Monday, April 10, 2006

Today's Breakfast: Buns!

Breakfast for the family:
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From L - R: Crabmeat Mayo, Sesame Chicken Floss Mayo and Sausage Roll

5 comments:

boo_licious said...

Glad to see you back - everything looks good.

Angie said...

Nice buns :)

J said...

Hello! Not sure if u'll se this comment. I tried making some buns (by hand) but everything seemed wrong. The dough refused to rise during proofing stage, the dough wasn't smooth at all as I tried shaping it. Was wondering if you could offer some tips since ur breads always seem to turn out so good!
Thank heaps!

myCoffee said...

Hi J,
To be frank, I made my bread and buns using the breadmaker (aka the machine does all the kneading). If you are kneading by hand, you have knead until it is elastic but not sticky (could be 10-15mins). For the first rising, make sure that you put the dough in a warm place (you can put it in a microwave or oven with door close or near another heat emitting electrical appliance). Make sure you cover the bowl with a damp towel or oiled cling film. Let it rise till double in size (could be anything from 30-60 mins). During shaping, if you find that the dough is hard to manage, try letting it rest (again, covered) for another 5 mins before attempting again. Also, it will help if you floured the surface that you will be working on as well as your hands. Lsatly, if you need more help, you can refer to Jo's site (http://jodelibakery.netfirms.com/) for more tips. Look under recipe for breads. HTH!

myCoffee said...

J,
One more thing, check that the yeast you are using is not "dead". Best to use individual packed instant yeast.