I'm crazy making water roux bread recently as the satisfaction of finest result is great! All the recipes from this book 65C度汤种面包 are quite straight forward. This recipe has no much different from my previous attempts. It's just slightly different in shaping the dough.
I like to buy those cheesy bread strips whenever I pass by a bakery shop, (I've no idea how to name it, sorry! Please correct me if I'm wrong) it's one of my favorite bread. It's great that I can make it myself. Again, this recipe wasn't disappointed me.
Recipe for the 9 buns (approximately 60g for each dough):
195g bread flour / 90g plain flour / 12g milk powder / 30g caster sugar / 6g salt / 6g yeast / 60g beaten eggs / 65g water / 75g water roux / 45g unsalted butter / some pizza cheese or mix of shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese
Recipe for the water dough "water roux":
Cook 250g water with 50g bread flour at medium low heat, keep stirring until it become thicken and no lumps left. If you've a candy thermometer, measure it until the temperature turn to 65C then turn of the heat. I didn't measure it with thermometer, so I cook it until like a baby porridge. Transfer to a clean bowl and cover with a cling wrap to avoid skin forming. The amount of water dough here would be more than a recipe required, you could store it in a the fridge for 2 days, if the color turn to dark grey, feed the bin :P OK OK don't waste it, use it for making other doughs before it turn to dark grey color OK!
- Put all the buns ingredients for kneading until smooth and elastic and the dough no more sticking at the side of the mixing bowl. Let it proof for 40 minutes in a clean bowl cover with cling wrap.
- Divide the dough into even size of 9 portions and shape it into smooth ball shape. Let is rest for 10 minutes.
- Flatten each dough with your hand and roll it out in longish shape. Roll it up to a sausage shape and seal it tightly. Place on a baking tray and let the dough proof for 40 minutes.
- Egg wash the dough and sprinkle with some cheese and bake at 180C for 15 minutes. Enjoy!