Bun1This is the first time i’m posting a baked item after I got my new oven. I love baking much more than usual cooking. I had bookmarked a lot of items, including cookies, cakes, tarts, quiches,etc. etc. from a long time to try out. Now I’m glad that i’ll be able to make them soon.

This recipe is from one of my favorite food blogs, Mariasmenu. I have made this once pretty long ago and they turned out very well then. This time I wanted to add a personal touch to it so I decided to make a different filling. So I came up with the idea of ‘tuna filling’. This filling is something that I have made numerous times but always for tuna sandwiches.

Ok now coming to the recipe:

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Servings: 8 to 10 usual sized buns

Ingredients:

  • Plain flour – 3 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Yeast – 1 tbsp
  • Egg – 1 no.
  • Warm water – 2tbs
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Oil-1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 3tbsp
  • Egg-1, beaten for egg wash

For the filling:

  • Tuna – 1 can
  • Onion – 3 nos (chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Capsicum – 1 medium (chopped)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black Pepper powder – as required
  • Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup – 3 tbsp

Method:

  • In a bowl mix together warm water, 3 tbsp sugar and yeast using a wooden spoon and leave aside for 10 mins.
  • Boil milk in a saucepan and allow to cool. Once cooled, add oil and 1 egg and mix well.
  • Mix together half of the plain flour and salt in a separate bowl. Pour in the milk and yeast mixture and combine together. Add in the remaining flour little at a time and knead until a soft dough  is formed. But note that the dough should not be sticky. Leave it for about 1 to 2 hours or till it becomes double in volume.
  • Punch it down, knead and divide it into equal sized balls. Roll out the balls and place a little tuna filling in the center and shape it back into balls. Place them on a baking tray and prove for 10 mins.
  • Apply egg wash over the buns and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Place on a wire rack and cool.

For the filling:

  • Heat some oil in a pan and saute the onion till it turns pink. Add in the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute more. Add salt, pepper powder and soy sauce.
  • After a minute add in the tuna and cook for about 5 minutes. Finally add in the chopped capsicum and tomato ketchup and mix and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove and allow to cool.

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