My first attempt at making buns were an absolute disaster. My dough was too stiff to double in size. But after a few more attempts at making breads I have overcome my fear of working with yeast. Now yeast and me are best of friends :D
I saw these coconut buns at nanditas space and was tempted to make it ever since. So I followed the recipe for the coconut filling from her blog! Yes.....I was extremely satisfied with the result....umm....overjoyed is more like it! They were all gone by the next day! Impossible to resist eating them.
The cardamom powder used in the recipe was the best thing! It gives it so much flavor. So, please do not skip it.
Cant wait to make my next batch!
This recipe makes around 6 buns.
for the dough:1.5 cups all purpose flour (I used 3/4 cup wheat flour and 3/4 cup all purpose flour)
1/4 cup water (approx)
1/4 cup warm milk
1/2 tbsp instant yeast
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsps melted butter
3/4 tsp salt
for the coconut filing:
3/4 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup sugar
2.5 tbsps tutti fruity
1 tbsp ghee
4-5 cardamoms, powdered (not optional)
- Mix the warm milk, sugar and yeast. keep aside for a few minutes
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
- Pour in the yeast mixture, water and butter.
- Knead till it forms a soft dough. The dough should be moist and soft . When pulled it should be elastic. It shouldnt be sticky.
- The dough should not be stiff. (the mistake I used to make during my earlier baking times)
- slightly grease the outsides and place the dough ball in a greased bowl. cover with cling wrap and place in a warm place and wait for about 45 mins for the dough to double in size
- In the meantime make the coconut filling.
- In a wok, heat the ghee and saute the coconut
- roast for a few minutes and add the sugar. mix well
- Add the tutti frutti and the cardamom powder.
- combine till you get a thick mixture. keep aside
- After the dough has doubled in size, make even sized balls out of the dough mix and place on greases baking tray and keep aside for another 10-15 minutes.
- slightly grease your hand, and take one dough ball. press down to flatten
- place 2 tsps of coconut mixture in the centre. Bring the corners of the dough to the centre to seal the coconut filling. ( pinch the dough so that the filling doesnt come out)
- gently pat to flatten a bit and place it on a greased baking tray, fold side down.
- repeat the procedure for the rest of the dough balls.
- bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celcius for about 8- 10 mins or until the tops are golden brown
- brush the tops with melted butter or milk to give it a gloss and soften them a little.
Sending this to priyas event