Who doesn´t love the smell of freshly baked bread, buns or baguettes?! And once they cool down you can freeze them in a plastic food bag and keep them for later.
What you will need:
500g plain flour, finely sifted
2 teaspoons of dried active yeast
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of fine salt
100ml + 200ml milk
100g butter, melted
1 yolk + 1 whole egg
1. Put yeast, sugar, and 100ml of lukewarm milk into a mug. Stir nicely and let work together until a thick layer of “foam” appears. (5-15mins)
2. Get ready a big bowl with flour, yolk, and salt.
3. Melt butter and rest of the milk together, luke warm.
4. Simply mix everything in one big bowl. Then using your hands and minimum of added flour work it hard on a clean surface until you have a non-sticky, smooth dough.
Dust a bowl with some flour and keep the dough inside covered with cling film to rise in a warm place.
5. Once risen, divide into approx. 10 same sized balls. Then divide those into three pieces to be able to create a braid.
6. Once you have buns ready to go, give them few more minutes to rise again, glaze with stirred egg, season with salt and whatever seeds you fancy.
7. Bake on low temperature (they will turn colour very easily) between 150-180C for about 15-20 mins.
I had them with garlic butter (melted butter, squashed garlic and chopped herbs), but you can have them with jam or ham, too. Or Nutella!