200 Gr. Bread flour – If you use 00 type flour use 250 Gr.
20 Gr. Sugar
10 Gr. Milk powder
1 Large Egg at room temperature
90 Gr. Milk
3 Gr. Dry Active yeast
2 Gr. Salt
20 Gr. Butter at room temperature, cut in small pieces.
Using a stand mixer with a dough hook, pour the milk with the yeast and let it stand for 5 minutes, to ensure it is activated. Add the sugar, flour, dry milk, the egg and finally the salt. Mix and knead for 5 minutes.
Add the butter at room temperature in small batches.
Continue to knead for another 10 minutes at medium speed.
Cover your bowl with cling film and let the dough rise for 1 1/2 hour.
Turn the dough over on the counter and cut in 8 equal pieces and for a small balls. Cover them with a tea towel for 15 minutes, until the dough starts to relax once again.
You can shape them any which way you prefer.
I like the bow tie which is always a good conversation piece at the table.
Using a rolling pin, form a round disk of approx. 20cm – Make a cut at the top of the circle, in the middle, up to about half way.
In the opposite direction, make two cuts at the bottom on the disk, with 2-3 cm. distance.
Fold the top half of the disk into the opposite side.
Cover the last strip of dough all around and place at the the back of the bow.
Let them stand for 20 minutes
In a pre-heated 180 Celsius oven, bake for 15-17 minutes, until golden brown.