Quick Buttery French Buns

Hey there,

This week we are doing buns! The best part about these buns is how quickly they can be made. I’ve tweaked and fussed with this recipe for a while now until I could make it just right. These buns are excellent to pair with soup, use for sandwiches and as a breakfast with butter and jam. So here it goes, my recipe for the perfect chewy buns.

I will point out this recipe requires a heat source to speed the rising of the yeast. If you do not own a tradition oven+stove with heat coils and a vent out of the oven, you may need to wait longer for rise times.

Total Time : 95 minutes Yields : 8 Large Buns / 12 Medium Buns

Eva Blakeman – Buttery French Buns
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tbsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 – 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3-4 tbsp salted butter
Eva Blakeman – Buns Before Being Brushed With Butter

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F
  2. Mix 2 cups of warm water, yeast and sugar together in a large, heat safe bowl.
  3. Place the bowl beside the vent for your oven (hover your hand above the elements of your stove after you have been pre-heating for a few minutes. One of them should have a steady amount of heat coming from it venting out from the oven, you will want to place your bowl beside the element, not on top of it). Let the bowl sit there until bubbles form on top of the mixture.
  4. Mix in the salt and flour one cup at a time. I would recommend stopping at 3 1/4 cups and kneading more flour in as needed later down the line.
  5. Place the bowl back beside the vent for 15 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough for 5-6 minutes or until the dough has become smooth and is no longer sticky. Avoid adding large amounts of flour.
  7. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and pull the dough into smooth balls. Place them on a baking sheet covered in aluminium foil and greased with butter. Place the baking sheet on top of the oven and allow 15- 30 minutes for the final rise.
  8. Pour a cup of water into the bottom of the oven a few minutes before putting in the buns. (The humidity will help form a better crust).
  9. Bake the buns for 18-25 minutes. Do not open the oven for the first 15 minutes or you will lose humidity. They should have a hard crust and light brown colour on the top.
  10. Brush the buns with warm butter (this will soften the crust) immediately upon removing them from the oven.
  11. Buns can be enjoyed warm after a half hour of cooling or can be stored in an air tight container after they have cooled to room temperature.
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I hope you enjoyed the recipe! If you tried this recipe, please let me know! Tag me in pictures of your baked goods with @evablakeman on Instagram.


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Eva Blakeman – Quick Buttery French Buns

How To : 5 Minute Make Up

I can quickly throw on a face, some leggings and a pair of booties and run out of the house to get things done.

As you guys know, I LOVE COSMETICS. I love playing with make up, I love wearing it and more than anything, I love hiding my acne with make up. You can watch the video, or read how I get my daily look so darn quickly.

5 Minute Make Up

Please remember that all steps are really optional. If you don’t like wearing foundation, skip it, if you prefer fake lashes to mascara, go for it! Customize to your face!

Step 1: Clean the skin – exfoliate your skin to ensure your cosmetics will sit well and last all day. You can exfoliate quickly with a little hypoallergenic soap and a clean face cloth.

Step 2: Astringent and Moisturizer – I use Clean and Clear Astringent to keep my black heads at bay. I then use a hyaluronic face oil and a medicated moisturizer that also helps with my acne. I usually let this sink in while I am doing other things for a few minutes.

Step 3: Primer – For daily use I use the Revlon Rose Glow, because it works and it’s cheap. On days where I have an extra minute, I’ll use a pore filling primer on my t zone and then use the Rose Glow every where else. Unfortunately pore filling primers take a minute to work into the skin. Press it into your skin, don’t be an animal like I can be, primers like to be pressed, not rubbed into skin.

Step 4: Concealer and Foundation : Concealer on red spots and dark circles, foundation over the concealer. I use a moist beauty blender because it’s incredibly fast. Remember to blend the sides of the nose up to the brow, as it’s a often forgotten spot.

Step 5: Throw powder on your face. I use a combination of beauty blender and brush for quick application. Beauty blender for the eye area, brush for the rest. Don’t forget your neck! Brush off excess, check your shirt and move forward.

Step 6: Contour : Build some bronzer under your cheek bones, in the hair line and along the nose, blend it out to a more natural look. Hit some highlighter on the cheek bone, tip of nose and cupids bow.

Step 7: Use a light shade on your entire lid up to the brow bone. I used white, but a light sand or bright white would work as well. Fill the crease with a medium-dark brown. Blend it out. Cover the lid in a light shade. I use a Champagne shade.

Step 8: Liner and Mascara – Grab a liquid liner, throw on a quick cat eye then double layer your mascara to get stacked lashes. Alternatively, a pencil liner can be used on the top lash line if you aren’t going for a cat eye.

Step 9: Grab your favourite shade of lipstick, because we used very nude colours on the eyes, any lip shade will work. I use bright red matte, because it stands out and I love it.

Step 10: Use some setting spray and start your day!

There is a time and place for complicated make up, and for me, early morning is not the time for it. I like having a simple routine with my products already waiting for me. the only thing I really have to think about it dampening my beauty blender while I fill my water bottle and then I can quickly throw on a face, some leggings and a pair of booties and run out of the house to get things done.

If you do like more complicated and longer routines, check out my channel and see if you like hitting up the glitter and brows too! I tend to put out videos once a week and sometimes the looks get a little fancy. I tend to stay in the “wearable” looks lane, as I don’t tend to go too glam in my real life. I would like to try out some more glam looks in the future, but we’ll see.

If you are looking for some great products to try out, check out this post on my favourites. I would love to do another favourites post soon, so keep an eye out for it!