Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jack & Sally Lunn Buns

After the cookie drop off this morning (and not running into any parade traffic), Jen sent me home with some vegan Daiya Cheese in wedge form.  Bub is really happy to eat a proper cheeseburger for dinner.  He mos def needs a proper bun too!

Sally Lunn is typically a sweet bread served with fruit or cream.  I am making them into Lunn buns and will brush some with the expected sugar glaze and some with cracked black pepper.  Big D suggested the pepper for the burger buns.  SUPAH smart!

1 package dry yeast
3-4 cups GF baking mix
1 cup plain soymilk
3 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Additional 2 tablespoons melted margarine for brushing

Grease a baking sheet and preheat oven to 425.

In mixer, stir together 2 cups of the baking mix and the package of yeast.

Heat the soymilk, margarine, sugar and salt until 120 degrees.  I use the microwave and gave the margarine a head start on its own in the measuring cup (15 seconds) and then added the soymilk, sugar, salt then heated for an additional one minute and 11 seconds.

Pour liquid over the flour and yeast.  Beat on medium for 30 seconds.  Scrape down sides of bowl and beat again for 3 minutes.  It is really smooth and silky.  Slowly add more baking mix on low until it just begins to hold together.  Use a wooden spoon or spatula and stir in small amounts of baking mix until you have a nice smooth dough.  It should still be soft so don't dry it out with too much baking mix.  A nice soft dough that is not sticky.

Divide dough in half.  Each half will make 4 buns.  Roll the dough into balls with smooth tops and place on greased cookie sheet.  Cover with plastic wrap and a towel.  Allow to rise on top of your preheating oven until doubled in size.

Remove towel and plastic wrap. Brush with melted margarine. Don't discard the melted margarine that you don't use here because you will use it again.

Bake at 425 for 7 minutes. Remove from oven to brush again with melted margarine. Return to oven for an additional 4 minutes, until golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheets onto wire racks.

Boil together 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons sugar.  Brush over the Sally buns.

For the Jack buns, brush buns with melted margarine and grind some pepper over them.

These buns are simply meant to be.

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