Sunday, 16 November 2008

Sausage & Chicken Floss Buns

(BREAD MAGIC - page 38 & 39)

1 quantity *basic sweet bun dough (refer to page 6/ see below)

For topping:
250g pre-grilled chicken floss
100g mayonnaise
Some chicken sausages

For glazing:
1 egg (beaten)

1. Leave bread dough in a big bowl, covered with a damp cloth in a warm place. Let dough rise to double in bulk taking about 30 minutes or more. Scale at 60g each.
2. Take one piece of small dough. Flatten dough and roll into a long shape. Place in one sausage and wrap dough around it. Make five slits on the exterior side and join both ends to form a flower blossom. Do the same with the remaining dough portions. Place buns on a greased baking tray and leave tray in a roomy plastic bag to let it proof for a second rising, taking 45 minutes or more.
3. Once doubled in bulk, remove plastic, brush with egg wash and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, spread top with mayonnaise and a good sprinkle of pre-grilled chicken floss.

*Basic Sweet Bun Dough(Straight Dough Method)
Ingredient A:
330g high protein flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsps milk powder
60g caster sugar

Ingredient B:
1 egg (grade A)

Ingredient C: mixed together
120ml water
10g instant yeast

Ingredient D:
40g butter

1. Combine ingredient A together in a mixer. Give it a slight blend before adding in ingredient B and ingredient C. Beat combined ingredients for approximately five minutes to form a dough. Add in ingredient D and beat dough for a further five minutes till dough has a smooth surface. Check whether dough is fully developed by stretching a small piece of dough with your fingers. If the dough can be stretched into a thin layer without tearing, it is ready. But if it does not stretch well, beat dough further till it passes the next stretch test.
2. Remove dough and leave it in a big bowl, covered with a piece of damp cloth or wrapped the whole bowl with a plastic bag and tie bag loosely. Leave bowl in a warm place and proof dough for about 30-40 minutes till doubled in size.

Important Hints:
1. Dough must be well kneaded till fully developed whether it is a process done manually or by a machine.
2. Do not pour in all the water at once as different grades of flour have different absorbing strength.
3. Covering the bowl with clingfilm or a damp cloth or wrapping the whole bowl with a plastic bag can help to seal in moisture.
4. Bread dough can be left to proof in an electric bread proofing unit with instructed temperature maintained. But if dough is left to proof at room temperature, it must be fully developed before working on the intended recipe. Do not hasten the proofing time as a slow proof gives better results. Sometimes a place may not be warm enough, hence an extended proofing time is needed before it can doubled its bulk.

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