THE TEXTURE AND THE INNER CRUMB IS SOFT AND LOOSE
HOMEMADE SOFT BUNS WITH TOMATO AND BEAN THICK SOUP
RECIPE FOR THE SOUP
garlic 2 tbsps minced
onions and celery 4 tbsps minced
carrots 1/2 cup diced saute' over low fire until they soften
black olives, 2 tbsps diced
2 cups of dice or crushed tomatoes in can, add this to the pot, simmer and then
lentils a cup of each of these or use any beans you have in your pantry;
slowly simmer until sligthly thickened, about 30 minutes over low fire,add;
leeks, 2 tbsps chopped
parsley, 1 tbsp or more
basil, 2 tbsps or more
button mushrooms, 1 cup sliced
salt and pepper or chilli garlic to taste, slowly simmer for another 5 minutes more and serve... with your favorite bread...
I like to eat this with my homemade baguette or crusty foccaccia, i would add fresh herbs after reheating to get that off the garden snap in my mouth..
The Soft Buns
all purpose flour 500 grams
yeast 18 grms
sugar 150 grms
salt 15 grms
milk powder 20 grms
eggs 50 grms, about 1 whole
shortening 40 grms, makes the whitish color of the bread, if you will use butter, it is okay but the bread will have a darker, yellowish color.
water, 250-260 grms
MIX THE INGREDIENTS IN A HEAVY DUTY MIXER FITTED WITH A DOUGH HOOK UNTIL FULL GLUTEN DEVELOPMENT.
WEIGH THE DOUGH. DIVIDE INTO 60 GRAM PORTIONS. ROUND EACH DOUGH AND COVER TO RELAX ABOUT 5 MINUTES. SHAPE INTO ROUNDS, PINCHING THE BOTTOM TO SEAL,,
Place on greased baking pans and proof until double in size. Glaze the tops with eggwash to create that lovely golden brown color, then top with sesame seeds. If you are like me who prefers the paler soft buns, i use very thin eggwash, to avoid browning the tops too much.
GOLDEN BROWN FINISH
Bake in a preheated 325 F oven for 15-18 minutes or until tops are light brown in color.
These buns are baked in my large 4-sheeter oven which i sorely miss, if i have a super girl power I WILL TELEPORT THIS OVEN HERE TO NEW YORK!
I HAVE NO MORE PROOFING ROOM LIKE THE ONE I HAD IN MY OLD KITCHEN, I USE THE EMPTY SPACE OF THE OVEN, TOOK 8 HOURS TO PROOF THIS ONE.
SCALING PROCESS, WEIGH, DIVIDE AND ROUND, RELAXING
MIX IN ANY HEAVY DUTY MIXER, YOU CAN EVEN MANUALLY KNEAD THIS DOUGH, THE SHORTENING AND EGGS MAKE IT AN EASY CANDIDATE FOR KNEADING.
STARTING WITH THE FRESH BATCH OF INGREDIENTS BEATS NOTHING, IF YOU LIVE IN A COLD AREA LIKE ME, NO PROBLEM KEEPING EVERYTHING AWAY FROM HEAT...