Buns

These buns are delicious and are great for everything from little sandwiches to big burgers.


Ingredients Serves 4-8 buns
Preparation time: 45-60 mins (the longer you leave it to rise, the better)

  • 25 g yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 250 ml luke-warm water
  • 400 g flour (we usually use whole wheat flour)
  • Olive oil or 1 egg (optional)
  • Set oven to 225°C

Making the dough:

  1. Break the yeast into small pieces into a mixing bowl, and add the salt and olive oil.
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  2. Stir in the luke-warm water with a wooden spoon until the yeast has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. (The water should be luke warm to help the yeast activate.)
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  3. Add the flour a little bit at a time and mix with the wooden spoon.
  4. Knead the dough until all the flour is incorporated (add more flour if the mixture is too sticky). The dough should be loose and slightly sticky.
  5. Sprinkle some flour on top of the mixture.
  6. Put a tea towel over the bowl and leave the dough to rest at room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
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    The dough before rising.

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    The dough after rising.


Cooking the buns:

  1. Sprinkle some flour onto a (preferably wooden) work surface.
  2. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on the work surface.
  3. Knead the dough with your hands for about 5 mins, adding more flour if needed.
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  4. Separate the dough into 4-8 pieces and shape the pieces into flattish balls.
  5. Brush the top of the buns with olive oil or an egg. This is optional, but it gives the buns a nice glaze.
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  6. Optionally, sprinkle some seeds or sea salt on top.
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  7. Cook the buns in the oven for 10 mins.
  8. Enjoy!

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