Black sesame milk buns

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Mary-Linh Tran

Junior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
80
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-10+
140 g black sesame seeds
370 g bread flour
120 ml water (lukewarm)
120 ml milk (lukewarm)
7 g active dry yeast
100 g sugar
165 g unsalted butter (melted)
egg
1 tsp salt
vegetable oil
milk
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • pot (small)
  • whisk
  • bowl (small)
  • stand mixer with dough hook
  • bowl (large)
  • kitchen towel
  • food processor
  • bench scraper
  • rolling pin
  • oven
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • pastry brush

Nutrition per serving

Cal
387
Protein
8 g
Fat
22 g
Carb
41 g
  • Step 1/5

    To make the tangzhong mixture, add some flour and water to a pot over medium heat. Whisk constantly until tangzhong thickens, approx. 5 - 7 min. Transfer tangzhong to a small bowl and set aside to cool.
    • 50 g bread flour
    • 120 ml water (lukewarm)
    • pot (small)
    • whisk
    • bowl (small)

    To make the tangzhong mixture, add some flour and water to a pot over medium heat. Whisk constantly until tangzhong thickens, approx. 5 - 7 min. Transfer tangzhong to a small bowl and set aside to cool.

  • Step 2/5

    Add lukewarm milk to a stand mixer bowl. Add yeast and half the sugar. Mix gently until sugar is incorporated. Let rest for 5 min. so the yeast can activate. Mix on low speed. Then add remaining flour, some butter, egg, salt, and tangzhong. Once ingredients are incorporated, increase the mixing speed and mix until a smooth dough forms. Shape the dough into a ball and drizzle some oil over it. Cover and let rise, approx. 1 hr.
    • 120 ml milk (lukewarm)
    • 7 g active dry yeast
    • 50 g sugar
    • 55 g unsalted butter
    • egg
    • 1 tsp salt
    • vegetable oil
    • stand mixer with dough hook
    • bowl (large)
    • kitchen towel

    Add lukewarm milk to a stand mixer bowl. Add yeast and half the sugar. Mix gently until sugar is incorporated. Let rest for 5 min. so the yeast can activate. Mix on low speed. Then add remaining flour, some butter, egg, salt, and tangzhong. Once ingredients are incorporated, increase the mixing speed and mix until a smooth dough forms. Shape the dough into a ball and drizzle some oil over it. Cover and let rise, approx. 1 hr.

  • Step 3/5

    To make the black sesame paste, add black sesame seeds to a food processor and blend until finely ground. Then add remaining sugar and butter and pulse into a smooth paste. On a floured work surface, divide dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a small rectangle. Spread some black sesame paste over the dough, leaving a small border around.
    • 140 g black sesame seeds
    • food processor
    • bench scraper
    • rolling pin

    To make the black sesame paste, add black sesame seeds to a food processor and blend until finely ground. Then add remaining sugar and butter and pulse into a smooth paste. On a floured work surface, divide dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a small rectangle. Spread some black sesame paste over the dough, leaving a small border around.

  • Step 4/5

    Carefully roll dough into a log, then halve with a knife lengthwise. Braid the two strands together, keeping the filling side up as you braid. Gently stretch the braid and shape into a loose knot, tucking one end underneath the bun and the other end over the top. Repeat this process with remaining dough.

    Carefully roll dough into a log, then halve with a knife lengthwise. Braid the two strands together, keeping the filling side up as you braid. Gently stretch the braid and shape into a loose knot, tucking one end underneath the bun and the other end over the top. Repeat this process with remaining dough.

  • Step 5/5

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Transfer buns to a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover with a dish towel. Let proof for approx. 20 min. When ready to bake, brush the buns with some milk. Bake for approx. 15 - 20 min. or until golden brown. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!
    • milk
    • oven
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper
    • pastry brush

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Transfer buns to a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover with a dish towel. Let proof for approx. 20 min. When ready to bake, brush the buns with some milk. Bake for approx. 15 - 20 min. or until golden brown. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

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