Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hey Nice Buns!

This week is baking week in my house. I have a baby shower (no not mine! Heck no!) coming up this weekend and I needed to get a head start so that I don't lose days and end up doing everything on Friday afternoon. Plus this recipe kinda takes all day to do. 

Today I made:

From what I know, this is a Finish recipe. A sweet sugar/cinnamon scroll with a yummy drizzle of icing sugar over the top. Brilliantly yummy and way too more-ish.  Wanna know the basics of how to make it?

PULLA
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Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
14grams dry yeast 
175grams melted butter
2 cups warm milk
1kg plain flour (have another 1kg aside just in case)

Extra butter/margarine
Cinamon sugar
Vanillin sugar

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Directions!  

1. Beat the eggs and sugar together
2. Add the yeast (dissolved in milk) and milk
3. Add butter to the mix
4. Gradually add the flour (I used my Kenwood up until about 800gms was added then changed to my spatula because I don't have a dough attachment) 
5. Turn it out onto a floured bench and knead a little to make sure its all mixed. Keep adding extra flour till its not sticky any more. Don't over knead.

Flour the walls of the original bowl, put the dough back into it, cover with a tea towel and set in a hot spot to rise. (On a hot sunny day I put it outside in the sun, on cold days I heat up my oven a  tiny little and then turn it off and put my bowl in there)
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Let it rise.

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Roll dough out onto floured surface again, knead a tad. Split dough in half. 

1. First half, roll out in a really big rectangle about 5mm thick.
2. Spread butter all over the rectangle
3. Cover butter with cinnamon sugar and vanillin sugar
4. Fold the big rectangle in half
5. Cut into strips (fold at one side, ends at the other) 
6. Twist and knot into small buns.
Repeat with other half.

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BAKE!
250degrees Celsius  for 10 mins
Ok that's what my Mother in law says, but for my fan forced oven that burns cooks everything super quickly I have it on 200Deg for 4mins and then turn the tray around and bake for a further 3-4 mins
A nice golden brown is what your after.

Let them cool and then drizzle some icing sugar on them!! YUM!! 




This one took one for the team...