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For September, Ria of Ria’s Collection challenged us to make ‘Stuffed Buns’ using a sweet bread dough and filling it with a mixture of chicken and spices.
My oven is quite hot and although I thought I had compensated enough, they were very burnt. The photo shows the tray of the buns that were edible, the other two that were on a higher shelf were totally inedible.
Nothing daunted, I decided to have another go and reduce the oven temperature to 160C and the time to 6 minutes.
Here is the recipe:
Yields 12 buns
Dry yeast-1 tbsp
Salt to taste
All purpose flour-2 cups
Egg white-1,for egg wash
White sesame seeds for sprinkling
Boil the milk and allow to cool down till it is warm to touch. Add sugar, oil and salt.
Mix well with a wooden spoon till the sugar dissolves and add 1 cup flour and mix to a smooth paste.
Add the beaten egg, yeast and mix.Add the remaining flour and mix well till it forms a smooth dough.
Knead well for 10 mins.[We knead it using our hands]
Let it rest till it doubles in volume.
Punch down the dough lightly using your palm and divide them equally.
Flatten them into small discs and fill them with 1 tbsp of the filling. Re-shape them into a ball.Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds.
Let it prove for another 20 mins.
Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for 10 mins. When it starts to brown, give them an egg wash using 1 slightly beaten egg white.
Boneless chicken-200g, boiled and shredded
Onions-4 big, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
Chilli powder-1/2 -1tbsp [depending on your spice level]
Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Add the onions. Saute them till soft and transparent.
Reduce the heat and add the powders and mix well for 2 mins.
Add the shredded chicken and mix well.
Keep it off the fire and let it cool.
Use it for filling the dough.