1eggfor brushing, can substitute with milk or water
poppy, sesame or sunflower seedsI used sunflower seeds
Begin with heating up the milk to 38C (100F). In a large bowl, mix the heated milk with fresh yeast.*
In the same bowl, add in the oil and mix to combine. Add in the dry ingredients (flours, salt and sugar) and knead with a mixer. You want the dough to let go of the bowl. Give it time, about 10 minutes. You can add more flour, but the more you add, the denser they will become, so less is more. If it is too much flour, add more milk, until you get the right consistency.
Cover with a towel and rise on a warm place. Rise in about 50-60 minutes, or until doubled size.
Form 9 golf ball sized balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. I like to weigh my dough so that all the buns get the right size, making them easier to bake evenly.
Cover and rise once more, for around 40-50 minutes. You want them to rise to double in size once more. Brush each one with egg wash and sprinkle with sunflower kernels or sesame seeds. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (400 F) and bake for around 12 minutes.
Cool them slightly on a cooling rack before cutting them in half. They taste amazing with butter and jam, brown cheese or white cheese, but my favorite is scrambled eggs and mayo. Enjoy!
Did you make this recipe? Tag @thegingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!* You can also use 2 level tsp/5g active dry yeast (mix with the warm milk), or 1 rounded tsp/4g instant dry yeast (mix it with the dry ingredients). If you can't find spelt flour, you can use more whole wheat or white flour. You can also use all whole wheat flour, but they can be a little denser. Only all purpose flour will make them lighter and less filling. Nutrition: Calories: 220 | Fat: 4.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Protein: 7.4g | Carbohydrate: 37.7g | Fiber 3.6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 277mg | Vitamin D: 0mcg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg | Potassium: 160mg. Estimate for informational purposes only.
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