Welcome, baking enthusiasts and food lovers alike! Today we’re going to whip up a batch of Super Fluffy Milk Buns that are not only a treat for the eyes but also a delight for the palate. These buns, with their simple ingredients and no-knead process, are the epitome of “simple yet amazing”. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and embark on this baking journey together!
Before we begin, let’s gather all the ingredients we need for our magical milk buns:
– 230 ml of warm milk: The liquid base of our buns gives them a rich, milky flavor.
– 4 grams of instant yeast: The leavening agent that will make our buns rise and become fluffy.
– 38 grams of sugar: To add a hint of sweetness.
– 1 egg: For richness and structure.
– 15 grams of cooking oil: This will keep our buns moist and tender.
– 350 grams of bread flour: The backbone of our buns.
– 3 grams of salt: To balance out the sweetness and enhance the flavors.
The Magical Process
Now that our ingredients are ready, let’s dive into the baking process:
1. Begin by pouring the warm milk into a mixing bowl. Add the instant yeast, sugar, egg, and cooking oil. Stir well with a spatula until the yeast is fully dissolved in the milk and the egg is well beaten. This should create a well-blended mixture.
2. Gradually add the bread flour to the mixture, then sprinkle in the salt. Continue to stir with your spatula until the flour is completely incorporated and you can’t see any dry flour. This should take about 2 minutes.
3. Now comes the fun part: cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise for one hour. During this time, the yeast will work its magic and the dough will double in size.
4. After the dough has risen, release the gas by lightly turning it with a spatula. You should see the dough deflate slightly – don’t worry, this is supposed to happen!
5. Next, sprinkle some flour on your working surface and place the dough onto it. Fold the dough a few times to round it out, then flip it over.
6. Now it’s time to shape the buns. Divide the dough into 9 equal parts. Take each piece of dough and fold it into a round shape. Place them back on your working surface, cover them with plastic wrap, and let them rest for 15 minutes.
7. Repeat the rounding process with the rested dough pieces and place them onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cover the dough again and let it rest for 60 minutes. They should double in size, creating a pan full of fluffy bun dough.
8. After proofing, gently brush the top of each bun with egg wash or melted butter. This will give your buns a beautiful, golden-brown color.
9. Finally, it’s time to bake! Place the buns in the middle of a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and bake for 25 minutes. Once they’re beautifully golden and puffed up, remove the buns from the oven and let them cool down.
There you have it: The Perfect Puff – No-Knead Super Fluffy Milk Buns! These buns are so light and tender, they practically melt in your mouth. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is a wonderful addition to your baking repertoire. Enjoy the process and, of course, the delicious results. Happy baking!