Tracy's Nest

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Raisin Buns

It has been quite some time since I blogged about food. Destinee loves to eat raisin buns so I purposely went to my friend's (Ah Nee) place to learn how to make them.
Recipe and method of making Raisin Buns:

Ingredients A:
300 g. High Protein Flour
5 g. Milk Powder (u can always curi from ur kid)
3 g. Bread Improver (optional)

Ingredients B:
50 g. Castor Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
30 g. Egg (don't throw away the extra, need it later for brushing on buns)
180 g. cold water (from the fridge)
7.5 g. Instant Yeast

Ingedients C:
15 g. Butter
15 g. Shortening

Raisins (amount, up to u), I added 3x the amount stated in the recipe.

1) Preheat oven at 180 degrees C.
2) Combine ingredients A & B to form a dough.
3) Add C, knead until smooth and elastic.
4) Mix in raisins and combine.
5) Divide into 40 g. each. Let them prove for 10 mins. Roll and shape into balls.
6) Arrange them into greased tin. Cover and let them prove till double in size.
7) Brush buns with egg.
8) Bake at 180 degrees C for 20-25 mins.

Easy, rite? The only thing u need is to spend time waiting for the dough and buns to be proved.

Destinee presenting the ingredients.

Cannot see? The top picture was a request from Des to take a pic together with the ingredients. Okay, a closer look here:

Front: salt, butter, shortening, yeast, egg, sugar
Back: Flour, milk powder, cold water, raisins.

Kneaded dough

Proved dough

Dough divided into 40 g. each.

Buns placed into greased tin to be proved further.

Buns proved to double in size.

Baked raisin buns.

Yummy, yummy raisin buns

The extra big bun is from the extra dough.
Too lazy to shape it into balls,
so just dump the whole dough onto a plate and bake.
p/s: Ah Nee, thank u so much (muaks). The buns were still soft the day after.


At Wed Jul 15, 02:48:00 PM, Blogger Jess said...

I yet to try on buns so far!

use hand to knead? for how long?

your Ah Nee really a good cook & hardworking too.

At Wed Jul 15, 03:05:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Jess - Ooops, I should have mentioned to use the electric mixer to knead until all ingredients are mixed and when u feel the dough is like elastic. Use hands oso can but will be too tiring.

Oh yes, Ah Nee loves to bake cakes and buns not only for her family, she loves to share her baking experience with friends too. She just recently baked a 'doll cake' for her niece's daughter.

At Thu Jul 16, 09:44:00 AM, Blogger coffeesncookies said...

nice wor..always wanted to lay my hands on a bread dough but never started. hmm... must embark on this project. BTW, where did you get the big baking tin ?

At Thu Jul 16, 11:26:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

coffeesncookies - U're interested in making bread too? Good, u can try this. Not necessary to put in raisins, u can just bake plain or u criss-cross the buns and sprinkle some sugar on top before putting them into the oven.

I've got big, small, round, square, deep, shallow baking tins *heehee*. U can get the baking tin from any of the shops which sells bakery utensils and ingredients. I got mine from Yen Bakery.

At Fri Jul 17, 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Magictree said...

eh...not a lot of work meh? I thot buy faster. Now if I'm your neighbour, I'll buy fresh buns from you!!! How nice!

At Thu Jul 23, 10:43:00 PM, Blogger slavemom said...

The bread looks really good. But someone lazy like me wud think it's too much work. :p

At Fri Jul 24, 02:26:00 PM, Blogger Zara's Mama said...

Wah.. she must 'pai-poh-see' with the ingredients ah?

At Tue Jul 28, 02:36:00 PM, Blogger Jasmine said...

Wow! So great for sharing this recipe to us! How nice is it? I like it! I know wat to do on my next project lor! TQ.
I have set up an online business for selling kids wear, feel free please visit my site at First batch ordering date will be closed on 3/8/09. TQ for your support.

At Sun Aug 02, 11:02:00 PM, Blogger Fishbee said...

wah, look so nice yoyoyo.Destinee must like it.
this is my blog,welcome n look:-)

At Mon Aug 03, 02:07:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Magictree - Buy faster - ya, dat was what Pappy said too and he even said 'why take all the trouble?' *duh* Haiya, it's the satisfying feel, u know?

Ginie - Lazy? Then no choice lor. Hahaha!

Zara's mama - She even wanted to 'pai-poh-see' when the bread were ready but the tin was too hot for her to hold *heehee*

Jasmine - Sure, will drop by ur 'store'.

Fish Bee - Oh yes, she loves the raisins the most. Hahaha!

Goody, goody, at last u've a blog. Will drop by every now and then.


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