Miffy Hot Cross Buns
I got down to make Miffy scorching cross buns, I did, however typically one of the best intentions and all that…Lengthy story brief, my Miffy buns turned out not so scorching and never so cross as a result of bunny buns with raisins in them simply don’t look proper. So, I scrapped the recent cross bun thought and simply went with straight up comfortable and fluffy Miffy buns.
I’ve to admit, the one purpose I used to be going to make scorching cross buns is due to Easter. I’m really not likely an enormous scorching cross bun fan. I do know the track, however other than that and consuming the random bun or two (often when it’s a free pattern), I’m not an enormous scorching cross bun fan.
To me, Easter is all in regards to the chocolate, Easter eggs hunts, and bunnies – like Miffy! Miffy, if you happen to don’t know, is an lovely story e book bunny created by the Dutch artist Dick Bruna. He wrote a collection of youngsters’s books which can be fairly fashionable. I like Miffy’s form and undoubtedly personal fairly a number of Miffy issues so I believed I’d make some Miffy formed meals so I may have extra Miffy in my life.
Hopefully, come Easter, somebody (by somebody I imply me) will get up and discover an Easter basket stuffed with Miffy issues left by the Easter bunny (by that, I imply Mike). However, in actuality, we’re going to most likely be skipping out on Easter this yr as a result of we’ve received a bunch of issues on the transfer, actually. We’re in the midst of performing some main spring cleansing/Marie Kondo-ing and I’m actually, actually trying ahead to a extra minimalistic life-style. Even when which means no ham as a result of we gained’t have something to bake it in. Heehee.
Anyway, these fluffy buns are the bottom bun I exploit right here. Primarily they’re the identical, besides formed into Miffy. All it’s essential do is divide the dough up and form. Her face is a straightforward ball and her ears are ovals which can be tucked beneath. A fast bake within the oven, then you definately get to pipe melted chocolate on her face, which is blessedly easy: two eyes and an X for her mouth. Too cute!
What are you guys doing for Easter? I hope there’s ham and tacky scalloped potatoes!
fluffy bunnies and Easter eggs,
Miffy Bunny Buns Recipe
makes 7-Eight bunnies
- 120 grams water, heat
- 1 teaspoon energetic dry yeast
- 250 grams bread flour
- 30 grams sugar
- 1/four teaspoon salt
- half of massive egg, flippantly overwhelmed
- 25 grams butter, at room temperature
- melted chocolate, for Miffy faces
Sprinkle the yeast onto the nice and cozy water. Let proof.
Within the bowl of your mixer, stir collectively the flour, sugar and salt.
Whisk the egg into the yeast combination, then add to the dry substances. Use a wood spoon to combine till it comes right into a ball after which swap to a dough hook and knead till the dough pulls away cleanly from the edges.
Add the room temperature butter and proceed to knead, about 10 minutes, till the dough reaches the windowpane stage – take a bit of dough in regards to the measurement of a golf ball and stretch it out between your fingers and thumbs. In the event you can stretch it with out the dough breaking, you’re good to go.
Switch to a clear bowl and canopy with plastic wrap. Place in a heat spot and let rise till doubled, about 1 hour.
Take the dough and tip it out onto a flippantly floured floor. Punch down flippantly then divide into 2, with one barely bigger than the opposite. With the bigger ball, divide into Eight – these would be the faces. Divide the smaller ball into 16 – these would be the ears. Cowl loosely with plastic wrap so that they don’t dry out.
Roll out Eight parts of dough and produce the perimeters in the direction of the middle and tucking into balls. Place on a parchment paper lined pan, very nicely separated, as they are going to rise/unfold. Cowl with plastic wrap as you form the ears from the opposite 16 items. Roll into slight rectangular shapes and tuck beneath the faces. Be sure that the whole lot is roofed with plastic wrap and let proof for 1 hour.
Warmth the oven to 356°F. Brush the buns with egg wash earlier than baking, if desired. Bake for 15 minutes, or till golden brown. Let cool utterly, then use melted chocolate pipe on eyes and an x for Miffy’s mouth. Take pleasure in!
Observe: I usually discover myself scaling recipes and having issues name for half of massive egg. I often whisk a complete egg in a small bowl, then measure out 1 half of tablespoons of the whisked egg. Save the remaining egg for egg wash, if desired.
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