I wanna post this in my blog and served as one of my favorite bun recipe collection. A very good fren of mine, Li Wui, share this with me couple of months ago.
Basic Sweet Bun Dough - Straight Dough method.
This is the basic bun recipe. With this you can use it to make sausage buns, tuna buns, or any other filling. :)
480g bread flour
120g plain flour (All purpose flour)
20g milk powder
4 tsp instant yeast
300 ml cold water
mix A till well blended. Add B. (Wait 10 minutes - this one is Alton Brown's instruction :) )
Add C, and knead until it forms a smooth elastic dough. You probably have to knead for quite a long time maybe 15 minutes or so... I usually let my stand mixer do the job because I'm too lazy. The dough should be very elastic. If you stretch it into a rectangle, you can stretch it so thin that you can almost see through it....without it breaking. That is how elastic it should be.
Cover the dough with clear film and let it prove for 50-60 minutes or till it doubles in size.
Use a finger to press into the dough. It should show a clear finger tip mark but dough should not sink. It is now ready for making buns.
Spring onion bun
60 g butter
50g spring onion diced.
Mix all topping ingredients together till well blended.
Divide dough into 60g pieces and shape into balls
Let it prove (rest) for 10 minutes then shape into ovals
Place on a greased pan. Slash the top portion with a sharp knife and leave to prove for 45 minutes
Brush with egg wash and put the spring onion mixture on top
Bake at 190C (375F) for 12-15 minutes in the middle of the oven.
(egg wash - just beat an egg and use a brush to brush the beaten egg on the unbaked bun)
Basic sweet bun dough
grated cheddar cheese
Divide sweet bun dough into 60g portions and shape into balls
rest 10 minutes
Flatten dough balls and roll out into 30cm long strips
place on greased tray and leave to prove for 45 minutes
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese adn sugar
Bake at 190C(375F) in the middle of the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown
Basic sweet bun dough
400g apple cubed
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
Prepare apple filling : Cook A till boiling. Add premixed B and continue to cook till mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Add C. Mix till well blended. Cool.
Divide sweet un dough into 70g portions. shape into balls. Put in fridge to rest 15 minutes
Roll dough out flat to make rectangles (14cm by 12cm)
Place apple filling at one end and cut strips at the other end with a sharp knife. Roll them up from the filling end.
Put on baking paper and leave to prove in a warm place for 45 minutes
Brush with egg wash.
Bake at 190C for 12-15 minutes.