Do you remember the Desi Burger chat I made a week back? I got some great feedback regarding the bun I used in that recipe. I mentioned that I will be posting the recipe soon. And here it is. A delicious flavourful bun which can be used for sandwiches and burgers. Usually onions give a nice sweet flavour in baked goodies. So when I saw the recipe at KAF I tried it immediately.
The original recipe used dried onion flakes, but I didn’t have any. And when I was reading through the comments in their site, I saw that many used fresh chopped onions with great results. So even I used it in the recipe. When the buns were in the oven, my house was smelling so good. The combination of the yeasty smell and the baking onions made it heaven. And we couldn’t wait until they were cool. When tasted warm, they were wonderful. I had to hide it from hubby so that I can use it for the chat. But still he found out and ate one.
I had just three left out of eight and the next day I made the chat immediately for the fear of losing all. So you can understand how tasty it was. The bun’s crumb was so soft and so good and it toasted so well. But if you are planning for making sandwich or burger with these, make them when no one is at home and hide them fast before anyone comes home. Just saying!!
Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour
Makes 8 buns
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 3 1/2 cups
Water – 3/4 – 1 cup
Butter – 2 tbs
Milk – 1/4 cup
Vinegar – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Salt – 1 1/4 tsp
Onion – 2, finely chopped
Instant Yeast – 3/4 tbs
Italian Spice Mix – 1 tbs
In a bowl mix together flour, salt, sugar, yeast.
Add 1 onion, milk, vinegar and 3/4 cup of water.
Mix to form a sticky dough.
Add more water if necessary.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes until it becomes soft, smooth and elastic.
Place in a well oiled bowl, cover with cling film and set aside until double.
Remove it from the bowl, roll it into a rectangle.
Sprinkle the remaining onions and sprinkle some Italian spice mix.
Roll it into a tight log.
Slice it into 8 equal portions.
Arrange the rolls on a greased tray and Press them slightly to make them flat.
Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
By the time they prove, preheat oven to 200°C.
Brush the top of the rolls with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Bake them for 20 – 25 minutes or until the top is golden.
Remove from oven, allow it to cool before storing in a box.
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2016