Oct
26

Dewey buns

I think I’m getting fatter day by day..  there goes all the kilos lost during the fasting month.  Blame it on the rain.. yeah yeah !!  I guess I only have me to blame.  Yesterday we  lost all control and ate these yummy dewey buns hot from the fryer.   These are more delicious than donuts, so much softer.   The recipe is quite identical to that of a donut, I guess you could make a hole in the middle and call it donut.   Got this recipe from my favourite book, “The breakfast book” by Marion Cunningham.   Here’s my version :

Ingredients for Dewey buns

1 cup full cream milk, slightly warm
1/3 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter
3 cups all purpose flour
11 gm of dry yeast
1 egg
Oil, for frying
 
 

Heat the milk so it is slightly warm, then add the sugar, salt and butter.  Stir to blend everything.  Next, add the flour and yeast and put in the mixer bowl.  Pour the liquid in and mix for about 3 minutes.  Add the egg and continue mixing/ kneading for another 5 minutes or so.   The batter is wet and eventually you will get a dough which looks like this.

 

Because there is sugar in the dough, the yeast will be active quite fast and soon the dough will start growing.    To slow down the process, keep the dough in the fridge, covered (bottom, not freezer) for 4 hours or overnight.  I kept mine for about 4 hours.

The dough is quite sticky and soft, so we need a lot of flour to dust the surface.   Roll into a rectangle shape with a thickness of 1/4 inch.  Cut into squares about the size of 2.5 inch x 3 inch.  Well, as you can see I didn’t follow the measurements exactly.  I rolled some into balls which is much easier to do.

Then heat some oil, just like frying donuts, and fry these buns turning frequently and on slow fire so the inside is cooked and the outside doesn’t turn too brown.

For the filling,  the Dewey Cream recipe given is actually vanilla buttercream.  Some use custard, mine was eaten with whip cream.  I guess you could eat it with any filling you want, sweet or savoury.   This recipe is easy to make and the taste is great, I’ll definitely make these again.   Hope you’ll try it too.