Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Whole Wheat Buns

Whole-Wheat Buns

Ingredients :
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ tsp of salt
1 package of active dry yeast
1/3 cup of water (120 to 130 degrees)
¾ cup of milk (120 to 130 degrees)
2 tbsp of molasses
1 large egg, beaten
1 tbsp of canola/vegetable oil
Bread machine
Makes 8 buns

In a large bowl mix together flours, brown sugar, yeast and salt then set aside.
In a medium bowl mix together water, milk, egg and molasses.
Add the liquid mixture to the bread machine first.  Then add in the flour mixture. (If dough turns out sticky add additional flour until dough easily pulls away from sides.)
Set bread machine for dough setting. Once complete remove from machine and place on a lightly floured surface.
Punch down dough, knead until dough is smooth and elastic and form a large loaf.  Cut into 8 even pieces.
Spread oil onto the same surface and roll and shape pieces into ovals.
Place shaped pieces on sheet pan lined with parchment paper and place in a warm place for 20 minutes or until double in size.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using either a craft razor or a sharp knife cut 4 slashes into the top of each bun.
Place buns into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until browned.
Serve hot or let cool on a wire rack.

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