Just a Spoonful of...
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons warm milk
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2½ tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups bread flour
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
(I used all A-P and they were still great!)
1½ teaspoons salt
2½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened.
Whisk together the warm water,milk, yeast and sugar and set aside.
Beat 1 egg.
With the paddle attachment,
mix the flours and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Mix in the butter until it is the size of crumbs.
Add in yeast mixture and beaten egg.
Mix on medium until a dough forms, about 5-8 minutes.
It will be sticky, but if it's too sticky, add bit more flour.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and shape the dough into a ball.
Cover bowl with a damp kitchen towel
and let the dough rise until it has doubled is size, 1- 3 hours
Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
Flatten each piece, then pinch the edges together
and twist at the bottom to form in to a smooth ball.
Place on the baking sheet, pinched side down
a few inches inches apart.
Cover and rest for 1-2 hours, or until puffy and slightly risen.
To make the egg wash, beat the remaining egg with a splash of water.
When the buns are finished with the 2nd rise, gently brush each one with egg wash.
Preheat your oven to 400
and place a skillet or baking dish on the oven floor or bottom rack.
Before putting the dough in, add about ½ cup of water to the pan (to create steam).
This will help keep the bread nice and moist.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
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