Morning Bread / Buns / Hamburger

Ingredients
500 g (4.5 cups) All purpose flour
25 g (2 Tablespoon) Butter
25 g (2 Tablespoon) Sugar (If you want to have a sweet taste, otherwise reduce the quantity, e.g., 1 teaspoon)
12 g (2 Teaspoon) Yeast
275 ml Milk
1/8 teaspoon Salt
2 eggs (1 egg beaten with 1-2 Tablespoon water)
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds.

Preparation
1. Mix milk and butter and warm them until all the butter is melted and milk is luke warm.
2. Add sugar, salt, and yeast  in it OR add these in flour, if you are not using the fresh yeast or yeast which doesn’t require activation.
3. Knead the dough with the liquid ingredients. If the dough is dry or hard, add some more luke warm milk. Knead the dough with palm of your hand at-least for 10 minutes.
4. Cover the dough with the wet cloth and let it raise for 1 to 1.5 hour.
5. Punch the dough to bring all the air out.
6. Roll the dough and divide into 5-10 (depending upon size) portions. Shape each portion and put them in the tray which you want to put in the oven.
7. Cover the shaped buns and let it rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until they are atleast double in the size.
8. Brush the egg and sprinkle the sesame seeds. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 C or 375 F for 15 minutes. Place the baking tray in the center of the oven.

Tips:
1. Sprinkle little (sea) salt with the sesame seeds, if you have reduced the amount of sugar.
2. Put a bowl of boiling water in the base of oven or spray in the oven boiling water to generate steam.

Other Recipes:
1. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/2627/hamburger-bun
2. http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/all/episode.php?episodenumber=453&screen=3&sortby=
3. http://pengskitchen.blogspot.se/2012/10/hamburger-buns.html

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