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Pãozinho (Portuguese Buns)


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 12
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 1:55 h
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 2:10 h


  • 330g plain flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 5g instant dry yeast
  • 1⁄2 tsp sugar
  • 20ml vegetable oil
  • 355ml lukewarm water


Step 1

In a bowl combine all the ingredients and add 90% of the water. Mix for about 10 minutes until the dough reaches full dough consistency. Transfer the dough to a slightly oiled container and cover with plastic until it is doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Step 2

Place the dough on a oured counter. Divide the dough into sections of about 85g each, and let them rest for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Shape the rolls into 12 - 14 balls. Flatten each roll with your at hand. Make an indent in the middle of the flattened dough with the side of your hand and fold in half.

Step 4

Place the roll on a oured counter with open side down. Twist the ends with your fingers to make a small twisted point.

Step 5

Cover with tea towel and leave for 30 minutes to proof.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 260°C.

Step 7

Place the proofed rolls on parchment paper on a peel, with open side up, and brush with milk. Bake for 13-15 minutes until light brown.

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