Monday, May 10, 2010
Just a quick entry to get things rolling again. I decided it was finally time to show off my buns! I am pretty proud of these babies. You may remember them from this entry. Born from a simple recipe on about.com, we haven't been disappointed yet.
(These instructions are adapted from the notes I took on the recipe.)
1 c. warm soymilk
1 c. warm water
2 T. agave nectar (or other sweetener)
2 1/4 t. yeast
5-5 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. salt
for tops: a little soymilk and sesame seeds (or sunflower ;)
1) In a large mixing bowl combine the soymilk, water, agave and yeast. Let stand several minutes. In another bowl combine the flour and salt. Add flour/salt (approx.1/2 cup at a time) until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be soft, but not sticky or dry. Knead until elastic, then place in a lightly oiled bowl, turning to coat. Cover and allow to rise until doubled, approx. 1 hr.
2) Preheat oven - 400 and line a baking sheet.
3) Punch down the dough and divide into 12 rolls. Knead each on a dry surface until tight, then place on the baking sheet. Let rolls rest for at least 5 min., then flatten slightly with your palm. Cover loosely and allow to rise, 20 min. or until doubled.
4) Mix a little soymilk with water and gently brush tops of buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or other topping of your choice. Bake for about 15 min. or until golden.