Nothing tastes better than fresh buns out of the oven ! Just the aroma in the house starts your tastebuds to anticipate something really delicious!
Here are some tips for perfect buns - everytime!
Note: I have repalced few of the ingredients listed to make it even more healthier.
  • Instant yeast-2tsp
  • Warm milk-1cup
  • Sugar-1tsp
  • Eggs-2(optional). Eggs may be replaced by milk.
  • Low fat melted butter-2tbsp
  • Salt-1tsp
  • all purpose flour(maida)-4cups[for a healthier version,replace by whole wheat flour]
  • Kasoori methi-2tbsp(optional)
  • Egg-1,for egg wash(optional)
  • Any Mix vegetable/meat filling-as required(I sauted onions and added all possible veggies ,salt and small chicken cubes.Finally adding spices like chilli powder,pepper powder,jeera(cumin) powder and garam masala)

Mix the yeast,milk and sugar together.Let it rest for 15mins.
 Add beaten eggs and melted butter to this and mix well.
In a separate bowl,mix the flour,kasoori methi and salt together.
Slowly add the yeast mixture to the flour,forming a soft dough.Add a little warm milk if the dough appears to be getting hard.
Knead well for 10 mins.
Cover with a moist kitchen towel and let it rest for an hour.
The dough becomes double its size now.
Punch out the air from the dough and let it rest for 10 more minutes.
Now form equal sized balls from the dough(a little smaller than a tennis ball size)
Flatten each ball on the working surface and place the filling and on it and gently form buns of required shape.
Finally brush the buns with beaten eggs.Make -cross marks with knife over the buns.
Cover the tray with a moist cloth and let the buns rest for 20 mins.
Preheat oven at 225°C
Bake for 15-20mins  till golden brown.
 Cool and serve.
 I made the chocolate version of it too by adding nutella/chocolate spread as the filling.It was absolutely divine.

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    TREAT AND TRICK said...

    Lovely bun. baked to perfection, love the one with nutella filling....

  1. ... on March 4, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
  2. Sushma Mallya said...

    wow so yummy buns,so perfectly done...liked the veg stuffing too

  3. ... on March 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
  4. Fathima said...

    really divine! Perfect Buns!

  5. ... on March 4, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
  6. Divya Kudua said...

    Yum..they look so good Anjum.Perfectly it.Its been some time since I baked with yeast..your recipe is tempting me!!

  7. ... on March 4, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
  8. Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Dear Anjum,
    You have few awards waiting in my blog, please accept those and enjoy!!!!!For reference please check out 19 feb-Tofas akka token of appreciation post.

  9. ... on March 4, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
  10. Rachana Kothari said...

    Yummy buns!!! I love the one with nutella filling:) as nutella is one of my weakness:)

  11. ... on March 4, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
  12. Priya said...

    Wat thats a fantastic hot cross buns, love the filling..

  13. ... on March 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
  14. Cool Lassi(e) said...

    Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! one a penny two a penny..Love the buns dear! especially the nutella filled ones! They look divine!

  15. ... on March 4, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
  16. Padhu said...

    Truly it looks divine!

  17. ... on March 4, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
  18. Sarah Naveen said...

    Congrats on the award shower

  19. ... on March 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
  20. SE said...

    truly looks divine...hey i remembered the nursery cross buns...!!!!

  21. ... on March 4, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
  22. Subhashini said...

    Simply Perfect

  23. ... on March 4, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
  24. kitchen queen said...

    hi Anjum congrats on ur awards and thanks for sharing with me.

  25. ... on March 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
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