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.
For the yeasted dough:
Flour- 300 g
Sugar- 25 g
Dried yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Milk- 90 ml
Water- 30 ml
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)
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.
Thats a very yummy and making-me-drool coffee cake...
Looks lovely...nicely presented.
looks super irresistible buns...
This looks simply beautiful...!!
wow...looks yummy...loved the shape...
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 :-)...
looks so cute ayeesha!!! Best of luck for your move!!!!! Where in India????
Flower buns look awesome.Perfectly done.
I've just saw other versions of this recipe but yours is so delizious...I love this little cakes, they're so cute!
This is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented.... !
What an awesome challenge, this looks very yummy.
So cute buns !! Loved the texture and they look so delicious !!
Love your flower bun shapes and the red dot accents. So cute!
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 ???
Cute little buns.. Looks really awesome and lovely..
Herbs & Flowers in my Platter - Coriander/Cilantro
the bread looks so gorgeous, i never tried coffee in bread before should try it soon =)
Buns look amazing dear. Wonderfully prepared. Looks very wholesome.
wow!!!yummy buns!!!looks cute~!
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.
lovely looking flower buns. beautiful clicks.
Miniature buns look so cute..
looks yum..........thanks for the step by step pics.........
absolutely gorgeous :) i am sure your lil ones love nibbling at everything mommy bakes them :)
buns look wonderfull.........
super goood sure,looks nice
Luv ur blog with all the nice presentation. Allow me to follow you...
Those meringue filled flower buns looks super elegant and irresistible..
The flower buns look gorgeous and sumptuous! Yum :)
hi, these buns look very pretty and i think these fillings reallly sound delicious and special to me! have a good day!
Irresistible flower buns. Beautiful clicks.
Looks so tempting ....love the pics
Lovely Ayesha. You rock dear. The step by step pics are very helpful.
that look soooo LOVELY! (:
looks so elegant and professional!!!!! loved it loved it loved it!!!!!!!!!!
looks perfect and yummy
oohhh they look so lovely and yummy!
Ah, your preparation was a little different than the others I've read, but equally gorgeous.
Meringue filled buns looks soo cute:-)Thaz was a really nice idea to make the small buns instead on one big coffee cake:-)
wow...that looks super delicious...love the shape of the bun..
Looks very beautiful and perfect presentation and of course so yum..yum..
simply mouthwatering and irresistible buns..looks so professional..
Coffee cake look so soft and inviting.I wish I could take a bite of this little goodies.
They look so delicious, beautiful presentation as well:)
ver innovative......is that ur own recipe....wonderful
Looks very yummy and delicious. Awesome clicks
Looks irresistible !!!
So cute!! What a great job on the challenge. Love the mini size flower buns with the pretty red center. :)
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