This year we are having our Christmas a bit early as the little ones grandparents are going on a holiday. We will be celebrating with them this Saturday. Part of our holiday traditions involve an appetizer cook day. This year we made bread rolls with two types of fillings, ham and cheese puffs and these sausage buns. Here’s how we did it.
Start with a basic bread recipe.
Put two cups flour into a bowl with 1 Tbsp dry active yeast and 1 tsp sea salt.
Heat 2 cups milk with 2 Tbsp butter and 2 tsp honey. When very warm but not hot add the liquid to the flour and yeast. Mix well and the let sit 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes has elapsed work in up to 3 more cups of flour kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise until double about an hour.
While rising brown 1 pound of sausage meat. Let cool then add two eggs and spices. We added garlic and chilli pepper flakes. You could add any spices that you like. An Italian blend would taste taste good.
When the dough is risen pinch off a small amount of dough and form a disc, put some filling inside and pull the dough around the filling pinching it shut to form a golfball sized bun.
Bake the buns at 400 degrees until brown on top, 15-20 minutes. When hot out of the oven brush with butter.
Spicy Sausage Buns
5 cups unbleached or whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp honey
1 pound ground sausage
2 Tbsp granulated garlic
1 Tbsp chilli flakes or other seasoning of choice.
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