12 1/2 ounces whole wheat flour or 12 1/2 ounces
whole spelt flour
1 1/2 ounces
vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 teaspoons
2 1/4 teaspoons
active dry yeast
butter, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cups
( 110 degrees)
poppy seeds (optional) or
- Place the first 3 ingredients into an electric mixer and mix well (using the standard paddle).
- In a small bowl, dissolve honey into warm milk.
- Sprinkle the yeast over the top of the milk and allow to soften slightly before blending it in all the way.
- After the yeast becomes active and bubbly, add to the dry ingredients along with the cool melted butter.
- Using the the dough hook on your electric mixer, knead on the second speed level.
- After about 5 minutes of kneading, check to see if the dough consistency is correct (having come together into a smooth ball) add water if too dry, or flour if too wet, a little bit at a time until the correct consistency is reached.
- Continue kneading with mixer about 5 more minutes or until the dough appears smooth and strands of dough can be seen forming in it.
- Turn the dough out into a greased mixing bowl in a warm, draft-free area and allow to rest, covered with a towel, for 10-15 minutes.
- Sprinkle a flat baking sheet with coarse cornmeal.
- Divide dough into 8-10 pieces and roll out and form into desired shapes, tucking the seam beneath it and place the pieces onto the baking sheet.
- Place your baking sheet on the middle baking rack along with a small pan of boiling water and close the door.
- Allow the buns to rise for 20-25 minutes then empty the pan with the water and add more boiling water to it and put it back in the oven.
- Allow the buns to rise for another 20-25 minutes (about 45 minutes total).
- Take the dough out and set in a draft free area and raise your oven temperature ot 350°F While oven is heating brush buns with beaten egg and sprinkle tops with your choice of seed (optional).
- When the oven is heated, bake the buns for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.