So what do you do when it is so cold out that you want to stay in? Me I just want to keep those knitting needles or crochet hooks working , as I have an addiction to yarn and I must satisfy it by handling it, making it into something pretty and warm. If I am not feeding my addiction then most likely I am in the kitchen baking. Thank goodness my husband does not mind me baking, in fact he encourages it ........ a lot. I love to make bread and I used to do it the old fashioned way of mixing and kneading it by hand . Well for Christmas I got a new best friend and now I have found that he loves to help me with the bread !! I gladly let him and he does an wonderful job, much better then I can do it.
So I found this fabulous recipe for whole wheat hamburger buns that I make but I have found that the recipe also makes wonderful bread . This recipe will make one good size loaf if you let it rise for about an hour and them shape it and rise it in a pan for about a half hour and then bake it in a 375 degree oven for about a half hour.
So below the first picture is the recipe for the buns, It really is delicious and I have found that I just recycled a large tuna can and washed it very well and I use that to cut out the buns , place them together on a pan , let them rise for about 20 to 25 minutes and them bake them , You really must try this recipe they are soo good .,
- 2 tablespoons rapid yeast, room temperature
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110 F)
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups all purpose flour
In a medium size mixing bowl (or kitchen aid mixer) dissolve yeast in water, add oil and sugar, set aside undisturbed for 5 minutes. Add egg, salt, and enough flour to form a soft dough.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, adding remaining flour as needed. (Do not let rise) Divide into 8 pieces, forming each piece into a ball. Place dough balls approximate 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. (or use parchment paper)
Cover loosely with a clean towel and let rest 20 minutes.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
This next recipe is so wonderful and I found it on a lovely blog called Rosa's Yummy Yums. She has the best recipe's and this one is hers.
So if you prefer a no wheat flour roll here is another very good very easy recipe that makes up quickly and easily.
1 Cup (240g/ml - 250g/ml) Water, lukewarm
2 Tbs (30g) Unsalted butter, at room temperature and creamed
1 Egg (~63g)
3 1/4 Cups (433g) Plain white flour
1/4 Cup (53g) Castor sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbs Instant yeast
1 Egg yolk (+ 1 Tsp water)
1. Sprinkle the yeast into the water and leave for 5 to 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir to dissolve.
2. In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
3. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured working surface and knead for about 10 minutes until you've made a soft, smooth dough.
4. Place the dough in a clean and lightly greased bowl.
5. Cover it with a towel and let rise for about 1 (or1-1/2) hour, until doubled in size.
6. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape each piece into a flattened ball.
7. Place the buns on greased baking sheets, cover with a towel and let rise 30 to 40 minutes, until they're quite puffy and doubled in size.
8. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
9, Glaze the buns with the egg yolk and water mixture, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
10. Bake the buns for 12 to 15 minutes, until they are golden brown.
11. Remove them from the oven and cool them on a wire rack.
So I hope you all are staying warm and cozy inside this winter. Well I must be going , so I will see you soon.