These precious little things are what I call Buttery Little Pups. I made them last Sunday for the Easter Egg hunt. The taste is quite similar to dinner rolls but a little more sweet and buttery. We had them with Anchor cream spread, yum! The recipe is easy to follow perhaps even for beginners but shaping it into pups is more challenging for unexperienced bakers. If you’re unexperienced, another nice and easy alternative would be shaping the dough into croissant-like shape which I will also show below in pictures. But if you have any questions please leave them in the comment box below.
Yield : 7 to 9 pups (each is about the size of a hotdog bun )
1 Tablespoon instant yeast ( I use SAF brand )
1 Cup whole milk
1/3 Cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temp, lightly beaten
¾ teaspoon salt
110 grams unsalted butter
280grams Bread Flour + 280grams All Purpose Flour, mix both
Using a dough hook, turn on the Stand mixer to low and combine all ingredients in the order given except the butter and a cup of the flour mixture. Mix everything well then add the butter. On low-medium speed, mix well then add another half cup of the flour mixture just until a soft dough is formed.
In a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until elastic, approximately 10 minutes, adding the rest of the flour only if the dough is still too sticky to handle. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 45 minutes to an hour or until almost double in size.
Punch it to let the air out. Then the fun part begins. Shaping it into pups. Add raisins, dried currants, or chocolate chips for the eyes. I used 150grams of dough per pup.
Here’s an easier alternative, similar to croissants, you can add fillings like nutella, cream cheese, hotdog etc.
Once you have finished shaping them, place them in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic loosely and let rise for 15 to 30 minutes. This may take only 15 minutes during Summer. Then bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Below are the before and after baking picture.
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