A Korean classic sweet soft bun stuffed with a simple buttercream for a sweet afternoon snack.
Author: Jennifer | Chopsticks and Flour
250g (2 cups)bread flour
65g (¼ cup + 1 Tbsp) water
65g (¼ cup + 1 Tbsp) milkroom temperature
40g (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)granulated sugar
15g (1 Tbsp) mulyeotcorn syrup
10g (2 tsp) plain yogurtany kind
4 ½g (1 ½ tsp) instant yeast
5g (¾ tsp) salt
40g (2 ¾ Tbsp) butterroom temperature
50g (¼ cup) sugar
150g (10 Tbsp) unsalted butterroom temperature
In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, sift in the bread flour; add in the water, milk, sugar, yeast, salt, yogurt, corn syrup and beaten egg. Mix on lowest speed for 1 minute to mix. Increase the speed to low-medium speed for about 6 minutes until the dough starts to come together. Add in the butter and continue to mix on medium speed, another 3-5 minutes.The dough should be smooth, and pull off the sides of the bowl neatly when being mixed. (Often takes me about 10 minutes, depending on speed and weather)*If kneading by hand, follow similar steps as above. You will most likely need to knead it for a few more minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and cover. Rest for 1 hour.
Form the dough into 10 equal balls, about 55 g each. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
Flatten one dough. Roll it slowly with your hands. Lightly tap to tap out the gas forme din the dough during the resting period. Form it into about a 5-6 inch log. Repeat for all doughs.
Egg wash. Beat an egg with a pinch of sugar. Brush the egg wash on to the top of each dough log. Cover and rest for 50 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Ft (200 degrees C).
Take the cover the dough for about 5 minutes to let the tops dry. Bake the dough from 6-9 minutes, until the bread is lightly browned.
Brush milk lightly on to the top of each log. Cool the bread.
Beat an egg in a heat-proof medium-sized bowl. Add in the sugar, and mix well.
Gather a medium saucepan or pot. Add in about 1-2 inches of water. Bring to a simmer. Place the egg mix bowl on top of the saucepan and continue to whisk the egg. If you leave it, the egg can cook so make sure you continue to whisk the egg. The mixture may turn slightly into a creamy color. Continue to whisk on top of the heated saucepan until the egg mixture is hot to touch.*You want the egg mixture to be in 180 degrees F for 1 minute to kill any of the egg bacteria.
Take the egg mixture off the heat. Let cool to touch so it doesn’t melt the butter. Add in the room temperature butter and whisk until smooth and creamy. Add in ½ tsp vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
Cut the bread long-wise in half. Spread in the buttercream. Enjoy!
Use grams if possible! It's more accurate to use a scale especially for bread where accuracy of the recipe is important.