Milk Buns

Cook time 40 minutes + 1 ½ hours to rest
Servings 4

Ingredients

500g of Bread flour
Pinch of salt
300ml milk
Pinch of sugar
7g instant dried yeast
100ml of olive oil
1 egg yolk
Sesame Seeds, to garnish (Optional)

Milk Buns

Method

Place 50ml of luke-warm milk into a bowl with the yeast and a pinch of sugar and flour and allow the yeast to activate for 10-15 minutes. You will know it is active once it starts to bubble.

Combine the flour and the salt into a mixer bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture, the remaining milk and oil. With the dough hook attached, begin to mix the ingredients. Once the dough forms, knead for 5 minutes until it is soft and pliable and detaches from the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and rest for 1 hour in a warm part of the kitchen.

Knock the air out of the dough and place on a floured bench. Divide the mixture into 80g balls and arrange on to a lightly oiled tray. Rest for another 30 minutes.

Pre heat the oven to 180C. Brush the buns with a little egg yolk and a few tablespoons of milk. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds (Optional) and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the buns are golden.

Cool to room temperature before serving.