Who loves fancy breads??? ME, ME, ME! If I had to keep a pet, this one would be my first choice. The best part I love about bread dough is you can shape it however you want, just be creative.
Adorable DOGGO LOOK-ALIKE MILK BREAD BUNS 🐶 BOW-WOW! These bread buns are way too cute to eat but they’re also too tasty to not eat. This milk bread is lightly-sweetened, soft as cloud. Think of it as the lighter, more buttery, and more flavourful version of your classic supermarket sweet milk buns. I had so much fun making these.
As the temperature drops, something small starts brewing in the back of my mind and something turns into an idea and then I just roll with it. This recipe is one of those. I feel there’s no better way to spend my day than in the kitchen baking a storm.
Prep Time: 2hours 30minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 3hours 15minutes
Yield: 8 Milk buns
Category: Baked good
Method: Stand Mixer
220 gms All purpose flour
2 tablespoons Milk powder
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 (50gms) egg
100 ml Milk
20 gms butter, Room temperature
1/2 teaspoon Instant yeast
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F(190 degrees C).
In a separate bowl, add warm milk(110 degree F - 115 degree F), 1 tbsp sugar, egg and yeast. Mix it well. Let it sit for few minutes until the yeast is activated (bloom).
In a bowl of a standing mixer, fitted with a dough hook attachment, add flour, milk powder, salt, remaining 2 tbsp sugar and the yeast, egg and milk mixture (wet ingredients).
Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes or until it comes together.
Add softened butter into the dough and knead for 3-4 minutes or until the butter fully incorporated and the dough is nice and smooth. ( until it bounces back when you poke it)
Lightly grease a large bowl, place the dough in the greased bowl, brush the top with a little oil and cover it with a plastic wrap.
Place in a warm draft free spot and let it rise (proof) for about an hour to two hours or until doubled in size.
Line your tray with parchment paper and set aside.
Dump the dough onto your work surface, ( flour it a little if necessary) and deflate it. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces into a small bowl. Shape the buns seam side down into your dish and set aside.
Brush the top of the buns with milk and with a drop of edible colour mixed with a tablespoon of water (if required I’m using it on cheeks and ears), Chocolate chips or edible sugar pearls for eyes and nose.
Cover it with plastic wrap and allow them to sit in a nice warm place for about an hour or until they’re about one and a half times bigger than the original size.
Once the buns are risen, bake them for about 45 minutes at 150 degree C.
Brush them with melted butter immediately when they come out of the oven and enjoy.