COFFEE ALMOND BUNS


This is a ‘wow’ recipe I came across yesterday .

As usual made my changes to the recipe,it was

soft and the coffee taste was too yummy!

The changes I made was,adding almond flour

to crown each bun.As I liked the texture baked

some plain buns too, and served with boiled

egg slices, butter, cheese,pepper and slit green

chillies ( just to get the flavour).This is simple

but a delicious egg bun recipe .

Moving to the subject of this post – Coffee buns.

INGREDIENTS ( tried kneading by hand )

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp yeast

200 ml warm milk

75 gm butter

1 tsp salt

Method

Mix in all the ingredients together,except

butter and bind to a soft dough.

After binding,add in the butter and knead till

the butter is well corporated.

Allow to rise double.

After it has proven,punch down the air,and

knead again for few minutes .

Divide into portions,and place each dough on a

greased tray .(It’s best to use parchment paper)

For the icing

1 tsp instant coffee powder

A tsp of water to mix the coffee

2.5-3 tbsp sugar

1 egg ( lightly beaten)

3 tbsp butter

1/2 cup almond flour

1 tsp cornflour

Method

Mix all the ingredients together .

Transfer to a piping bag,and pipe only half

from the top downward.( as the cream will

spread down .

After making I realised, that I could have

sprinkled some slivered almonds for a

richer taste .

Anyway without almonds,it was awesome !

Do try this excellent recipe .

SEMOLINA EGG BUNS


Made semolina buns for breakfast today.I made

a few doughnuts from the same dough,injected

with my innovated beetroot-cherry jam and

both turned out to be successful.

A point to be noted : I made the dough with

whey water.

Breakfast was loved !

The buns with semolina ,was positively good!

It was soft,and the taste was no lesser to the

flour buns.I used fine semolina( chiroti rawa).

If you have the normal semolina ,just powder it

lightly and then make the dough .

To the recipe …

INGREDIENTS

4-5 cups fine semolina ( rawa)

2 tsp instant yeast

2 tbsp honey /sugar

Whey water / water

2 tbsp milk powder

2 tsp salt

Oil / butter

A pinch of baking soda ( optional)

METHOD

Add semolina ,milk powder,baking soda yeast

and mix without adding any liquid first.

Next add honey and enough whey water with

salt to hold to a dough.Add 2-3 tbsp oil or butter

and knead for few minutes ,and allow to rise.(25-30 minutes)

Only two times proving or rising is required.

After the first rise , knead again and wait for

the second rise ( 20-30 minutes ).

Next divide into portions ,roll and make buns

with filling .

Link to the filling:https://calinskitchen.com/2017/03/02/seeni-sambol-loaves/

After making shapes allow it to rise for another

10 minutes only .Brush tops with egg yolk/ milk

and bake in a preheated oven 200C for 20

minutes!

Brush with butter if you like !


For the doughnuts

Dough

Oil for frying

Powdered sugar

Jam

Divide tiny ball shaped and set aside . Cover

and set aside for 5-10 minutes .

Drops these balls in oil on medium flame ,and

fry till golden brown.

Use a nozzle with jam in a piping bag ,and

inject jam into the fried doughnuts.

Sprinkle a little powdered sugar .

BASIL AND CHEESE BUNS


The dough recipe is the same as for the pizza.

This is the easiest, and the tastiest bun . Good

for working moms and busy moms.The dough

can be made and kept in the fridge one day

prior to baking.

The link to the dough

https://calinskitchen.com/2020/06/12/paneer-pizza-with-basil-sauce/


To the making

Roll out circles of the dough . Cut strips on one

side . Add the filling with cheese gratings.Cover

the circle halfway and overlap with cut strips.

Brush the tops with milk and chilli paste .

Bake in a 200C oven for 20 minutes.

Serve hot


Variation

You can make a coarse pesto with basil leaves

garlic and tomato .

Use as filling with cheese.

BEETROOT WINE BUNS


This is the recipe of ‘Kimbula banis’ meaning

crocodile buns as it resembles a crocodile in

shape.(Kimbula means crocodile in Sinhala)

This bun is available, in all bakeries of Srilanka

It is crisp on the outside, with a good sprinkle

of sugar on the top , and soft on the inside.

I had made beetroot wine before,and thought

to include this in the preparation!

Trust me the wine , made the dough so

velvety ,it looked smooth as silk . ( I forgot to

take photo of the dough).

Added some pumpkin seeds only for sprinkle .

( you can add seeds and nuts of your choice).

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

3-4 cups flour

2 tsp instant yeast

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

50 gm butter/ oil

1/4 -1/2 cup beetroot wine

1/2 tsp salt

METHOD

Mix all the ingredients together and knead for

10- 15 minutes in your mixer, or by hand.

Cover and allow to rise double in size.

After the dough has risen . Divide into portions.

Roll out,cut into triangles and roll out like a

croissant , but a little longer,

Place each on a greased tray,apply sugar syrup

and sprinkle some sugar and nuts( your choice)

Bake in a 200C oven for 20-25 minutes!

For the sugar syrup

1/4 cup sugar with a little water ( no need to

heat) just mix till sugar is slightly dissolved .

Note: You can opt out the wine and make the

authentic sugary buns.

SEENI SAMBOL LOAVES


This is a famous snack or breakfast of Srilanka,and its one of my favorites.I tried making

tiny loaves,and one big loaf with the seeni sambol and boiled egg stuffing.People who have

tasted this know how awesome the taste is with the simple ingredient onion.I will not be

going into different variations for the dough,as iv already given a recipe for the bread

dough .Here’s the link  to it MUTTON CURRY BUNS.So now i will be giving the recipe for

the filling only.

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INGREDIENTS

5-6 big onions chopped fine

2 inch piece cinnammon

1 tblsp red chilli flakes

1 tblsp chilli powder

1/4 cup tamarind extract /lime juice/vinegar (whatever you prefer for the tangy taste)

2-3 tblsp.coconut oil

1 tblsp.sugar

salt to taste.

3-4 hard boiled eggs sliced

2 tblsp.maldive fish (optional)

few pieces of rampe(pandan leaf)or curry leaves.(optional)

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan,and add onions cinammon and salt,and allow the onions to cook in the

oil,till it is light brown.Next add the chilli powders,and the rest of the ingredients except

the egg ,and cook on a slow fire for 10 minutes .Add the boiled egg pieces and mix.Use for

the stuffing.

Variations

Fried mutton mince ,chicken mince,or any type of chicken pieces,fried prawns can be

added to the seeni sambol

Paneer or potatoes will be good for vegans.

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