Close your eyes and imagine the comforting scent of freshly baked bread filling your home. As you bite into a bun, its soft texture and rich taste transport you to a world of serenity. Introducing the Velvety Embrace Bread Buns, where each bun is a testament to the art of baking. Crafted with love and baked to perfection, these buns will make every meal an occasion to remember.
- 1 cup (236 ml) warm milk – the comforting warmth
- 1 tbsp (10g) sugar – to awaken the yeast
- 2 tsp active dry yeast – the magic riser
- 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour – with an additional 1/3-1/2 cup reserved for kneading
- ¼ cup (50g) sugar – a sweet touch
- 1 tsp (5g) salt – a balanced whisper
- 1 large egg-binding love
- 1/3 cup (75g) melted butter – the velvety touch
- 2 tbsp oil – for a smooth kneading journey
- For the Egg wash: 1 egg and 1 tbsp milk, blended together
Begin with the heart of the bread: the yeast mixture. In a cozy jar, pour one cup of warm milk, sprinkling in a tablespoon of sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of active dry yeast, stirring gently to combine. Set this mixture aside for a brief 10-minute interlude, allowing the yeast to bloom and dance.
In another realm, a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt. This trio forms the body of our buns.
As the yeast mixture awakens, pour its bubbling essence into the bowl. To this, add an egg and the melted butter. This is where the magic happens. Begin weaving the dough, letting the ingredients merge and meld.
As the dough begins to tell its story, sprinkle some flour onto your workspace. Knead this doughy wonder for a good 10 minutes, feeling its texture transform under your fingers. It should emerge smooth and elastic, echoing the love you’ve infused.
Form this masterpiece into a sphere. Place it in an oiled sanctuary, a bowl, and cover it. Allow it to rest and rise, doubling its grandeur over an hour.
Once risen, gently deflate the dough. Divide it into 10 to 12 portions, rolling and shaping them into perfect buns. Place them on a parchment canvas, allowing them some space to grow.
Cover these budding wonders, giving them another 30 minutes to rise and reach their potential.
Before their final act in the oven, brush them with a mix of egg and milk, ensuring they emerge with a golden sheen.
Bake in a preheated realm of 350°F (180°C) for about 12 to 15 minutes. As they turn golden and fill your space with an aroma that’s hard to resist, you’ll know they’re ready.
Let them cool, if you can resist the temptation. Then, enjoy the Velvety Embrace Bread Buns with a spread of your choice, be it sweet or savory.
Every bite of these buns is a journey, a story, a memory. Whether it’s a family breakfast, a picnic, or just a quiet evening with tea, these buns will make it unforgettable.