Buns with black sesame seeds


These delicious buns with a particular shape are very tasty and nice to look at. In my family we call them "shredded buns" because of their looks. The recipe is from italian cooking magazine Sale e Pepe.

Buns with black sesame seeds
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 1h 30m


For 8 Serving(s)


  • 340 g all-purpose flour
  • 65 g potato starch
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast* (see the notes to halve the yeast)
  • 45 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 160 ml warm water
  • black and white sesame seeds

Buns with black sesame seeds Directions

  1. Mix water with dry yeast and sugar and set aside until it  becomes foamy (5 – 10 minutes).

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  2. In a large bowl mix the flour with the starch and salt. Add the egg, oil and yeast mixture.

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  3. Knead by hand or with a dough hook in the stand mixer for 8 - 10 minutes. When the dough is smooth and elastic place it in a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubled the volume. The rising times are approximate, it can take more or less time depending on the temperature of the environment, the freshness of the yeast, the strength of the flour and other factors not related to the recipe.

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  4. Deflate the dough. Knead shortly. Divide into 8 pieces and on the lightly floured work surface stretched each piece into long strip. Pour over some sesame seeds and roll on the strip to make the seeds stick to the dough.

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  5. Cut the dough with a knife or scissors along the side, forming a 1 cm large fringe pieces.

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  6. Roll up the strips (overlaying the stripe on itself in a spiral way). Transfer onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover with the cotton cloth and allow to puff for half an hour in a warm place. After this time, whisk an egg with a little of water and brush the buns gently with the egg wash.

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  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 220° C for about 20 minutes. Let it cool completely on baking rack before serving.

    lot of love. B.

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Recipe notes

* To keep your bread, rolls, pizzas, focaccia and other yeast dough recipes soft and fragrant for longer, you need to cut the amount of active dry yeast in half and extend the rising time

Nutrition facts

Per Serving


Friday, 25 November 2016
Not impresse, sorry. They vere hard rock the day after. - patrick

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