Wednesday, 26 September 2012

bibis boller

I just went through some of the recipes that i got from my mum looking for buns i could make today and i found this photo.

"bibis boller" means as much as bibis buns. bibi is one of my danish aunts who i remember making the most fantastic carrot buns when we used to visit my relatives in denmark.

then you have the recipe:
  • 1/2 pack of yeast
  • 350ml of lukewarm water
  • a bit of salt
  • a bit of sugar
  • some carrots
  • a big splash of normal oil
  • flour

and then some instructions around the edges:
rise for 1/2 an hour, let buns rise for half an hour on the tray, oven 180C°, bake until ready.

so why not give it a try myself =)
there are not many instructions here so i will just tell you how i made it.

1) put the yeast, water and sugar into a glass bowl, stir it a bit and let it sit for about 10 min.
there should be some foam forming on the surface of the mixture.

2) add salt, grated carrots, oil and flour until you have a nice firm dough. keep adding more flour if it is sticky and more oil if it is to dry and kneed it until it feels kind of silky. now make a ball out of the dough by folding it inside its own bottom. that will create a surface that keeps the air bubbles form the yeas inside and that's what makes the dough rise.

3) take the dough out of the bowl, scrape off any excess flour, put some oil inside and coat it so the dough wont stick to the bowl while rising. return the ball of dough to the bowl and turn it around to coat it a bit in oil. cover the bowl with a damp towel (i usually use hot water to damp the kitchen towel as i found it makes the dough rise quicker. yeast really loves warm, damp environments!). now let it sit for about half an hour of more until it doubled in size.

4) punch down the dough and start kneading it a bit. make small balls and use the same method as before to give it a nice surface. cover with a damp towel again and let it sit for its second rise (also about half an hour/until they kind of double in size).

5) you can preheat the oven on 180C°/ 356F° and bake the buns until they are ready/golden.

they taste amazing with some butter, salt and tomatoes or herbs on top!

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