Friday, December 24, 2010

Pumpkin buns/bread (1)

These are my lovely pumpkin buns. After 25 minutes kneading, sweating, huffing and puffing is worth all the effort.

I experimented with nutella, red bean paste as fillings to give different tastes.


Ingredients A:

1) 130 g pumpkin puree (cut into small pieces, steamed and mashed)
2) 200 g bread flour
3) 80 g plain flour
4) 40 g caster sugar
5) 1 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
6) 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

Ingredients B:
80g - 90 g milk

Ingredients C:
40 g soft butter

~1) Mix all the ingredients A in a mixing bowl, add milk to mix into dough.

~2) Add butter, knead until the dough becomes smooth and stretchable.( Use hand about 20 - 25 minutes)

~3) Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with clingfilm or wet towel, let it ferment for 60 minutes or double in size.

~4) Take out the dough and punch out the gas. Divide the dough into 45 g each (about 13 portions)and roll into balls. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

~5)Wrap filling (any filling you like, about 25 g each ) and seal up edges, seams side down. Place them in a 12 holes lightly greased muffin tray, and leave for final proofing for 45 minutes.

~6) Brush the top with egg wash (1 egg + 2 tbsp water). And design with flour paste as you like. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degree C for 15 minutes.

Flour paste:( mix )
plain flour 40 g
lemon juice 40 ml
water 10 ml

Verdict: The bun tastes good but unfortunately, it does not have the pumpkin taste. However, the bun is soft and light and it is delicious.

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