Thursday, November 19, 2009

Buns

Does anyone else share a passion for good buns? They are sometimes called plain buns, sometimes tea buns. Baked from a basic sweet bread dough, sometimes with a few sultana's thrown in, round and about the size of the palm of your hand. Eaten fresh, preferably straight from the oven they are super.

There is a bakery a little way from the office that does a baking at around 12.30pm-1pm - just the right time to nip across after lunch for my snack. Imagine my annoyance therefore when I walked across a while back to find they were out of stock. I checked all the shelves, peered into the back of the shop (where the ovens are) just in case there were a few lying around - but no. They offered me fish buns or Kimbula bunnis, I was not in the mood for fish and Kimbula's are too hard. I've always suspected that the Kimula's were made from left over dough, they are hard and tasteless, except for the sugar on top. Had to make do with some other miserable sugar coated bun that approximated the real thing but was not it.

This brings me to an interesting question posed by Steven Levitt in the opening chapters of Freakonomics 'Who decides or plan the quantity of bread to be baked every day in the city of London?' The answer - 'nobody' is so simple, almost to verge on the absurd. Ar'nt markets wonderful?

By the way, the very best buns are baked at the Majestic Bakery, opposite the MC, bloggers who fit the description of 'MC Dude' or 'MC Gal' or whatever else they call themselves, please stop over and try them out.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey hey hey! don't diss the kimbula bunis ok?!

Serendib_Isle said...

CJ, who doesn’t like buns? Including the bite-able but not edible variety. ;)

sabbysleaf said...

Dammit, SI beat me to it :D

And yes, don't diss the Kimbula. Fresh out of the oven variety is to die for! :D

Angel said...

Mmmmm... I love warm raisin sprinkled tea buns spread thickly with butter and munched with plain tea.... (drool...)

Padashow said...

Buns ? Er... Buns? You mean buns you pons?

Scrumpulicious said...

Freshly baked oven stuff is usually always good! They do these awesome awesome freshly baked cakes here in this lil' ordinary bakery near where I work. Makes it difficult not to go every day! :|

Jack Point said...

Seerendib, Sabby, yes that variety are appreciated as well. Since we have so many good cooks, maybe we should have bloggers contest for the best baked bun?

Angel - I hear ya, I hear ya, but would'nt it be just a tad better if it was really strong tea with loads of condensed milk in it?

Scrumpy - I envy you:)

sue said...

I love cream buns...the one with pink cream in it...it HAS to be pink!

Dee said...

mm lion bakery in Kirulapone. must try the MC ones though :D

santhoshi said...

I love plain buns but without raisins. Kimbula how can u not like them?

Bunis with margarine yummy!

T said...

Aiyo Angel.. whyyyyy!

Cadence said...

Oh yum!!!

and yeah! Don't diss the kimbula's. u should try them hot out of the oven! *Drool*

Angel said...

@ T : eh? what'd i say??

Knatolee said...

Mmm, they sound wonderful! We had some pretty fine baked goods when we visited S.L.

Delilah said...

i agree. dont diss the kimbula bunis :)
at least not until you've tried them at the Torrington Bakery on thimbirigasyaya rd.
their tea buns are pretty damn good also.

Jack Point said...

Ok fans of Kimbula bunnis, I shall withdraw my remarks on the Kimbula.

And yes, Delilah Torrington Bakery stuff used to be good. Are they still around?