the Pied Piper, because the kids follow the smell to the kitchen, hoping to have some warm bread and butter.
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons warm milk
2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
Combine the water, milk, yeast and sugar. Mix well to combine and let it bloom for 10-15 minutes.
Beat one egg and set it aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer: add the flour, salt and butter. Mix with dough hook until the butter is the size of crumbs.
Add the yeast mixture and the beaten egg and mix on a medium speed for 5-8 minutes until the dough comes together. Dont worry the dough is supposed to be sticky.
Grease a large bowl with a teaspoon of oil and place the dough in bowl.
Cover and leave to rise for 1- 3 hours until doubled in size
Line baking sheet with parchment and divide dough into 8 pieces. Shape into bread rolls and place a few inches apart on the baking tray. Let them rise for another hour. Beat remaining egg and apply egg wash to buns.
Bake at 200c for 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden.
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