We like snacks but I guess I already told you this :).. so last night we didn’t have any bread in the house..the perfect timing for baking something if I might say so :).
And I always wanted do make some buns .. So here they are looking absolutely amazing 🙂
For the buns:
600 gr all purpose flour
110 gr sugar
10 gr salt
20 gr milk powder
2 packages wet yeast (50 gr)
300 gr cold water
60 gr unsalted butter
For the filling:
100 gr jamon serrano
1 big onion
100 gr cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper
2 eggs for the egg wash
Mix together all the dry ingredients very well. Maybe it’s a good idea to dissolve the yeast first with a bit of water (I didn’t do it and I think it was better). When the dry ingredients are well mixed, then add the egg and the water.
I didn’t use a KitchenAid, cause I don’t own one (but I so much dream of having one), I just mixed everything with my hands. Than add the butter and knead for at least 10 minutes.
Put the dough in an oiled bowl and cover the bowl with a hot wet towel. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until it’s double in size.
While the dough rises chop the onions, heat some olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) and fry the onions until smooth. Add the jamon and fry it for 1 or 2 minutes, add the tomato paste and then season with oregano, salt and pepper. Let it stay on the stove for another minute. Now the filling is finished and delicious.
When the dough has doubled in size pinch a little part of the dough and form a small ball. Divide the entire dough into small balls ( I think i got around 25) and let them stay for 10 minutes. Flatten the balls and then fill the dough with the filling, close the bun with a pinch and put it with the pinched part on the bottom. You should let rest the buns directly in the tray or on the rack that goes in the oven, cause if you move them they will most probably deflate. Let them rise again for another 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to high, or 350 degrees F.
Brush gently the buns with th egg wash (add sesame seeds or poppy seeds if you like – I didn’t do it) and then bake them for 12-15 minutes.
I guarantee that your house will smell beautyfully and you and your loved ones will love the taste and the crunchy top.
Please tell me what you think about them!