Pumpkin Seed Buns / Bučina peciva

There is this one shop at our local farmer’s market which, among other tasty things, sells their own pumpkin seed flour. Since I love the taste of pumpkin seeds in breads, I decided to buy a bag of their flour and try baking it into buns. That was a good decision. These buns are dense, sweet, very filling and I absolutely love how they turned out.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 buns / 0.28 EUR per bun / 1.65 EUR for all)

For the buns:

1 cup warm milk (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp dry yeast (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp brown sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 ½ – 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided (0.13 EUR)

1 cup pumpkin seed flour (0.53 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.07 EUR)

5 tbsp pumpkin seeds, divided (0.33 EUR)

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

Additional:

All-purpose flour for sprinkling (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together warm milk, yeast, sugar and a tablespoon of all-purpose flour. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes so the yeast becomes frothy. Be sure that your milk isn’t too hot, as that will kill the yeast and the buns won’t poof up.

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To bubbly yeast mixture, add in 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour, pumpkin seed flour, salt, oil, sunflower seeds and 3 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds. Mix with a spoon until shabby dough forms, then dump on a countertop and give a short knead. As necessary, add in remaining all-purpose flour bit by bit, until the dough isn’t sticky. The final dough should be pretty dense, but still pliable. Sprinkle the dough ball with a bit more flour, cover with clean kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise for about 45 minutes. The dough won’t proof as much as a regular bread dough would, but it’s still going to get a bit poofy.

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When ready to bake, preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. Gently deflate the dough and divide into 6 segments. Roll each segment into a ball and spread the balls on prepared baking tray. Again, cover with clean kitchen towel and let sit for about 20 minutes so the bagels poof up some more.

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Just before baking, whisk the egg, give the buns an egg wash and sprinkle them with remaining pumpkin seeds. Bake buns for 20 minutes, until dark brown. Transfer buns immediately to a wire rack to cool for about 20 minutes before serving. These will also taste good on the next day, just be sure to tightly wrap them once they’re completely cool.

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U jednom dučančiću na našoj tržnici prodaju, uz ostale fine stvari, i svoje vlastito brašno od bučinih sjemenki. Pošto obožavam bučine sjemenke u svim kruhovima, odlučila sa probati ispeći nešto i sa ovim brašnom. To je bila dobra odluka. Ova su peciva gusta, slatka, zasitna i oduševljena sam sa time kako su ispala.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 peciva / 2,07 kn po pecivu / 12,41 kn za sve)

Za peciva:

1 šalica toplog mlijeka (1,50 kn)

1 žličica suhog kvasca (1,00 kn)

2 žlice smeđeg šećera (0,20 kn)

1 ½ – 2 šalice glatkog brašna, podijeljene (1,00 kn)

1 šalica brašna od bučinih sjemenki (4,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

2 žlice sjemenki suncokreta (0,50 kn)

5 žlica bučinih sjemenki, podijeljene (2,50 kn)

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

Dodatno:

Glatko brašno za posipanje (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

U većoj zdjeli pomiješajte mlijeko sa kvascem, šećerom i jednom žlicom glatkog brašna. Pustite da smjesa miruje 10-tak minuta da se kvasac zapjeni. Pazite samo da vam mlijeko nije prevruće jer će to ubiti kvasac i peciva se neće napuhati.

U pjenastu mješavinu kvasca dodajte 1 ½ šalicu glatkog brašna, bučino brašno, sol, ulje, suncokretove sjemenke i 3 žlice bučinih sjemenki. Miješajte žlicom dok se ne oformi labavo tijesto. Onda iskrenite sve na čistu radnu plohu i kratko promijesite. Po potrebi malo po malo dodajte ostatak glatkog brašna sve dok tijesto ne prestane biti ljepljivo. Konačno će tijesto biti dosta gusto, ali će se i dalje dati mijesiti. Posipajte kuglu tijesta sa još malo brašna, pokrijte čistom krpom i ostavite da se diže oko 45 minuta. Ovo se tijesto neće dignuti tako jako kao neko obično tijesto za kruh, ali će se svejedno ipak napuhati.

Kada ste spremni za pečenje zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Obložite protvan za pečenje masnim papirom i stavite na stranu. Nježno ispuhnite tijesto i podijelite na 6 dijelova. Svaki dio oblikujte u lopticu, te loptice rasporedite po pripremljenom protvanu. Ponovno prekrijte krpom i pustite 20-tak minuta, da se loptice malo napuhnu.

Netom prije nego što ste peciva stavili peći premažite loptice razmućenim jajem. Posipajte ih ostatkom bučinih sjemenki te pecite 20 minuta, dok ne dobiju lijepu tamno smeđu boju. Peciva odmah preselite na rešetku i ostavite ih da se ohlade 20 minuta prije nego ćete ih poslužiti. Peciva će biti dobra i sljedećeg dana, samo ih dobro zamotajte nakon što se skroz ohlade.

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Pumpkin Seed Buns / Bučina peciva

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