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Homemade Onion Buns

Preparing Time: 40 min    Proving: 1.5 hour
Bake time: 15-20 min
1 tbls warm tap water
12 g fresh yeast or 5 g instant yeast (1 1/2 teaspoon)
1 tsp sugar

Dissolve the yeast in the water

Dissolve the yeast in 1 tbls of the warm water, add the sugar, stir and set aside for 5 minutes. Oil thinly a glass bowl. 

220 ml homemade buttermilk or 190 ml full fat milk
350 gr bread flour
1.5  tsp salt
1tbls warm tap water
Place the bread flour in a bowlAdd saltAdd the yeastAdd the homemade buttermilk
Heat gently the buttermilk or milk. 
Place the flour and salt in a mixing bowl of the stand mixer equipped with the hokk dough. Add the dissolved yeast, the buttermilk (or milk) and water. Mix on medium speed until you get smooth dough.
20 g soft unsalted butter
The onion buns doughKnead the doughThe dough


Add the butter and mix until the dough is shiny and the butter well incorporated. Place the dough on the worktop and knead. The dough should be elastic and shine. 
The dough before the fermentationThe dough doubled in size Tip the dough in the glass bowl, cover with cling film and set aside. Let it rise for about 1-1.5 hours or until it doubles in size. 
2 small onions or 1 large
Peal off the white onionCut the onion in the small cubes
Cut the onion into small cubes. 
50 g unsalated butter
1 pinch sea salt
Melt the unsalted butter on a panCook the onion until soft but not browned
Place the butter in a pan and melt gently on the low heat. Add the onion and salt, cook about 15-20 min but don’t let the onion to get browned.
½ tsp poppy seeds

Add the poppy seedsThe cooked onion with the poppy seeds

Add the poppy seeds and set the onion aside. Let it cool. 
Place the dough on the worktopCut the dough into halvesCut the dough into 8 equal piecesRoll the balls and set aside for 10 minutes
Heat the oven to 200 ºC, gas mark 6.
Place the proven dough on the lightly floured worktop, form the disc and divide it into the 8 equal pieces. Form 8 balls and let them sit for 10 minutes to relax the dough.

1 small egg

Make a well in each discFill each well with the cooked onionThe disc filled with the cooked onion


Brush each disc with the eggwash
Take a ball and form a disc. Place the disc on the baking sheet and press down with your fingers to form a well. Fill it with cooked onion. Repeat with the rest of the balls. Brush the onion buns with the egg wash?.
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Pop the tray with the onion buns into the oven and bake approx. 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit. Serve warm with unsalted butter.


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