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Wednesday 31 July 2013

Plain Milky Buns (Kopitiam Milk Buns)

I guess most of you all would agree with me that given a choice you would prefer to make your own bread and buns at home.  Nowadays store bought bread and buns are too commercialized.  You can taste the difference in their texture and you will notice too that the bread that kept at room temperature for more than a week and they don't get moulded at all. 

Well, while I'm in Auckland that few months, there are so many choices of bread to choose from at the supermarket shelves.  And that, I called is real bread, even it is store bought but the texture is so different and they taste so wonderfully good!

Saw this at Sonia's post and thought of give it a try.  No doubt about it, it is such indeed soft in texture.  

Plain Milky Buns / Kopitiam Milk Buns
Recipe sourced from Sonia's
*makes 9 buns

Overnight sponge dough
215g high protein flour
125g milk (cold)
2g instant yeast (1/2 tsp)

Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients to a rough dough by hands , the dough is dry and rough and don't need to knead till pass window pane. Cover tightly with cling film and immediately store in the fridge for overnight (at least 12 hours).

To prepare milk buns
1 quantity of above overnight sponge dough
90g high protein flour
30g egg (1/2 large egg)
4g instant yeast (1tsp)
3g fine salt (1/2tsp)
60g sugar (I used only 50g)
45g butter (room temperature)
1 tbsp milk (cold)

Tear the overnight sponge dough into pieces and add all ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl, knead till smooth dough.

Add in the butter and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover with cling film and set aside to proof till double in size.

Punch down the dough to expel air, equal divide the dough to 9 portions, shape into round balls. Place dough in a square pan. Let it proof for another 30-45mins.

Bake at pre-heated oven at 170C for 20mins.

As advised by Sonia, I have kept the left over in an air-tight container!  Thank you!