Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweet Roll Buns

I was actually very tired and my arm was recovering after a steroid jab when Wild Boar requested for some homemade sweet roll buns.  He asked me if it is too much trouble to bake some buns for him LOL!  So I told him , yea very troublesome haha the washing that is  :p   He promised to do up the washing * wink wink, it worked !  I put all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and using the cake mixer with the dough hook attached, I knead the dough for about 8 minutes until the dough leaves the sides of the mixing bowl.  Took the dough out and lightly knead it for another 5 minutes.  It was not much work , I said it to trick WB to do the washing up.   You can make the dough in less than 15 mins . After which , just leave the dough to rest for 1 hour and then knock it down and divide into  6 rolls.  After which leave it to rest again for 30 minutes and baked in the hot oven for just 20 minutes and tada, freshly baked rolls for supper and breakfast for WB !  He did the washing up of course !   Read on for the recipe, which I took from HappyHomeBaking's Milk Loaf which I tweaked to make sweet rolls for WB  :)

HBB's blog has the best bread and bun recipes and I have been following her blog since I first started blogging.  I was passionate about homemade buns and bread.  My Piggies were schooling then and I bake buns almost every day :)   Now it is WB's turn to be passionate about eating homemade buns :)   I hope he will continue to do the washing up so that  I can continue to go on baking for him  LOL!  

6 rolls from  one recipe

my new table oven working perfectly for me
my old oven died on me just two weeks ago

beautiful texture...fluffy and cottony soft !

WB loves them all..........

WB does the washing up in exchange for these
soft and delectable sweet buns :)

Sweet Rolls/Bun   - adapted from HappyHomeBaking


143 g fresh mik
35 g egg
25 caster sugar  * I used 50 g  ( WB wanted a sweeter version )
5 g salt
250 g bread flour * I used all purpose flour
4 g instant yeast
38 g unsalted butter


Place bread flour/AP flour , salt , sugar and yeast into a mixing bowl.  Use the cake mixer with the dough hook attached and whisk the ingredients till well mixed.  Add in the milk and egg together till the dough becomes a ball , add in the butter and knead for a few seconds till the butter is incorporated into the dough and leaves the sides of the bowl.  

Take out the dough and place in a oiled bowl and cover with a cling wrap and leave it to rise for 1 hour.  Knock down the risen dough and divide into 6 equal portions.  Roll and shape into balls. Let the doughs rest and relax for 15 mins ( this relaxing time is needed so that the dough will be easier to roll out and shaped )

On a lightly floured surface, flatten one dough and roll out into a longish shape. Roll up the dough swiss roll style. Do the same for the two remaining doughs.

Flatten the rolled up dough and roll out again into a long rectangular shape. Roll tightly, and make as many rolls you can, swiss roll style for the second time.  Do the same for the remaining doughs.

Place doughs in lightly greased baking sheet.  Let the doughs proof for the another 15-20 mins.  

Bake at pre heated oven at 180C-200 C for 20 mins  ( I set mine to 200C as my oven temperature is always on the low side )  till the rolls are golden brown.  Take out and cool on rack.

Enjoy !

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  1. i used this bread recipe for coconut buns, where i made a coconut filling, and this bread was so yummy and fluffy, thanks for the recipe :)