- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 2 T unsalted butter, room temperature, creamed
- 1 egg
- 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Castor sugar (very fine sugar, I put regular sugar in my food processor)
- 1 t salt
- 1 T instant yeast
- 1 egg yolk (+1 T water)
- sesame seeds (optional)
Directions: Sprinkle the yeast into the water and leave for 5-10 minutes, until frothy. Stir to dissolve. Add remaining ingredients and mix well(I do this in my kitchen-aid). I let this knead in my Kitchen-Aid for ~10 minutes, until it is a soft, smooth dough. You could knead by hand on a lightly floured surface. I leave it in my mixer bowl, cover and let rise for 1 - 1 1/2 hour, until doubled in size. Divide dough into 8 pieces and shape into a flattened ball. Place the buns on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise again for 30-40 minutes until puffy and doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Glaze the buns with egg yolk and water mixture(my helper likes to do this:)), then sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Bake the buns for 12 - 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove them from the oven and cool them on a wire rack.
*I didn't make 'flattened balls' this last time, so they are a little tall, but still SO yummy!!