Cherry + Buns oh my!
Our second recipe from our first cookbook; Nadiya Bakes is Cherry Chelsea Buns on page 184. If you haven't picked up her book yet we are teaming up with @bettysbookshelf in St.Marys where you can pre-order this cookbook.
This recipe had me at buns. Everyone knows me for our Cinnamon buns so I had to put these through the test.
Tips before starting
I used Presidents Choice Berry Cherry Blend- I soaked blend in Orange Juice instead of water (adds a nice subtle orange flavour to filling)- I soaked for 24hrs
Egg should be at room temperature
Butter MUST be at room temperature
Milk should be warm- not hot to touch
I would recommend the following changes to ingredient mixing- add all dry ingredients to your mixing bowl (give it a couple swirls to combine)- add egg and milk together and mix until combined - then add to dry ingredients- mix with dough hook on low speed for 4min- add chopped butter and mix for about 1min to combine- with dough hook on high mix for 6-10min(See the video below to to check if dough is ready)
Spray a large bowl (2 times larger than dough) with baking spray
Flour a surface and empty dough and form a rough ball
Place dough in prepared bowl and place a greased plastic wrap on top
Place in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size
The window pane test
Here is a test to see if your dough has been kneaded enough. It’s called the windowpane test.
If you want to use a scale for all ingredients (which I will ALWAYS recommend) here are conversions
rolling and cutting
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