Friday, June 3, 2011

Garlic Buns

These buns has a soft inside and a crustier outer lining and are best served warm. I just love garlic butter and roasted garlic. So these are favorite kind of buns of mine.

Ingredients: Makes 4-5 buns
Plain flour 1 and 1/2 cups
Water 1/2 cup
3/4 tbsp dry active yeast
1 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil

For garlic butter:
8-10 garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 

In a small bowl add in the sugar and yeast. Add in warm water (not hot water) and mix well. Keep aside for 15 minutes for the yeast to become frothy.
In a larger bowl add in flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and add in the yeast mixture and oil. Mix with hand and knead to make a soft, smooth pliable dough. Add more water if needed one tablespoon at a time and knead. 
Lightly grease another large bowl and place the dough and cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth or cling wrap.
Place in a warm place for a couple of hours until doubled in size.
Punch the dough to release some air and make 4-5 balls for the dough. Place them in a  baking tray with aluminum foil lined. 
Keep the tray aside for 45minutes until the balls are doubled in size. 
Meanwhile make the garlic butter by mixing minced garlic with soften butter and coriander leaves.
Sprinkle the buns with sesame  seeds if desired and top each bun with garlic butter.
Bake the buns in a pre heated oven of 180C for 30-35 minutes or until the buns are golden in color.
Serve Warm.

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