Hot cross buns,Hot cross buns,One a penny ,Two a penny,Hot cross buns.Finally I dared to bake these beauties and was successful.I adapted this recipe from Raks Kitchen and made my own stuffing.Would want to try again and again with different stuffing's.I was very happy to see my Papa and Amma enjoy this bun thoroughly. Few days back I had tried Pesto rolls from Divyas blog which was also successful and my folks enjoyed it.Divya has beautifully explained on the steps about to how to check Yeast and use it .Got to try many more recipes of buns.Until then enjoy this masala bun with a cuppa coffee or tea.
for the outer covering:
Maida(all purpose flour)- 1 ½ cup
Active dry Yeast-3/4 tbsp
oil-2 tsp,to grease the baking tray
- Take warm
milk and add yeast and sugar to it and keep it aside for few minutes and dissolve
- Take flour
in a bowl and make a dent in the centre,add salt ,olive oil,yeast dissolved
mixture and water and make a very soft dough.
the bowl with the cling film and keep it aside for an hour so that the dough
doubles in size.
heat oil in a pan, saute all the veggies for a while and add all the
powders,salt and sugar.
- Cool it
completely and keep aside.
- After an
hour ,punch the dough again for sometime to remove all the air if any.
- Make 6 equal sized balls out of the dough.
- Line a
baking tray with the aluminium foil and grease it with olive oil,arrange the
balls in the tray with proper spacing and apply olive oil over them and keep it aside again for 10 more minutes.
- After 10
minutes take one ball at a time in your palm,flatten it with the help of your fingers and make a dent at the centre for the stuffing.
- Add the
stuffing in the centre and pinch all the ends of the dough together towards the
centre to cover the stuffing.
- Roll it
into smooth bun and repeat the step for every bun.
- Arrange them
in lined baking tray with the pinched side down.
- Brush them
again with olive oil.
- Preheat the
oven for 10 minutes at 190 deg C and bake it for 20 minutes approx until
the buns turns light brown in color.
- Remove it from the oven and brush it with oil.
all the water at once.(I added and the dough was little stiff)
dough should be very soft.
said that when you add the yeast to the warm milk or water it raises and turns
frothy which means the yeast is perfect.(Mine didn't,may be should I should try
with other brands).
Active dry yeast or bakers brand.
master experimenting with the yeast.
Please keep an eye while the baking process is on,time may vary.
You may use your own imaginations for the stuffing.
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