Nutella Sugar Buns

Yummy Sweet Treat!

Yummy Sweet Treat!

 

As the name indicates, these buns are a sometimes food!

They are great to put into the freezer after they are cooked and pulled out for an occasional lunch time treat and I hope these buns bring as much joy to your family as they have to mine!

Makes: 6 to 12 buns

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 500gm plain flour
  • 7gm caster sugar
  • 7gm salt
  • 12gm dried yeast
  • 320ml of warm water at 40°C

Filling:

  • 180gm Nutella Spread

 

Sweet Glaze:

  • 1 x 59gm egg whisked
  • 1 Tsp caster sugar
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar

 

Method:

  1. Place flour, sugar salt and dried yeast into a large bowl
  2. Add warm water and combine with blunt knife to form a rough mixture
  3. Tip mixture out onto a clean work bench dusted with plain flour
  4. Knead dough for 6 to 8 minutes until it has a smooth look and feel to it
  5. Place dough back into large bowl and cover with a tea towel to prove for 30 to 45 minutes (you know the dough is ready once it doubles its size)
  6. Place in a warm and draught free environment until dough has finished proving
  7. Remove dough from the large bowl and stretch out onto clean work bench to make a rectangle
  8. Spread Nutella filling evenly over the rectangle shape and roll into a fat cigar (roll from the longest length of the rectangle to the other end)
  9. Evenly cut dough/cigar into 6 or 12 portions (depending on desired size)
  10. Place dough swirl side up on non stick lined baking tray and gently press dough down so that Nutella is visible
  11. Allow it to prove on baking tray for another 15 minutes or until dough has doubled in size again (with tea towel covering dough while on second prove)
  12. While dough is proving preheat oven on 200°C fan bake
  13. Whisk egg and caster sugar together
  14. Cook dough for 20 minutes until the dough starts to become golden
  15. Bring out of the oven and brush sweet egg mixture onto buns
  16. Sprinkle buns with brown sugar and place back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown and produces a hollow sound when the bottom of the bun is tapped.
  17. Cool buns on wire rack for 10 minutes and enjoy!
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