OK, so I have tried something different today that I have never tried before, BAKING. It is a big green mosnter for me as I am afraid that it will be a disaster. All I have ever done is bake those frozen samosas and sometimes I push even that to my husband as I am afraid to handle the monster, the oven.
Anyways, I have tried to start to tame that monster today not that successfully, but I have tried. I tried to make some savory buns
As I looked for a decent recipes all over the internet or blog world, so I would thanks everyone who has ever posted a bun recipe. I would like to specially thanks a friend, Savio, who has given me some special tips.
I know they do not look that good, but they tasted good.
Cilantro and Chilli Buns
All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Active Dry Yeast - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - per taste
Melted Butter - 2 tsps
Finely Chopped Cilantro - 1/4 cup
Minced Garlic - 2 cloves
Finely Sliced Green Chillies - 2 (or however hot you like your buns to be)
- Mix active dry yeast, sugar and salt in 1 tbsp warm water and leave it aside for about 30 minutes or till you see nice froth at the top of the water.
- In a bowl (big enough so that when your dough rises to double it's size, it helps), mix cilantro, chillies, garlic to flour well. Now, add melted butter and yeast water to it (add extra water if needed) and make a snice soft dough.
- Add about 1 tsp oil to the mixed dough , mix well and leave it in the bowl, covered by a damped towel (loosely) for about 2-3 hours or till the dough doubles in size.
- After 2-3 hours, take the dough and make equal size balls out of it (I made about 6, you may make more or less based on how big you want those buns to be).
- Take an oven safe pan or bowl and spray it with some oil or butter.
- Now, place the buns in the pan spaced out so that when they rise int the oven, they are not crowded. Brush all of them lightly with some butter.
- Preheat your oven to 428 degree Farenheit and let the buns bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on how you like them, I mean very crispy or ok crispy, golden brown or lighter or darker). But whatever you do, please do not keep checking in the oven by opening the door as that hurts your baking. Instead have your oven light on to check on the status.
Serve them as a snack with some coffee or tea. That is how we enjoyed it today !!!
Hope you all like my very first attempt of baking. They were not the best buns I ever had, but I was proud that I took the first step towards it. I think I left them there for a while longer than I should. Anyways, I will keep trying and use my husband and son as guinea pigs... ha ha ha.
I am also daring to send it to Bake-Off Event Organized by BangaloreBaker.
Till next post, take care.