Kitchen Corner

January 25, 2010

Peanut Butter Buns

I still feel that this water roux recipe is great! With the same recipe, it could makes different kind of sweet buns including this peanut butter buns. There turn out real soft! I used my homemade sugar free peanut butter so I find it not sweet enough. Please use a good peanut butter like the brand of PLANTERS (oh..I love it) or any organic 100% pure peanut butter for better texture.

Ingredients: (A) 210g bread flour / 56g plain flour / 20g milk powder / 42g sugar / 1/2 teaspoon salt / 6g instant yeast (B) 30g eggs / 85g water / 84g water roux (refer to water roux recipe) (C) 22g butter (D) some peanut butter and chopped peanut

Recipe for the water dough "water roux": Cook 125 water with 25g bread flour at medium low heat, keep stirring until it become thicken and no lumps left (please don't over cooked it!). 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 roux here would be more than a recipe required, please according to the amount of the recipe required and do not add more or less.

How I made it:

  1. Put all the ingredients (A) and (B) for kneading until it form a dough. Add the butter (C) little by little and continue the kneading process until smooth and elastic and the dough no more sticking at the side of the mixing bowl (this method for dough hook kneading mixer, if using bread machine, add all the ingredients (A)(B) and (C) together. Let it proof for 40 minutes in a clean bowl cover with cling wrap.
  2. Divide the dough into 9 portions. Round them into small balls and rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Flatten the dough with your a rolling pin and roll it out in longish shape. Spread some peanut butter jam and use a sharp knife to cut 4 to 5 lines then twist it and tight them up. Place them into muffin cups and proof for 40 minutes.
  4. Egg wash the top of the doughs and sprinkle some chopped peanuts.
  5. Bake at a 180C preheated oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy!


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wow...the peanut buns looks yummy! Peanut butter is also my top list comfort food. ;) Sometimes I wish I can just use a spoon and scoop out to eat the peanut butter, hahaha! Too heaty! Thanks for sharing.

Josephine said...

Hi.. I love all that u've made particularly this one. Can u be more specific on the 3rd instruction? Any photos to show how u do it? I love the shape..

Passionate About Baking said...

Wow Grace, this sounds really good. You know, my children likes the brand-Peter Pan peanut butter. They love the crunchiness in the peanuts.
Btw, remind me how to make peanut butter when we meet. :p Sounds good to have homemade peanut butter! :) Thanks!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Your bun look yummy !! Did you try before "Oleh bread" , very soft bread too.

Quinn said...

Use Nutella!!!! Try it, taste so good!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Grace, I borrowed the 65degree water roux book again (3rd time!), and I think I am almost ready to give it a try, I can't help it since I can't be your neighbour I have to try making these buns myself ;p Thanks for the inspiriation!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Bee,
Haha... I think we've the same habits. I like peanut butter too!

Hi Josephine,
So sorry for my lousy instruction. Would you mind to give me your email address and I'll send you the pictures. Thanks!

Hi Jane,
Sure, it's too simple to make. I think I should try out the peter pan brand once I finish my homemade one.

Hi Sonia,
Thanks! By the way, may I know what is Oleh Bread?

Hi Quinn,
Oh.. I believe that nutella would taste much nicer. Definately try it next round. Cheers!

I'm sure you could come out with something very nice! Happy Baking!

Ronni said...

Hi Grace,

This peanut butter bread looked great! Could I have the pics for the 3rd step as well? I was abit lost on that one. Thanks!


Josephine said...

Hi! Thanks for the kind reply. My email add is I plan to try them out this weekend! Thank you!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi galronni,
Could you please give me you email address and will email the pictures to you. Cheers!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Josephine,
Please check your email yea! Happy Baking!

Rita said...

Hi thanks for the receipe. My family loves peanut butter and I would like to make this for them. Can I have the pictures on your 3rd step because I am lost as well?

My email address is Thanks!

Dazzeedoo said...

Hi Grace,
I know I'm late to the Peanut Butter buns party. Your work is so beautiful. If you have a moment- could you please send me the photo of step 3, so I can try my hand at them( Thank-you.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Dazzeedoo,
I'm very sorry that I don't have any photo for the step 3. Can I recommend you to have a look on Happy Home Baking website
She has got good pictures which is quite similar one. Cheers!

Tam Dang said...

Dear Ms. Grace,

could you pls kindly explain more about step;

Spread some peanut butter jam and use a sharp knife to cut 4 to 5 lines then twist it and tight them up.

I not clear about cut 4 to 5 lines, then twist and tight them up

Thanks and regards,
Tam Dang