Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Soft & Fluffy Buns With Garlic ,Italian Parsley Butter & Cheese Topping - Water Roux Method

I have this bun making craze again. Haha, so I will be posting lots on them in the days to come. I learned to make this soft and fluffy bun from Grace and since then I have been baking these buns for our breakfast. I will normally make 2 loads and store them in air tight container and can keep for a few days in the fridge. Warm up in microwave for 30 seconds and tada... it is fresh like just out of the oven , soft and fluffy :) Beautiful fragrant buns for the family......goes well with a bowl of hot steaming soup of any kind :)

This is the easiest to make bun and using the water roux method , the buns will come out soft and can have any fillings you like or any toppings. The family love them with garlic,parsley butter with lots of grated cheddar cheese on top.....smell good and it is truly a hearty breakfast with just these buns alone.  Making buns helps to destress me and my heart flutters each time I make them...while they are proofing , I will have a hot cup of apple tea and do a bit of reading on my new bread book :)   I am happy that these buns turned out great.  Just keep drooling...hahaha I love taking photos of my bakes and post them up to show my two Piggies.....wickedness of a Momsie ? ...nope, a subtle reminder to them that Momsie makes the best bun :p

Soft & Fluffy Buns With Garlic, Italian Parsley  Butter & Cheese Topping - Water  Roux Method
(adapted from Grace of Kitchen Corner )


195g bread flour

90g plain flour 
12g milk powder
30g caster sugar
6g salt
6g yeast
60g beaten eggs
65g water
75g water roux 
45g unsalted butter

mix together the ingredients below
chopped garlic,
chopped fresh italian parsley

cheese topping
grated cheddar cheese

Recipe for the water dough "water roux":


Cook 250g water with 50g bread flour at medium low heat, keep stirring until it become thicken and no lumps left. If you've a candy thermometer, measure it until the temperature turn to 65C then turn of the heat. I didn't measure it with thermometer, so I cook it until like a baby porridge. Transfer to a clean bowl and cover with a cling wrap to avoid skin forming.

1. Put all the buns ingredients for kneading until smooth and elastic and the dough no more sticking at the side of the mixing bowl. Let it proof for 40 minutes in a clean bowl cover with cling wrap.

2. Divide the dough into even size of 9 portions and shape it into smooth ball shape. Let is rest for 10 minutes.

3. Flatten each dough with your hand and roll it out in longish shape. Roll it up to a sausage shape and seal it tightly. Place on a baking tray and let the dough proof for 40 minutes.

4. Egg wash the dough , cut a slit on the bun and add some garlic,parsley and butter mixture into the slit ,   sprinkle top with some grated cheddar cheese and bake at 180C for 20 minutes

Enjoy and have fun making these soft and fluffy buns
using the roux method :)

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  1. Look very soft and yummy. Currently, I'm very interested in making water roux method. Glad to see this post. Will bookmark this and try this method of making bread.

  2. look so yummy delicious! I am salivating myself now!

  3. Yum Yum, must be good with hot mushroom soup!

  4. The bread looks very tempting! I bet the aroma was divine!

  5. Oh, boy, these would be fabulous with our dinner tonight!!! YUM!

  6. Thanks so much for your lovely buns!! Never eat such soft and tasty bread before... so when is the next one coming? :)

  7. Elin, these are so tempting. lol! I haven't had buns for a long time. Now, you've tempted me to make some. haha... Love the topping and it is so fluffy as well. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Regards, Kristy

  8. elin, your bread looks fantastic and wonderfully soft! couldnt agree more that water roux method is still one of the best methods for soft fluffy i feel like making bread one of these days

  9. Wow, What a wonderfully delicious looking bun! Love it

  10. Oh goodness, these are fabulous! I would have a hard time staying away from them as the cool from the oven. I bet they smell divine as they bake away.

  11. My goodness these do look awesome. "Soft and fluffy" and mouthwatering! Mmm

  12. Oh my, these buns look amazing... so fluffy and full of flavor.

  13. The buns look fantastic! It looks really really fluffy and soft!