Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday in Anneliese's Kitchen on How to Shape Buns



I'm not quite sure on how to introduce this little video,
other than hoping the visual element on how to shape buns is helpful.
Let us know if this is how you do it
or feel free to share another method.

27 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this post! I do not make buns very often because I have such trouble forming them. I am going to try your method and see if I can do it any better.

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  2. Great video, Anneliese! My method is to cut the dough and roll each bun between my hands - your method looks much easier and the buns are very consistent .. thank you for sharing, I will definitely try this next time!

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  3. Great video, this is how I learned to shape buns and zwieback. I'm wondering if you use Crisco shortening to grease your pans?

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  4. thank you for sharing. the only tricky part about making buns is shaping them. Great video. Got to try!

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  5. You are a pro! I could tell that you were slowing down so that we could tell what was happening. I don't know how I construct rolls except that I bake them in a cake pan, not on a cookie sheet and I think that must change textures and it takes me forever. I am going to try it your way!

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  6. great video! the buns i make are kinda bumpy so this is something i will definitely be trying. thank you so much!

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  7. Thanks for the video... Are these buns used for sandwiches or are they the same as dinner rolls? I have made dinner rolls since as long as I've been married, almost 37 years, and have never seen them done this way. Great demonstration.

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    1. Sandwich buns and dinner rolls shape themselves by how far apart you
      place them. I'd you allow room for spreading they are regular buns .
      If you shape them a bit smaller and close together.. They end up touching when they
      rise and become pull- a -part rolls.

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    2. Typing on my phone.. I meant to say "if" not I'd.

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  8. Great video...thanks...I learned a new way on how to shape my buns!

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  9. What a great job of the video to both the baker and the videographer. I loved that you even had a cake in the background!

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  10. My mom makes buns, using just that method. I find mine too 'bumpy' if I do only that, so I place my pinched-off ball on my left open palm and cup my right hand over the dough ball and twirl it around in a circular motion till it's nice and smooth. A bit more time involved but worth it for me. Thanks for posting this video Anneliese, it's very well demonstrated. Keep more coming!!

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  11. Thank you! Yes, that helps! You make it look wonderfully do-able, Anneliese. B/North

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  12. That was a great demonstration and so helpful. Thank you. My problem lies with forming loaves of bread. I'd like to learn how to create a nicely rounded loaf without a stretched or uneven top.

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  13. Thanks, Anneliese! Too often recipes will say "shape into buns"...with no further explanation! This is perfect for me - thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. thank you so much for the lovely video, it is just like I do it!!

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  15. I wished I had this demo in my early years...because I was one of those young brides who threw the dough across the room in frustration...but years later....we're still eating buns and they are smooth. I have yet to learn how to make zweiback...somehow I make the bottoms to big and they are always lopsided...but we all have a good laugh.
    There's always something to continue learning in the world of baking.

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  16. I never knew there were people who did not shape the buns this way!

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    1. Certainly not the way I learned to shape buns! Guess there are always more ways to do things than the way we were taught. May have to try this method, but not sure my arthritic fingers will co-operate.

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  17. shirley bertheletteOctober 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    very nicely done,,I am like Marg,, just throw it away,,,and I haven;t tried since then,,but I might try again,since there is a video and you are so good at it,, guess practice makes perfect :)

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  18. Oh Anneliese - this is so great! I am a visual learner for sure and this tutorial is just so helpful!! I often wondered how you "pinch" the dough to make buns - you make it look so easy! I can't wait to try this. Please keep the videos coming - I love this!

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  19. Thanks for the tip about greasing the pan, which also greases your hands so you can work the dough. I don't like greasing the pan with my hands, but I can see it's useful for the shaping part.

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  20. Great tips and I can't wait to try, I'll have to give it a pinch next time I make buns

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  21. Thanks so much for the video. I've been making buns for years using the same method as yours, but have not had success making zwieback as the tops were either lopsided or sliding off. I see now how it's done - great video!

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  22. That was amazing! I have never made buns....lots of bread but never buns but I know I would never have figured that out on my own! LOL! Thank you so much!

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  23. Hi Anneliese, the video was very helpful. It would great if you could do some more cooking demonstrations!

    Kind regards,
    Sonya

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