Fluffy Dinner Buns
Put a basket of fresh and fluffy dinner buns on the table tonight, everyone is going to eat them right up! Hopefully the rest of your dinner will get eaten too.
My favourite part about dinner is always the bread, I know not always a good thing, but heh what can I say I love carbs they are my weakness. I love the fact that these fluffy dinner buns are easy to make, and can be sitting on your kitchen table with what ever fabulous dinner dish you got prepared. The ingredients are simple, and the sunflower seeds add a nice nutty crunch.
If you manage to have any left over from dinner, enjoy them the next day by making a great sandwich for lunch, and reap the benefits twice.
Recipe adapted from Chef Dennis ” Mayonnaise Pull Apart Rolls”
Fluffy Dinner Buns
Recipe type: Dinner Buns/Bread recipe
Serves: 12 buns
- 2 cups organic whole wheat flour
- 2 cups organic white flour
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1 tbsp. quick yeast
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1-1/4 cup warmed water
- ½ cup olive oil mayo
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. sun flower seeds
- 1 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
- Warm up a small dish under warm water, dump it out and fill the bowl with 1-1/4 cups of warm water, add in honey, and quick rise yeast, lightly whisk and set aside for the yeast mixture to ferment.
- In another bowl combine both flours, and sea salt, whisk to blend.
- Once the yeast water is ready, make a round well in the flour and pour in the yeast water along with the mayo, blend the flour till you get a crumbled dough.
- Pour dough out onto a clean work surface and knead the dough until it is smooth and you can form a nice round ball.
- Rub 1 tbsp. of olive oil in your hands and rub it around the entire ball of dough, place the dough into a bowl that is not to big or too small, cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and place in the oven with the light turned on, allow the dough to rise for 1 hour or until it is doubled in size.
- Once the dough has risen take it out of the bowl place it onto a clean work surface that has been lightly dusted with flour, punch the dough down and knead it for a few minutes till it shapes nicely, roll into a log and cut 10-12 equal pieces.
- You can use either a rectangle or round baking pan, spray it with a low fat non-stick cooking spray and arrange the slices of bread so the are next to each other, but have a little room to grow.
- Cover the bread with a kitchen towel again and allow for the bread to rise for another 30-45 minutes or until they have close to doubled in size again.
- Once buns have risen again, brush the tops of the buns with 1 lightly beaten egg, using a kitchen brush, sprinkle sunflower seeds over top of each bun, as well as a small shake of parmesan cheese over each bun.
- Pre-heat oven to 400F, place tray of buns in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until it is golden brown in colour