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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dulce de leche and condensed milk dunking buns



If you're on a diet , look the other way .....

If you're just like me who doesn't have that four letter word in her vocab , you're in the right place lol 

Now , now - see that pot of tea ? That will offset some of the carbs and sugar .....

Yeah , right !

I know that it's easier just to buy bread and slathering it with dulce de leche or condensed milk - saves time , money and effort ...

But there's something about the smell of freshly-baked bread and of course , I just love to make baked sandwich bread !

Another thing is kneading the dough - really a good exercise for my flabby arms .....

Well , sweating armpits aside , that is -___- ''


The weather here is starting to get toxic , hot and humid - for sure will continue  in next 4 to 5  months *sigh*

At least , I didn't have to prove the dough under the desklight heh !

Just in case you're interested in making these buns , better use muffin tins , smaller is better especially with sweet filling . I filled each dough with about 2 1/2 tablespoons dulce de leche - really too much , methinks and 1 tablespoon condensed milk which is just the right amount to me . The recipe calls for condensed milk only but I've got some dulce de leche so I used half of that and half condensed milk . Instead of the twisted top  , the top of my buns look like the top of a char siu buns  ^____^ ''


Condensed milk dunking buns , recipe adapted from Mad about bread

Makes 8 buns

For the dough :

300 grams bread flour ( I used 200 grams bread flour and 100 grams wholewheat flour )
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried milk powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
30 grams light muscovado sugar
1 sachet easy'blend yeast ( 2 1/4 tsp Saf red instant ) 
15 grams butter , melted ( sunflower oil ) 
170 grams warm water ( plus 1 tsp ) 

For the filling :

1 can / 397 grams condensed milk ( about 10 tablespoons dulce de leche and 4 tablespoons condensed milk ) 
30 grams melted butter for brushing

Cinnamon-sugar mix for sprinkling : Mix together 40 grams of granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon . You'll have more than enough for this recipe .  

* In a large bowl , whisk together the first 5 ingredients ; add in the yeast , stir well to combine . Make a well in the center of the flour mixture then add in the last 3 ingredients . Mix to form a cohesive dough ; tip in the dough on a clean surface . Knead for about 10 minutes or until dough is soft and elastic , Transfer dough into a lightly greased large mixing bowl , cover with cling wrap and top with kitchen towel . Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until double or triple in size .

* Grease and flour individual pudding basins and place them all on a baking sheet .

* Divide dough into 8 equal ( 65 grams ) portions . Mould them into round shape . Cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes .

* Roll out each portion into a 6 inch / 15 cm round . Brush the top surface of each with melted butter .

* Pick up one round and lay it , butter side-down , on top of one prepared tins , allowing the dough to dip into the basin slightly  . Spoon or pour 45 grams of the condensed milk into the middle of the dough . Carefully gather up up all the edges and gently twist the edges shut like a candy wrapper . Ease the parcel into the tin and put it back into the baking sheet . Repeat with remaining rounds .

* Brush remaining butter on the topknots of the parcels and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix . Cover the dough with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and leave to rest for 30 minutes .

* About 15 minutes before the end of the resting time , preheat oven to 220 °C . Bake for 13 to 15 minutes

* The cinnamon sugar tends to stick so , remove the bread as soon as possible .



 


21 comments :

  1. Dulce de leche as the filling sounds yummy to me! This would be great with a cup of black coffee! Weather over here is unbearably hot too! Way to cool down is eat more ice cream!! :)

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    1. Joyce , definitely more ICE CREAM !

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  2. Sorry Anne...I just couldn't afford to look the other way...your condense/dulce de leche filling is too tempting...ohhh, if I could only have some of that:)

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    1. Annie , okay , take a respite from your gardening and bake these asap !

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  3. Give me five! I also very hardworking making bread due to hot weather , bread just need 30mind to proof, super fast.. So far I only made French bread, hard crust and chewy crumbs, look at your sweet buns , I need to make some for my kids.

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    1. Sonia , yeah - no need proof too long from now on :D

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  4. Hi Anne, I no need go on diet so I'm looking and feast with my eyes. Your this dunking bun look sinfully delicious. Got the pot of tea, so no need worry too much, I need 4 pieces please. :)

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Amelia , only 2 buns left for you *sigh* lol

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  5. Anne, these buns are magnificent! LOVE that you added a decadent filling....oh, my.

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    1. Lizzy , decadent indeed ! Though I'm thinking of making Roxana's dulce de leche brownies :D

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  6. Nice and sweet! Just the way I like it! Looks like pau but baked...maybe I'll make some kaya and fill it with that instead of dulce and condensed milk...i can't find good condensed milk here anymore!

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    1. Jeannie , you're right on target ! They look like a pau lol

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  7. When I see the word dulce de leche I get awfully excited. I guess tht's why I'm so excited looking at my screen right now :P

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    1. Yen , if you could send me your AWESOME carbonara , I'll send some buns in exchange lol

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  8. Foodie on diet! NO way! :D

    ... Hey Ann! But this is really kind of rich! haha...

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    1. Alvin , you're right ! This is way better in small doses :D

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    1. Ola , will just bake another batch for you :D

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  10. Oh wow, such decadent buns! I would love to sink my teeth into one of these :)

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  11. Haha, I think I would need to go on a diet after I try this. This looks great!

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  12. actually i'm planning to go on a diet but i'm not turning away! so sweaty armpits to make these sinful buns?? hehe...you did well on twisting the buns, i imagine it could be quite messy wrapping the buns if not skilful..LOL!

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