Monday, October 6, 2008
Pumpkin & Honey Buns
These buns are sugar free !!!!!
I've trying to recall the original link of this recipe but I failed. The only thing I could remember is that this recipe is from a Taiwanese blog.
These buns are so soft & fluffy, they're sweetened with honey instead of the usual caster sugar. Even though pumpkin has no flavour, I love it's natural orange hue & the sweetness in it. The aroma of honey filled the kitchen while these buns are baking !
This recipe yields 24 buns :
480g High protein flour
120g Plain flour
36g Milk powder
300g Pumpkin paste *
In a mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook, mix all ingredients, except butter & sultanas until well combined. Add butter, mix till smooth & elastic, about 15 mins, knead sultanas into the dough. Let rise in a warm place for 1hr or until dough doubles in bulk.
Punch dough down, divide dough into 56g balls, round up & place into muffin pan that has been lined with muffin cup. bake at preheated 180C oven for 14 mins.
* Pumpkin paste can be obtained by steaming & mashing peeled pumpkin. I usually buy 1/2 a pumpkin & after steaming/mashing, I'll weigh & portion them, thereafter freeze them for breads or muffins.