Sunday, 6 October 2013

Dinner bread buns..

What is it about yeast bread that people shy away from? I think people find it hard to knead and long to make!

But its not! You get to make it or a while, relax and then do a few more steps, relax and bake it! Easy peasy! And of course the result, a delicious bread that is light and airy and slightly addictive!

This is a new invention of the traditional yeast loafs! Little yeast buns, perfect for sharing. They are perfect for a party, simply with some butter before a meal or even just for an afternoon, to tear and devour.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a go. Trust me, you will make this more than once, because its so delicious!!

500g Strong Flour
60g Butter
15g Sugar
10g Salt
7g Dried Yeast
60g Eggs
210ml Warm Water

You can chose from these, or include them all:
Poppy seeds
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Flax seeds


1. Sieve the flour into a bowl and then add in the butter. Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs,

2. Add the salt and sugar and stir the mixture.

3. In a small bowl, add the eggs, yeast and warm water. Stir together.

4. Make a well in the flour and add in the egg mixture. Stir with a knife to combine, until the dough comes together. 

5. Tip it out onto a flat, floured surface and begin to knead. Knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and will spring back when pressed. 

6. Put the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Place it in a warm pace for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.

7. Uncover the bowl and knock back down the dough. Divide the dough into 19 even pieces.To get the best look, you should weigh each ball (about 45grams) so they are even. However, you can judge with your eye if you like.

8. Roll the balls so they are circular and smooth. Dip each ball into water so the top is moistened. Then dip the ball into the topping of your choice. Then place in the prepared tin.

9. Cover the dish with a damp tea towel and place in a warm area for about 40 minutes.

10. Uncover and bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack. 

Trust me, take one quick, they won't be around for long!



  1. Very nice looking Bread Siobhan, keep up the interesting posts.

  2. Thanks for the kind words Evan!