Traditional Scottish Baps Aka Buns
If you are a bread lover like everyone in my family these super easy flour baps or buns as we call them are fairly simple to make and will save you money in your grocery budget not to mention the freshness factor.
Recipe type: Breads
Serves: 12
  • 4½ cups flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 4 teaspoons yeast
  • Extra cup of flour for kneading the dough
  1. Place flour, butter and salt into a bowl and mix until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. In a jug place the lukewarm milk, water, sugar and yeast then stir until dissolved. Cover and place in a warm area until frothy
  3. Once frothy mix again and add into the flour mix and stir until it starts coming together to form a dough. I use my mixer for this but you can use a handheld too. Just mix until the beater starts to clog with dough then turn out.
  4. Knead dough until smooth around 5 minutes then place back in the bowl and let rise for 1hr. I use my oven and switch on the light for this.
  5. Once doubled in size punch down and knead again for 5 minutes
  6. Then divide into 12 pieces and roll dough into balls.
  7. You should get all 12 balls onto the baking tray.
  8. Dust bottom of the baking tray with flour
  9. Once the baking tray is dusted with flour place dough evenly apart onto a tray and then dust again with flour.
  10. I use an old spice jar filled with flour for this. You can use parchment paper too.
  11. Let rise again for another 20 minutes
  12. Now place in the oven for 15 minutes or until the top of the Baps/Buns have turned light brown.
  13. Take of the baking tray and place on a cooling tray.
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