I feel this is the lovely way to express our feelings. Shape up the buns the way you wish, and present your loved one and you will be surprised to see the results. I just made these buns to surprise my hubby. He just loved the buns more than me(hehe!!! just kidding). We can play with the bread bun recipe. Every one has their own version of making them. I had experimented with different kinds of recipes and came out with my own recipe which is perfect for making soft buns. These buns are perfect for making sandwich/tea time snack. I love self rising flour and its uses, I had already posted pan cakes and cake with self rising flour. It is very easy to use and yields very fruitful results.
Now coming to recipe
Makes 8 medium size buns
Self rising flour-3cups(When measured with 160ml cup)
Butter-1 cup(melted and measured with 160ml cup)
Egg-1+1 for wash (coat on surface of unbaked bun)
Dry active Yeast-1tbsp
Take milk in a vessel and boil them. Add Sugar,raisins and custard powder mix well and boil under medium flame for 5-10min and keep this mixture aside. The mixture will turn very creamy and gel like. Let it cool.
Now for Bun:
Add dry active yeast to the warm milk (the milk should be lukewarm i.e., when you insert your finger it should not hurt you), close with lid and keep aside for15min during which the yeast becomes active. Now take a bowl and add self rising flour, salt and sugar. Mix well. Break open egg in a separate bowl and whisk it. Now add melted butter and whisked egg to milk and add this mixture to dry ingredients mixture. Mix well. Take another bowl and dust it with flour. Take this dough into that bowl, cover with damp cloth and let it rise to double its volume atleast for 1hr.
Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts, and form into round balls. Now flat the balls and place the filling in the middle and cover from all sides. For writing shapes on the bun, take some dough and make it into long string by rubbing it between your palms. Now write your loved one name or what ever you wish with that string on top of each ball.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the oven, or until golden brown.