Judy's Buns

Discussion in 'Breads' started by smokinal, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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!!!

    Bear
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well I missed this one... Wow..... nice rolls........  [​IMG]  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
     
  3. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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!!

    Al
    Judy thanks you for the compliment John!!

    Al
     
  5. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Put recipe in favs. Awsome!
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

      Thanks Dave!

    Al
     
  7. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for the compliment!

    Let us know how they turn out.

    Al
     
  9. 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.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2016
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Jut noticed these buns on the carousel. Nice!

    Points for Judy!
     
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks DB!!

    I'll tell her!!

    Al
     
  13. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    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!
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

     
  15. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    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.
     
  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
  17. 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. 
     
  18. Question, why are half covered with sesame and the other with poppy seeds? Does the poppy make them taste more like hard rolls?
     
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I like poppy seeds & Judy likes sesame seeds. Need I say more?  

    Al
     
  20. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    Good job Al....   ....[​IMG]...[​IMG]....[​IMG]....[​IMG]....
     

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