Bread, bread. I think everyone is making bread right now and honestly it makes sense. We have a lot of time in our hands and bread usually takes time, sadly, I have a lot of workload so during the week I don’t have that much time to cook – even if I’m at home. I still wanted to join everyone and feel included in this bread making adventure, so I tried making bread that didn’t take 10 hours. Then I realized I didn’t have any of the ingredients you usually use to make bread, but I persisted. I came up with a random recipe and honestly? The bread was delish. Paul Hollywood would probably find at least 20 flaws to my homemade bread buns recipe, but who cares, my tummy was happy.
🇫🇷 N’oubliez pas, la recette est en français tout en bas !
Ingredients to prepare these bread buns
- Whole wheat flour: Because it’s the only type of flour I had left at home, and supermarkets hadn’t had any in a while.
- Plant based milk: I chose soy milk for my bread, but you can use any.
- Salt: cause otherwise it will be really bland.
- Vinegar & honey.
- Baking powder.
How to prepare this homemade bread buns recipe
Alright, so as I have said, this was my first time making any type of bread. I started my recipe by mixing some milk and vinegar and letting it rest for 10 minutes. While that was happening, I mixed the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Once the 10 minutes passed, I mixed it all together and added some water. I kneaded the dough until it was on the drier side.
Then I shaped the dough in individual buns, I knew they were not going to grow a lot, because I wasn’t leaving the dough to rise, so I shaped my breads into 6 mini buns. The purpose of these were for breakfast/snacks, hence the smaller size. I added some seeds but then I realized that they were not going to hold because they weren’t properly mixed with the dough, so yeah.
After 20 minutes in the oven and some time to rest, I had six very beautiful bread buns ready to be eaten. They were tastier than i thought and they had quite the crunch to them (the right amount). So this was, in my humble opinion, a breadsuccess. I would give myself a Hollywood handshake but that’d only happen in my head.
More (bread?) to come
One thing that’s good about being home these days is that I can cook at lunchtime and take advantage of the beautiful natural light. So I’m cooking more “savory” recipes and making my lunches more beautiful and trying a lot of things. I have a bunch of recipes already prepared (and written) which will ensure a regular posting in the upcoming weeks (unless I get sick again, which please, no).
🎙️ Any recipes you’d like to see? This is the time to speak up! We have seen many things on tofucado, but maybe we are lacking on something? maybe more desserts? more breakfast food? I’m all ears, so go ahead and say it all !
Homemade Bread Buns (no yeast!) Recipe
- 3.5 cups of whole wheat flour + a bit extra when kneading
- ⅓ cup of soy milk or whatever plant based milk you want to use
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp vinegar (red wine)
- ½ tbsp honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven at 200ºC and put some parchment paper on an oven tray.
- In a bowl, put the milk with the vinegar and let it rest for around 10 minutes.
- In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Once the 10 minutes have passed, pour the milk batter into the flour one and add the water as you mix it.
- Knead the dough and add more flour if necessary.
- Use the dough and make it into six small buns. I did it this way because I wanted individual breakfast bread buns, but you can use the same batter and make larger bread buns (cooking time will be longer, though).
- Place the buns in the parched oven tray and cook them in the oven for around 20 minutes.
- Let them rest a bit and enjoy. We have eaten them for breakfast with butter & jam and also peanut butter.
Mini pains fait maison sans levure de pain – recette en français
- 450 gr farine complète (et un peu plus quand on va pétrir la pâte)
- 100ml boisson végétal de votre choix (j’ai utilisé un boisson de soja)
- 125ml d’eau
- 2 cuillères à soupe de sel
- 1 cuillère à soupe de vinaigre de vin rouge
- ½ cuillère à soupe de miel
- 1 cuillère à café de levure chimique
- Préchauffer le four à 200ºC et préparer un plateau de four avec du papier de cuisson.
- Dans un bol, mélanger le boisson végétal et le vinaigre et reposer pendant 10 minutes.
- Dans un autre bol, mélanger la farine, la levure et le sel.
- Une fois les 10 minutes sont passées, mélanger le bol de lait et vinaigre dans le bol de farine. Ajouter l’eau après et bien mélanger.
- On va maintenant pétrir un peu la pâte, vous pouvez ajouter plus de farine si vous trouvez que la pâte est trop humide.
- Utiliser la pâte pour faire 6 petit pains, vous pouvez faire des petit pains plus gros que la taille que j’ai fait, mais le temps de cuisson sera plus long.
- Mettre les petit pains dans le plateau de four et cuire pendant 20 minutes.
- Laisser reposer un petit peu, et vous pouvez les déguster ! Nous avons mangé ces petit pains avec du beurre et de la confiture pour le petit dej, et aussi avec du beurre de cacahuète.