Thursday, June 5, 2014

Super-Soft Sub Buns!

I swear as I get older the days get shorter!! There's soooo much I want to accomplish in that gift that is 24 hrs. long. I have a "theory" my hubby laughs at - that the older one gets, the  smaller and smaller part of one's life a year becomes. For example: When you're two years old, a year is 1/2 of your entire life. When you're 40, a year is 1/40th of your life....and so on. Get it? I laugh when I tell people about my "theory"....I really don't expect anyone to buy into this idea - I just have to believe there's SOME reason that time goes by so very quickly as you age! Maybe it's that I've finally realized what a precious commodity time is and I don't want to waste a moment.......I want to spend it giving, laughing, building, teaching, helping, encouraging, enjoying, learning, creating, loving......

Even on those crazy, busy days, I like to take a moment or two making something for the table that allows me to incorporate some of those goals: giving, enjoying, creating....loving. One day last week, it was homemade sub buns for a quick hot sausage sandwich dinner. Boy, were they tasty!  Yay EZ DOH for helping me get in and out of the kitchen quickly.....and back to this crazy life!

Super-Soft Sub Buns!
1 1/3 Cup warm water
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp/packet Red Star Platinum yeast
3 ½-4  Cups Unbleached bread flour
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. cold butter, cubed

Combine yeast and warm water in EZ DOH bucket. Stir to dissolve. Let rest 1 minute.  Cut the butter into 3 ½ cups of flour. Add to water mixture, along with the salt. EZ DOH-it until dough is soft and smooth and flour is well incorporated, adding additional flour if necessary. (Don’t add too much flour – you don’t want a dry dough; better for this dough to be a little slack ) . Remove dough from bucket, spray bucket with cooking spray and replace dough. Cover and let rise until doubled. Divide dough into 6 pieces and shape into sub buns on a VERY lightly floured surface. (I take each piece, roll out slightly and then roll up, jelly-roll fashion- like a little torpedo J ) . Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise about 20 minutes. Bake at 375 for 18-25 minutes, or until golden.  Allow to cool before cutting.

Adapted from The Kitchen Whisperer recipe 


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