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Monday, April 29, 2013

Hot tuna and corn buns


I need to bake bread more ....

I really knead er need the exercise .....

It was only about 4 minutes of kneading the dough and my left arm was aching , so pathetic ugh !

Since , nobody here but me , I pressed on lol 

Aren't they pretty ?

Soft and fluffy ....



And just delicious ! Er there's cream cheese , of course , everything's better with cream cheese !


Yup , I'm still dreaming about that espresso KitchenAid stand mixer * sigh*


Recipe adapted from Mad about bread

For the dough :

500 grams bread flour ( I used 350 grams bread flour and 150 grams wholewheat flour ) 
1 tsp salt ( scant teaspoon ) 
1 tsp sugar
1 sachet easy-blend dried yeast ( 2 1/4 teaspoons Saf red instant yeast ) 
15 grams butter , melted
300 grams warm water ( plus 2 teaspoons ) 

* In a large bowl , put the flours , salt and sugar and mix well to combine , add in the yeast and mix thoroughly . Make a well in the center and pour in the butter and the water . Use a large spatula or your hands to mix everything together to form a cohesive dough . Transfer dough to a clean surface and knead , until dough is soft and elastic , about 10 minutes or so .

* Place dough in a lightly oiled mixing bowl , turning once to coat and cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour or until double in size .

* Meanwhile , mix together filling ingredients . Grease a 10-inch round pizza pan .

* Divide dough into 16 equal pieces , roughly 50 grams each . Form each portions into round , cover and let rest for 5 minutes .

* Roll out each ball to about 4 to 5-inch round ; keep finished rounds covered . Divide filling between rounds and seal each dough . Brush all sides with butter and place balls into the pan . Cover slightly with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 45 minutes .

* Preheat oven to 220 °C . Bake the buns for about 15 minutes or until buns are golden . Transfer buns to a wire to cool . Serve hot , warm or at room temperature .


For the filling :

60 grams finely chopped red onion ( 40 grams shallots ) 
40 grams grated carrot
120 grams tuna ( 100 grams ) 
45 grams ( steamed ) fresh sweet corn kernels 
1/4 tsp ground white pepper ( a dash ) 
1/2  tsp salt ( a pinch ) 
2 tsp dried parsley or one heaped tablespoon chopped fresh ( snipped cilantro ) 
a pinch of cayenne or to taste ( 1/8 tsp ) 
a pinch of paprika or to taste ( 1/8 tsp ) 
80 grams crème fraîche ( cream cheese ) 
30 grams melted butter , for brushing




I'm submitting this post to the event , Little Thumbs Up , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY , hosted by  Esther of Copycake Kitchen .

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21 comments :

  1. Hi Anne,
    Lovely buns! Looks soft and delicious! These would be the perfect breakfast with a cup of coffee!

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  2. awww i wish i could bake more bread but i'm too lazy!!

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  3. Agree everything is better with cream cheese! Love the filling for this bread rolls.

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  4. Hi Anne,

    You must have very muscular well toned arms to knead such beautiful bread. I use breadmaker or KA to knead and that's why my arms are the "auntie-wave" kind :p

    Zoe

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  5. aww...the dough is so cute. Once baked, it becomes so soft & fluffy with the generous filling. Yummmmmy

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  6. Lovely! So soft and yummy with tuna! I don't do the kneading, the machine does it for me:P

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  7. Anne, i am loving this recipe! Corn, tuna and cream cheese - winning!

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  8. This look so yummy!:0 thank you for sharing he recipe. I love the kind of flour you used as well.:)

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  9. OH YUM! Everything I like in a bread! Looks so inviting & love the idea of using whole grain flour & cream cheese in this recipe! Simply irresistibly hou -hou sek ! Can send some over or I come over now? LOL

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  10. Anne,
    I smell lovely hot tuna and corn buns aroma from your blog flow out of my laptop..lol
    These buns are so yummy. I am with Kit it is 'hou-hou sek' I want some too!!
    mui

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  11. Hi Anne, I love these soft buns and the great combination fillings,delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing with LTU :)

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  12. Hi Anne! The bread look super soft and yum!

    Your biceps growing?! :D

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  13. Wow! These buns look super delicious! I love finding new recipes for tuna, I have got to try this!!

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  14. I make these rolls but I never felt the need to knead the dough too much. You know I am not even into too much baking but I get good rolls. Love your filling, haven't tried fish ones.

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  15. What gorgeous buns, my friend! And think of the workout you got kneading them by hand :)

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  16. oo what pretty soft bread! i wasn't sure at first about the tuna corn combination, but add in cream cheese? bingo!

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  17. Oh, I'm late for these soft breads! I love the tuna and corn as filling. Look so delicious!

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  18. Can I knead it in a stand mixer using dough hook? Id so,how many minutes will it take?

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    1. Hey there ! If you're using KA mixer , mix on speed 2 for 10 minutes , checking frequently to achieved the right texture :)

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  19. sometime is quite fun to knead by hand wor, same time can doing exercise, hahaha..I love the filling in this bread, sound so yummy..

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  20. Hi Anne, your bread look delicious and the tuna filling is so inviting. You're an excellent cook. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Best regards.

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