Morning Buns

Mar 28, 2008 by Sherry Tan | 5 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 10

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  • 500g (4 cups) flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 20g (1.3 tbsp) butter
  • 25g (5 teaspoons) sugar
  • 12g (2 1/2 teaspoons) yeast fresh/dry
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 280ml (a little over 1 cup) milk
  • 50g (3 tbsp) flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Step 1

Add to the bowl the flour, the pinch of salt, sugar, yeast, egg yolk, butter and finally pour in the milk into the mixing bowl.


Step 2

Now on a slow speed mix the ingredients for about 5 minutes. It's likely that the dough will become caught on the hook, so after 5 minutes stop and ease it off with your hands. Then, mix again on a medium speed for a further 3 minutes.


Step 3

Dust some flour over a flat surface. Put the dough in the center and knead it with the palm of your hand. This will give it more texture and strength. Knead for about 1 minute until the dough gets a velvety texture. Leave the dough to rise Place the dough in a bowl, cover it with a tea towel and leave it in a warm place to rise. This should take about an hour.


Step 4

After an hour, it should look like this, double size of the previous dough.


Step 5

Firstly, punch the dough down into the bowl to remove the air and peel it out.


Step 6

Then dust a flat surface with flour and place the dough on top Now cut it length ways and across four times to make 10 buns.


Step 7

Now take one of the buns and roll it into a long strip.


Step 8

Then hold both ends and tie it into a knot.


Step 9

Leave the buns to rise. Place the buns on the baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and cover them with the tea towel. Then leave them to rise for 20 minutes.


Step 10

After 20 minutes have passed, we need to prepare them before baking. Using a brush, generously coat each of the buns with the egg wash. Then sprinkle over the sesame seeds followed by the salt.

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user does not have an avatar violetblue

Apr 09, 2008

this is my first time making bread this perfect:) my whole family loved it, thank you !!

user does not have an avatar brick

Aug 06, 2008

what is the oven temp.? and is it really 30 mins. to an hour.

Sherry Tan

Aug 08, 2010

Hello Violetblue,
Thank you for your positive response and sorry for taking so long for me to respond. Due to some reason, I didn’t log into this site for such a long time.

Hello Brick,
Sorry for taking such a long time to reply.
The oven temp should be 180 degrees Celsius , so far I tried for 30 minutes should be okay.

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Thank you

user does not have an avatar Stefanie Higgins

Jan 22, 2011

I love morning buns! Hooray. My daughter and I laugh and smile at the name. And we love to share them. Great memories are created with this recipe.

user does not have an avatar Asad Sohail

Nov 04, 2012

Very good recipe.

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