Bacon and Cheese Buns (Banh Mi Pho Mai Thit Ba Roi)
2 1/2 cup Bread Flour
2 tsp. Active Yeast
1/2 cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 Large Egg
2/3 cup Whole Milk (add more as needed)
12 oz. Bacon
1 cup Shredded Cheese
3 Tbsp. Oil
1 Egg Wash
1 tsp. minced Garlic
Heat up 2/3 cup Whole Milk, warm enough to active the yeast. Add a little bit of Sugar and 2 tsp. Active Yeast.
Mix well and set aside. In a bowl add 2 1/2 cup Bread Flour. Add 1/2 cup Sugar. Add pinch of Salt. Once the yeast has activated, pour it in.
Add 3 Tbsp. Oil. Add 1 large Egg.
Mix well and knead until it forms a dough. You can add more milk if it seems too dry.
Make sure it's semi sticky, form it into a ball and cover the bowl either with a lid or plastic wrap.
Let it sit in warm area for at least 1 hr or until it doubles in size.
In the mean time let's cook the bacon. Add 1 tsp. minced Garlic to a pan. Add in the bacon. When you're done remove from pan and place on paper towel.
Once it rise and has double in size, take it out and knead it a few times. Divide it into 8 equal pieces.
Take 1 piece of the dough, flatten it. Sprinkle some shredded Cheese and place half of a bacon inside or you can cut it into smaller piece.
Fold up the edge and form a bun shape. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Repeat until you have all 8 buns done. Cover with plastic wrap again and let it sit for 1 hour to double in size.
Spread some Egg Wash and sprinkle some shredded Cheese on top of each buns. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F. for about 15 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oven and enjoy a hot bacon and cheese bun.