Boiled buns

  • Unsalted butter (3oz/100g);
  • Sugar(1 tsp);
  • 1 egg;
  • Flour (10.5 oz/500g);
  • Milk (1 cup);
  • Salt (1tsp);
  • Fresh yest (1.5oz/42g) 
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, make deep well in the center, crumble the yeast in the well, add sugar and 4 tbsp. of lukewarm milk;
  2. Incorporate a pinch of flour in the liquid;
  3. Cover the bowl and leave in the warm place for 20 minutes;
  4. Add the remaining milk, the salt and the egg;
  5. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticks to your hand;
  6. Shape 8 balls and leave them on floured surface in a warm place and let them rise for 40 minutes;
  7. Take the wide pot, melt the butter, add 2 cups of salted water and bring it to the boil;
  8. Place the balls in the water;
  9. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes;
  10. It is very important to not remove the lid until your buns are ready. When all the water evaporates, the buns begin to form a crust and create a 'crackle' sound; Remove the pot from the heat and serve the buns with your favorite jam.
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