If you, like me, are struggling to do the French thing and get fresh bread every day, you might like this recipe as an emergency stop gap.
There's no yeast to be found in the shops, so this recipe is very simple and quick to make, for a scone type bread roll substitute. They are delicious toasted and spread with butter, and you can use them as a savoury snack with the addition of garlic, coarse sea salt and rosemary, or lardons and cheese. They are also good with jam and cream for afternoon tea!
This is an American recipe, so it uses cups. Makes around 10 to 12 in a muffin tin.
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
4 tbs mayonnaise
Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl producing a batter.
Grease a muffin tin, spoon the bun batter into each cup about half full.
Cook in a hot oven, approx 450f or 230c for around 10 to 12 minutes.
If you have no self raising flour you can add 2 tsp of baking powder or a 1/2 tsp of baking soda and use t45 French plain flour.
Mine are a little flat, as my oven was too cool, it is wood fired so it's a bit difficult to control! They still taste good though.