Tonight’s dinner – a bowl of warm Mexican corn soup and homemade honeycomb buns… yummy and goodness for all!! There is nothing better than the aroma of freshly baked bread in a house – warm, fluffy and delicious! These are just plain buns, baked in a honeycomb or beehive pattern – so light and airy.
RECIPE DETAIL – Adapted from my pav recipe, I have used the same measurements except the flour. Recipe is pretty simple and straightforward, follow the step by step guide to a perfect dinner buns. Secrets to perfect bread recipe is –
- Proofing of the yeast. They are yeast pavs, but adding baking powder makes them feather light and extremely soft.
- First resting/rising time
- Kneading the dough after the rising time. This step is necessary – if the dough is not kneaded well, buns will turn out dense. Dough elasticity and gluten formation is enhanced by kneading.
Once the dough has risen, knead it thoroughly, give it a round shape and arrange them in a baking bowl in a beehive pattern. Cover and let it rise again for 30-40 minutes. They will spread and form a perfect honeycomb/beehive pattern. Brush the buns with butter and sprinkle herb of your choice. If you have some garlic salt in your pantry- sprinkle that for extra flavor, but again it’s optional.
Bake @400 degree F for 12-15 minutes. In this time frame, buns are baked but not brown from the top. To give it a rich brown color, broil it for 2-3 SECONDS until that color is attained. Be around and keep an eye on the buns. Soft, airy and fluffy buns are ready.