- Yield : 18 buns
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup + 1/2 tsp sugar (separate)
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 4 cups bread flour (Plain flour) , or more if needed
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 1/3 cup melted butter
Mix the milk, melted butter, beaten egg together, and keep aside.
In a stand mixer, place the lukewarm water, yeast and 1/2 tsp of sugar. Allow to rest for a few minutes, until the yeast begins to grow.
Add the first mixture (milk, egg and butter) to yeast mixture.
Add the flour, 1/3 cup of sugar and salt, and turn on machine. Mix by hand if you aren’t using a machine.
Dough will be slightly sticky. When the dough is ready, cover it and let rise on the counter or inside a warm oven until doubled in size
After it’s risen, punch down the dough, and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into small pieces and shape into round balls (I made 15 balls, but you can make 18), and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Next brush them with milk.
Then place the tray in the oven (do not turn it on) to rise for about half an hour or until doubled in size (I covered mine with a wet towel so the buns don’t get a hard crust).
Once doubled, remove the buns from the oven. Preheat the oven to 175ºC then bake the buns for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Once they are done, take them out of the oven and brush them with some milted butter.