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Judy's Buns

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  Thanks Bear, and thanks for the points!

I remember when I was here before the same thing happened with the snow, but you lost electricity for a few days.

I'm glad I'm here in Florida, but even here our weather has not been good.

Al
That was probably the storm we got in "October". It was a wet snow that dropped 18". And since it was October, all of the leaves were still in the trees, which meant much of the snow stuck to the leaves in the trees, and the weight tore trees down all over our area. Our woods sounded like a war-zone with trees dropping like crazy all day & night, and a lot of wires came down with the trees & limbs.

We lost electric that time, and it took 6 days for the Power company to get this far out. What a Mess!!!

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Well I missed this one... Wow..... nice rolls........  
 she definatley got them down pat...... What weight are you going with when you seperate the dough?...... I've been using the king arthur unbleached all  purpose flour and bought the king arthur bread flower like she used but havent tried it yet. My last batch, the crust came out soft and flakey like it should. I dont know what caused it to get that way. Some things I did differently were I kept the dough moister and a little sticky. I also didnt work the dough before my last roll rise and I let them rise upside down then flipped them and rested them for another 2 hrs with a damp towel on top of them then I egg washed and sprinkled the poppy seeds... I love the poppy seeds....................

Your buns look great Judy....lol

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Great looking Buns Judy...I know how satisfying it can be baking something that comes out looking and tasting great. 

I had the same experience with pizza dough.  Home made is always greater than the store bought.

Nice job,

John
 

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Well I missed this one... Wow..... nice rolls........  
 she definatley got them down pat...... What weight are you going with when you seperate the dough?...... I've been using the king arthur unbleached all  purpose flour and bought the king arthur bread flower like she used but havent tried it yet. My last batch, the crust came out soft and flakey like it should. I dont know what caused it to get that way. Some things I did differently were I kept the dough moister and a little sticky. I also didnt work the dough before my last roll rise and I let them rise upside down then flipped them and rested them for another 2 hrs with a damp towel on top of them then I egg washed and sprinkled the poppy seeds... I love the poppy seeds....................

Your buns look great Judy....lol

joe
She weighs the whole ball of dough, then divides that by 16. I think the last batch were 61 grams each. The crust on hers is crispy like French bread, and the buns are chewy. She only lets the buns rise the last time until they double in size, about 40 minutes. Also instead of a towel she uses plastic wrap sprayed with Pam. Miss Judy thanks you for the compliment!!

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Great looking Buns Judy...I know how satisfying it can be baking something that comes out looking and tasting great. 

I had the same experience with pizza dough.  Home made is always greater than the store bought.

Nice job,

John
Judy thanks you for the compliment John!!

Al
 

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Those look great! I have been looking for a good bun recipe- will give this one a whirl. 
 

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Those look great! I have been looking for a good bun recipe- will give this one a whirl. 
Thanks for the compliment!

Let us know how they turn out.

Al
 

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Here are some of the breads I have done.  I love baking and typically make some breads every weekend.  This week I tried buns for hotdogs and brats (no pics sorry)

Notice the rolls in corner there

Here is the sandwich and fries put together.

Nothing like smelling some yeast bread making all day.
 
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Here are some of the breads I have done.  I love baking and typically make some breads every weekend.  This week I tried buns for hotdogs and brats (no pics sorry)

Notice the rolls in corner there

Here is the sandwich and fries put together.

Nothing like smelling some yeast bread making all day.
Looks like your quite an accomplished baker. Nice job!

When you are uploading pics, use the insert image icon at the top of the text box.

Then the pic will upload into the message, instead of a reference to a jpeg file.

Al
 

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Jut noticed these buns on the carousel. Nice!

Points for Judy!
 

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Al is your wife a bread guru?  I made some challah 2 weeks back (used an Oster bread machine).  It was great, but I would like to get it denser (was pretty "airy" if that makes sense).

Here's what I used:
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • settings = 2lbs, medium crust, basic bread (setting 1),3h 25min cook time
What piece does she recommend I tweak????  Thanks!
 

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Al is your wife a bread guru?  I made some challah 2 weeks back (used an Oster bread machine).  It was great, but I would like to get it denser (was pretty "airy" if that makes sense).

Here's what I used:
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water  1 cu water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 3/8 ounce
  • 1/3 cup honey no honey, 1/8 cu raw sugar + 1/8 white sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil no oil, just 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs extra large + 1 egg for brushing the top
  • 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tsp
  • 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3.5 cups
  • 2 tb poppy seeds for sprinkling on top of egg wash
  • settings = 2lbs, medium crust, basic bread (setting 1),3h 25min cook time 350 for 45 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
What piece does she recommend I tweak????  Thanks!

This is her recipe, but she doesn't use a bread machine. I don't think she knows how.

She makes it like original challah bread with 3 rolls braided together.

This makes 1 loaf.

Al
 

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HA thanks Al!  Yeah I dont know about all these changes in a bread machine.  I was hoping I could tweak one or two items.  Man you are a lucky guy.  Fresh bread from the Misses!!  Thanks for asking.
 

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HA thanks Al!  Yeah I dont know about all these changes in a bread machine.  I was hoping I could tweak one or two items.  Man you are a lucky guy.  Fresh bread from the Misses!!  Thanks for asking.
You should try baking bread in the oven instead of the bread machine.

I know it's easier in the machine, but the results are not the same.

This is just like smoking meat, you keep changing the recipe until you get it right.

Luckily Judy likes to bake & I like to smoke!

Al
 

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The buns /rolls look great, but what I really need is a hard roll/ Kaiser recipe. I saved both the French roll and the Challah bread recipes, as I'm just starting to bake. My wife is the baker and I'm the cook.  Works out great around the holidays.  Thanks for posting. 
 

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Question, why are half covered with sesame and the other with poppy seeds? Does the poppy make them taste more like hard rolls?
 

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Question, why are half covered with sesame and the other with poppy seeds? Does the poppy make them taste more like hard rolls?
I like poppy seeds & Judy likes sesame seeds. Need I say more?  

Al
 

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See there !!!!   Al knows how to keep Judy Happy....  Same here with Bride.... 

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