Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meringue filled flower buns for Daring Baker's Challenge March 2011


This is my 8th challenge with Daring Baker's and my last challenge in Germany.  Hopefully I'll continue the challenges in India after a break.  This month our challenge was by Jamie and Ria.  Our challenge was to make Meringue filled yeasted coffee cake.  Jamie's version was sweet buns filled with meringue, chocolate and nuts. Ria's version was a saffron dough filled with meringue, cashews and a touch of garam masala.  I would have loved to make Ria's spicy and aromatic version but this time I adopted Jamie's version, next time Ria's may be.  This was so good, so definitely I'm going to make it another time.  Thank you Ria and Jamie for this wonderful challenge.



Ingredients:
For the yeasted dough:
Flour- 300 g
Sugar- 25 g
Dried yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Milk- 90 ml
Water- 30 ml
Egg- 1
Unsalted butter- 60 g( softened)
Salt- 1/2 tsp

For the meringue:
Egg white- 1
Sugar- 30 g
Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp
Salt- a pinch

For the filling:
Pecan nuts or walnuts- 50 g chopped
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Dark chocolate- 60 g chopped

Jam- 1 tbsp( for the topping)

Method:
To make the dough:
Add 150 g of flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl.  Heat the milk, water and butter until the butter gets melted completely.  Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture slowly beating with your electric mixture.  Now add the egg and remaining flour and beat with a electric mixture until it hold together like a dough. Turn the dough to a floured work surface and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes until it looks smooth and elastic.  Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl, cover with a cling film and allow it to rise for 1 to 2 hours or until doubled in size.

Prepare the filling:
Mix all the filling ingredients together in a bowl and keep it separately.

Prepare the meringue:

Once the dough has doubled start preparing your meringue.  Beat the egg whites with salt in a clean bowl with a electric mixer.  Once it looks foamy, add the essence and sugar little by little .  Increase the speed to high and beat it until it looks stiff and glossy.

Prepare the buns:

Once the dough has risen, punch the air back.  Divide the dough into 4 equal rounds and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

Then flatten each round , spread 1/4 th of the meringue in the middle and sprinkle with the filling mixture.

  Seal the edges and make it into a round again. Dust your working surface with flour and flatten the filled buns slightly. Take a kitchen scissors and make small cuts around the buns.

 Make a deep dimple in the middle and fill it with a tsp of strawberry or any jam of your choice.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius and bake the buns in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Once they are cooked,  take it from the oven and leave it to cool down in the cooling rack.
Enjoy these yeasted soft buns with a cup of tea or coffee.





50 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a very yummy and making-me-drool coffee cake...

Raji said...

Looks lovely...nicely presented.

divya said...

looks super irresistible buns...

Cooking Gallery said...

This looks simply beautiful...!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

wow...looks yummy...loved the shape...

Karishma said...

Never dared to be a "daring baker" even though I've seen it doing the rounds of blogs and once again, I'm left drooling at your pics and wondering when I'll ever attempt something like this..your step by step pics make it look doable though..still! Easier to dream and drool than do :-)...

PriyaVaasu said...

looks so cute ayeesha!!! Best of luck for your move!!!!! Where in India????

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Flower buns look awesome.Perfectly done.

Claudia said...

I've just saw other versions of this recipe but yours is so delizious...I love this little cakes, they're so cute!

Sonia said...

This is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented.... !

muppy said...

What an awesome challenge, this looks very yummy.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So cute buns !! Loved the texture and they look so delicious !!

yummychunklet said...

Love your flower bun shapes and the red dot accents. So cute!

Sari Yusa Ibrahim said...

urmmmmm....

Pavithra said...

Looks cute and wonderful work on the challenge.. yah me too one more DB after that i am off for the vacation too.. when r u going ???

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Cute little buns.. Looks really awesome and lovely..

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Herbs & Flowers in my Platter - Coriander/Cilantro

j3ss kitch3n said...

the bread looks so gorgeous, i never tried coffee in bread before should try it soon =)

aipi said...

Gorgeous looking!

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Pushpa said...

Simply irresistible.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Buns look amazing dear. Wonderfully prepared. Looks very wholesome.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!!yummy buns!!!looks cute~!

Audax said...

WOWOWOWOWOW your small wreaths look so cool and I'm sure that they were delicious and I love the cherry on top well done on this challenge.

Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

Radhika said...

lovely looking flower buns. beautiful clicks.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Miniature buns look so cute..

indugetscooking said...

looks yum..........thanks for the step by step pics.........
regards,
indu

sulagna ™ said...

absolutely gorgeous :) i am sure your lil ones love nibbling at everything mommy bakes them :)

cook from doha said...

buns look wonderfull.........

retete- ina said...

super goood sure,looks nice

Wattie said...

Salam,
Luv ur blog with all the nice presentation. Allow me to follow you...

Priya said...

Those meringue filled flower buns looks super elegant and irresistible..

Suchi said...

The flower buns look gorgeous and sumptuous! Yum :)

lena said...

hi, these buns look very pretty and i think these fillings reallly sound delicious and special to me! have a good day!

kaveri said...

Irresistible flower buns. Beautiful clicks.

Priti said...

Looks so tempting ....love the pics

Zareena said...

Lovely Ayesha. You rock dear. The step by step pics are very helpful.

The Sweetylicious said...

that look soooo LOVELY! (:

sojo said...

looks so elegant and professional!!!!! loved it loved it loved it!!!!!!!!!!

Jaisy James said...

looks perfect and yummy

Jean said...

oohhh they look so lovely and yummy!

The Mom Chef said...

Ah, your preparation was a little different than the others I've read, but equally gorgeous.

Ramya said...

Meringue filled buns looks soo cute:-)Thaz was a really nice idea to make the small buns instead on one big coffee cake:-)

Hema Mahen said...

wow...that looks super delicious...love the shape of the bun..

Anncoo said...

Looks very beautiful and perfect presentation and of course so yum..yum..

Suman Singh said...

simply mouthwatering and irresistible buns..looks so professional..

Vidhya said...

Coffee cake look so soft and inviting.I wish I could take a bite of this little goodies.

Sushma Mallya said...

They look so delicious, beautiful presentation as well:)

Biny Anoop said...

ver innovative......is that ur own recipe....wonderful

SouthindianHome said...

Looks very yummy and delicious. Awesome clicks

Sneha Benny said...

Looks irresistible !!!

E.K.R said...

So cute!! What a great job on the challenge. Love the mini size flower buns with the pretty red center. :)

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