Step 1: Scrounging for Supplies...
- Leftover curry (I suppose you could make curry for the express purpose of making these buns, but leftovers from home or takeout work just fine)
- Dinner roll dough (I have included a recipe here but feel free to use your own recipe, or frozen/tubes of dinner rolls from the grocery store)
- Panko style bread crumbs (You can find these in the Asian section of most grocery stores or if you are adventurous you can make your own.)
- Oil (any kind will do but if you use olive oil for the awesome monounsaturated fats I would recommend the light variety so it has a lighter flavor)
- Baking pan (cookie sheet etc)
- A place to cool hot bread
- Rolling pin
- Plastic wrap
Step 2: Optional: Make the Dough From Scratch
160 grams flour
1 teaspoon dry yeast
1.5 tablespoons sugar
2/3 teaspoon salt
100mL warm water
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Once they combine to form a rough ball knead the dough for 10 minutes.
2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rise until it has increased in size 1.5-2X.
3. Remove the dough from the ball and release the gas by lightly folding the dough on itself.
4. Using a knife cut the dough in half and then cut each half in thirds giving you 6 equal(ish) pieces.
5. Form the pieces of dough into balls, cover with the plastic wrap (use the same piece from before!), and let rest for another 10 minutes.
6. Use the dough to make yummy curry buns!
Step 3: Adding Good Things to Small Packages.
- If your curry (or whatever) is too watery you can use potato flakes to thicken it to a paste-like consistency.
- First roll out each ball of dough into a circle. It's important to roll the dough out so that the center is much thicker than the edges. (Just think about sunny side up eggs as you are rolling and you won't go wrong)
- Place a 1-2 tablespoons of curry in the center of the dough circle. (Now's the time to add some cheese if you want to.)
- Carefully pull up the sides of the dough making sure not to get curry on the edges. Pinch the edges together and make sure there are no gaps and that the dough is evenly distributed.
Step 4: Finishing Touches and Into the Oven.
- Place the buns pinched side down on your cookie sheet, cover them with plastic wrap, and let them rest/raise for 20-30 minutes.
- After they have risen pop the buns into a preheated 375F oven and bake them for 12-15 minutes.