Friday, October 24, 2014

Homemade Eggless Burger Buns ~ Step by Step Pictures

I decided to do at least two weeks of BM in this space as well, seeing how badly I need the push factor to get going. I guess there are moments in life when you simply want to shut down everything and just close your eyes and sleep. Yay, simply sleep. I strongly embrace the thought that life is just too short to be wasted sleeping. This thought has seen me through many nights and days, without a wink, trying to do as many things as I could.

However for the first time in my life, I felt I should simply not bother on anything and l should just forget I have two blogs that need to be actively fed with new recipes. Infact off late my quality of recipes have gone very bad. I no longer seem to have the zeal to think for much interesting dishes, dishes that hardly would get my family's fancy. If all I want to make is a simply chutney, I just do.
Life is not that simple right, we carry on, carry on with the thought that this might be a freak period in life that comes to everybody, and one fine day you wake up and think it was just a dream. Anyway reasons are quite simple, work life and family life has become so hectic. Though it wasn't as hectic it was some seven summers back, when we had infant babies on hand, yet I blogged non stop on daily basis.

Maybe I need to wait for my mojo to come back. I strongly believe, what goes, comes back. So with that thought in mind, I present the Tame the Yeast Challenge, we took upon on ourselves. This month we had Gayathri and Priya Suresh Challenging us to make some Eggless Burger Buns. Unfortunately I didn't find enough time to make the second one.

So I made Gayathri's Eggless Burger Buns and planned on some long pending versions of dishes with these burgers. The recipe was supposed to make 4 buns, however I made smaller ones and got 6 buns. Konda as always, loved it so much and wouldn't let me get on with the recipes I had in mind. I told her that I would surely be baking these again.

Konda was all for eating these as such, however I told her, with the given time I had on hand, I simply couldn't afford to bake another batch right away.



Eggless Burger Buns

Preparation Time - 15 - 20 mins
Resting time for first rise - 2 hrs
Second Rise - 45 mins
Baking Time - 25 mins at 170 C

Makes 6 small Buns

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose Flour / Maida -1 & 3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter - 1 tbsp
Curd / Yogurt - 1/4 cup + a pinch of Baking Soda (this acts as the egg substitute)
Sugar - 1/8 cup
Luke Warm Water - 1/3 - 1/2 cup
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Instant Yeast -1/2 tbs (If using dry yeast use the same amount)

How to make the eggless burger buns

In a wide bowl add the flour, salt, sugar, butter, yeast and curd baking powder mixture.

Add water slowly to knead into a soft and slightly sticky dough. Start from 1/4 cup of water and slowly add water by tablespoon. I used about 1/2 cup.

Continue kneading till you get a soft pliable dough. This takes about 10 - 15 mins. This is to ensure gluten is developed. 

Then oil the mixing bowl, place the dough and keep it covered till it doubles. It took me nearly an hour and half, as I had kept in a pre heated oven. Else it might take more time if the weather is not hot.

When the dough is doubled in volume, punch it down and knead it again.

Divide the dough into 6 equal parts. Roll each ball by cupping it inside the palm and rolling it in circles until you get a smooth finish.

In a greased baking tray, place the balls with enough place for rising. Next latten each ball and keep it covered with a towel until it doubles.

When the time is almost up for baking, preheat oven to 170C.  When the balls are ready, brush the top with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15-25 minutes or until the top is golden.

Remove the tray from oven and brush the buns with melted butter.

Allow it to cool completely before handling.
Notes:

The temperature you bake also depends on the baking tray you use. If you use black tray, bake it at lower temperature. The recipe asks for 160C, however mine has only 170C.

Also I was not planning on making typical burgers but something else, so for that sake, I had to make these smaller. Come back tomorrow to check out what all I made!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Deepavali Greetings 2014!

I wish all my readers and friends a very happy Deepavali!

I leave you with our favorite Rava Laddoos and Gulab Jamuns

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