Its been a long time since I baked bread. I bought a food processor recently which has a dough attachement. So thought of inagurating it to make these fruit buns. The buns were soft and delicious. I adapted this recipe from joyofbaking substituting egg with, well.. nothing.. :-)
Ingredients to make around 12 buns
All purpose flour: 3 1/2 cup(455 gms) Milk: 3/4 cup (180 ml) Active dry yeast: 2 tsp Granulated white sugar: 1 tsp Light brown sugar: 1/4 cup (55 gms) Cinnamon(powdered): 1 tsp Cloves(powdered): 1/4 tsp Nutmeg(powdered): 1/4 tsp Salt: 1/2 tsp Unsalted butter at room temperature: 1/4 cup(56 gms) Candied fruit/tutty fruit: 1/2 cup (85 gms) Raisins: 1/4 cup (25 gms)
1. Heat milk until lukewarm. Add yeast and 1 tsp sugar and stir to combine. Set aside for about 10 minutes or until the yeast is activated and is foamy. 2. Meanwhile, combine flour, brown sugar, spices, and salt in a bowl. 3. Once the yeast is foamy, add to the flour mixture and mix to combine. 4. Gradually add the butter, mixing until the butter is incorporated and the dough comes together. 5. With the dough attachment of the food processor, knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes) or knead with hands for about 10 to 12 minutes. 6. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and, by hand, gradually knead in the candied and dried fruit. 7. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning the dough once, so the top is lightly greased. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and place in a warm spot to rise until it has doubled in size (about 1 1/2 hours). 8. When the dough has doubled in size, punch it down, and divide into 12 equal pieces. 9. Form each piece into a small round ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and place in a warm spot until almost doubled in size (about 30 - 60 minutes). 10. Preheat oven to 205 degrees C. Brush the tops of the buns with butter. 11. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the buns are nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Have it as it is or by applying butter.