Soft buns flavoured with roasted pumpkin and topped with basil seeds..
By shanobiju Bread & Bun
August 31, 2016
- Prep: 16 mins
1I have posted detailed recipe for roasted pumpkin puree in my blog ..
For the dough..
1In a bowl mix together ,flour ,yeast ,sugar ,salt , and pumpkin purée.
2Mix well and add water .
3Knead it well for 5-6 minutes and add oil.
4Knead well for 3-4 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
5Shape it into a ball and apply oil .Place it in a well oiled bowl and cover it with cling film .Wait for the first rise .
6Once the dough is doubled , gently punch down the dough and knead very gently for a minute or two .
7Divide the dough into nine equal parts .
8Each portion weigh around 47 - 50 gms.
9Shape them into small balls and sprinkle the basil seeds. Wait for the second rise .
11I used a 9 " square tin .
12Let it rise . Meanwhile pre heat the oven at 180 degree C with both top and bottom rods on .
13Cover the loaf tin with aluminum foil and bake for 12 -13 mins .
14Now take the tin out and remove the aluminum foil and egg wash / milk wash / apply butter .
15Place the tin back in the oven without the aluminum foil and bake for 3-4 minutes until the top is evenly brown .
16Remove the buns from the tin and apply butter .
17If you want it sweeter ,add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips after the first rise .
18If savoury buns are preferred , 1 tsp ginger paste and 1 tsp green chilli paste can be added .
19If you like it plain ,hazelnut chocolate spread goes well with these golden buns .