Regular SWEET BUNS – “BULOCHKI”

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This is a recipe for regular sweet buns with yeast. It’s been a very long time since I made them because they contain yeast and lots of flour. So, if you are on a diet, maybe it’s not for you. I don’t think this is the healthiest recipe, but I tried to adjust the ingredients to make them better. And of course, they are much much better than the ones I see on supermarket aisles. Homemade is always better! Of course, if you use better ingredients.

I used regular yeast Red Star active dry yeast, which is non-GMO certified. There is Organic yeast for baking on Amazon too.

For the flour, I used “Great River” Organic all-purpose flour, which I got from Costco.

The video recipe is coming soon.

sweet buns recipe

SWEET BUNS recipe (“Bulochki”)

Ingredients:

Glaze (optional):

Notes:

* Initially, I added only 2 tablespoons of sugar, but it was not enough at all. So, 1/2 cup of sugar will be just right for the sweet buns. If you are not intending to make them sweet, then 1-2 tablespoon will be enough.

Instructions:

  1. Warm up the milk till it’s 40C, but don’t make it too hot otherwise the yeast will die.
  2. Mix the warm milk, yeast, sugar, and 3 tablespoons of flour in a bowl. Cover the lid and place in the oven with the light on. Turning the oven light will keep the oven warm, so the yeast activates. You can cover the bowl with a blanket if you don’t want to put it in the oven. The mixture needs to stay warm so that the yeast can be activated. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  3. The yeasty mixture starts foaming. At this time, add 2 egg whites to the yeasty mixture, but don’t add the egg yolks. We will need the yolks to spread on the top of the buns.
  4. Sift 5 cups of flour. Add 1 cup of melted coconut oil or vegetable oil. Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Knead a soft dough. Add more flour when it sticks too much, but add gradually as adding too much flour will make the dough too heavy.
  5. Knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  6. Cover the dough, and let it stay in a warm place for 1 hour. The best place for the dough to stay is in the oven with the oven light on. The oven light will keep the oven warm, just enough for the dough to rise. Don’t let the dough stay in a cold place, doing so will prevent the dough from rising. Alternatively, you can cover the bowl with the dough with a thick blanket to keep it warm.
  7. After 1 hour, or after the dough rises well (about 3-4 times of its original volume), its time to form the buns.
  8. There are lots of ways of forming buns. I made 2 different ones, which you can see in the video recipe (coming soon).
  9. Shape the buns, and put them on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover the buns with a clean kitchen towel. Let the buns increase in volume for about 20-30 minutes.
  10. After the buns rise, turn on the oven and preheat to 350F.
  11. Bake the buns in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. The length of baking also depends on the buns’ size, so check on your buns. They are ready when they get light brown on the top, and harden on the bottom. Let cool.
  12. If you want to cover your buns with a glaze, then simply mix 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk or water. Spread on the cooled buns.

sweet buns recipe

sweet buns recipe

SWEET BUNS recipe

Ingredients

  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Virgin Coconut oil melted - 1 cup
  • Organic All-purpose Flour - 5-6 cups
  • Active Dry Yeast - 1 teaspoon
  • 2 Eggs
  • Himalayan Sea Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Organic Cane sugar - 1/2 cup*

Glaze (optional)

  • Coconut sugar - 3 tablespoons
  • Milk or water - 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  • Warm up the milk till it's 40C, but don't make it too hot otherwise the yeast will die.
  • Mix the warm milk, yeast, sugar, and 3 tablespoons of flour in a bowl. Cover the lid and place in the oven with the light on. Turning the oven light will keep the oven warm, so the yeast activates. You can cover the bowl with a blanket if you don't want to put it in the oven. The mixture needs to stay warm so that the yeast can be activated. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  • The yeasty mixture starts foaming. At this time, add 2 egg whites to the yeasty mixture, but don't add the egg yolks. We will need the yolks to spread on the top of the buns.
  • Sift 5 cups of flour. Add 1 cup of melted coconut oil or vegetable oil. Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Knead a soft dough. Add more flour when it sticks too much, but add gradually as adding too much flour will make the dough too heavy.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Cover the dough, and let it stay in a warm place for 1 hour. The best place for the dough to stay is in the oven with the oven light on. The oven light will keep the oven warm, just enough for the dough to rise. Don't let the dough stay in a cold place, doing so will prevent the dough from rising. Alternatively, you can cover the bowl with the dough with a thick blanket to keep it warm.
  • After 1 hour, or after the dough rises well (about 3-4 times of its original volume), its time to form the buns.
  • There are lots of ways of forming buns. I made 2 different ones, which you can see in the video recipe (coming soon).
  • Shape the buns, and put them on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover the buns with a clean kitchen towel. Let the buns increase in volume for about 20-30 minutes.
  • After the buns rise, turn on the oven and preheat to 350F.
  • Bake the buns in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. The length of baking also depends on the buns' size, so check on your buns. They are ready when they get light brown on the top, and harden on the bottom. Let cool.
  • If you want to cover your buns with a glaze, then simply mix 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk or water. Spread on the cooled buns.

Notes

* Initially, I added only 2 tablespoons of sugar, but it was not enough at all. So, 1/2 cup of sugar will be just right for the sweet buns. If you are not intending to make them sweet, then 1-2 tablespoon will be enough. 
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Hi! My name is Feruza. I am from sunny Uzbekistan. Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys and have a wonderful supportive husband. I hold Masters' degree in Multimedia Engineering, but at this moment, I am just a Mom. With all my love to my family, I try to nourish them with wholesome foods always trying and experimenting new recipes. My hobbies are languages, healthy lifestyle, nourishing food, books, sewing, knitting, DIYs, homeschooling, and much more! I felt the need of my own corner where I could collect all of my favorite recipes and information without losing them. And here it is! Enjoy!

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