Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cinnamon Coconut Buns

Yesterday was World Bread Baking Day.  After missing my chance for last year, I was desperate to attend it this year.  Unfortunately whenever I try to bake for some important occasions, I experience these power load shedding, fuse gets burnt and finally no current for the whole day.  The same happened yesterday too, so I completed my bread after 8 p.m , which is not a good time for me to picture it, since I depend on natural light 100 percent.


So here I am posting my Cinnamon Coconut Buns today.  This might be just an ordinary coconut bun but I love the flavour of coconut in all food.  Whenever I use coconut in any sweet or dessert, normally I would like to flavour it with cardamom, this time for a change I used cinnamon.  Freshly baked bread always fills your home with a nice aroma, that too if you are having any flavours like cardamom, nutmeg or cinnamon in your bread, the aroma released from the bread is extraordinary. Go ahead, bake it and experience it.

Makes 1 medium sized loaf
Preparation Time: 20 minutes+ rising time
Cooking Time: 30- 40 minutes

Ingredients
All purpose flour- 500 g
Yeast- 4 tsp
Egg- 1
Milk-200 ml+ extra if needed
Butter - 1 tbsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Salt- 1 tsp

For the filling:
Fresh grated coconut- 150 g
Brown Sugar- 2 tbsp
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 1 tbsp

For Egg wash:
Egg- 1
Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp
Granulated Sugar- To sprinkle on top

Method:
Mix together the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, add the egg.  Heat the butter and milk together until the butter gets melted.  Add the milk mixture little by little into the flour mixture and start beating with a electric mixer with a dough tool until the dough holds together.
Turn the dough into a floured work surface and knead it well for about 5 minutes.  Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl, cover with a cling film or a warm tea towel and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours until it looks doubled in size.

Mean while start preparing the filling by melting the butter in a pan, then add the coconut and sugar.  Stir well until the sugar melts completely and gets incorporated with the coconut well.  Finally add the cinnamon powder, mix well and take it off from heat.

Once the dough looks raised, punch the air back, do not knead it too much.  Divide the dough into 5  equal rounds.  Roll one round into 8 cm length and 2 cm wide.  Place the filling in the middle and then roll it up.  For the remaining 4 rounds, roll each one into a circle of 8 cm diameter.  Apply the filling in the middle of the circle, fold it into  semi circle, again apply the filling on top, and then fold it again to form a triangle, repeat this with the remaining 3 rounds.

Grease and line a 8 cm round cake tin, place the circle in the middle and all the triangles on the sides.  Cover it loosely and let it rise for 20 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 220 degree Celsius.  For egg wash, beat together the egg and vanilla essence.  Brush the egg wash on top of the bread and sprinkle with granulated sugar on top.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the top of the bread looks light brown in colour.  Take it out from the oven, cool it in the wire rack for 5 minutes, remove it from the tin and serve while they are still warm.

Note:
This bread doesn't have to be only in this shape, you can also make it like normal buns.  Just take a small ball flatten it, place the filling, cover the ball and again or any other creative shape too.

Linking this with World Bread Baking Day 2012


26 comments:

ANU said...

omg! this is drool worthy dear....wow stunning picks...could not take my eyes off...
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Subhashini said...

OMG It looks so yummy cant resists to tell that i want this whole

Priya said...

Wowwww, am speechless..Seriously wish to have this buns,anything with cinnamon is my fav definitely.

Nandita SS said...

The bread looks perfect Ayeesha!!Great photography as well :)

Nupur said...

Hey Long Tim Ayeesha... I like the idea of baking them in a Round tin rather than a Flat one.. Has given it a nice n different shape altogether :)

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done looks wonderful

divya said...

Wow...mouth-watering looking at the pictures...

Farah Saleem azeez said...

omg!! so delicious looking! lovely pics!.....i love coconut buns!

Follow Foodie said...

Nice!
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Akila said...

Perfectly made buns dear

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Shirley Tay said...

Awesome bakes, my friend! How have u been? It's been a while since we last exchange words. Hope all's well!

suhaina aji said...

They look too good Ayeesha. Perfectly done and wonderful clicks

Biny's Recipes said...

wow love the buns...cinnamon adds gr8 flavour

Beena.stephy said...

woow ayeesha looks wonderful

Priya R said...

love your idea of baking in a round tin and besides love the rose like swirl inbetween :) yum

Az said...

Looks delicious! Done to perfection!

tasteofbeirut said...

These buns look spectacular~I have to try them asap! One question though: You say to use 4 tbsp of yeast; is it tablespoon you mean or teaspoon? for 500 g of flour, I thought that it might be a typo. Thanks for the clarification!

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Oh my!!! these looks AMAZING!!!Must try recipe..Thank you..

Shema George said...

those buns looks so so good....feel like grabbing them off the screen...beautiful clicks as always

Jaleela said...

Cinnamon Bun looks tempting

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Love how my home smells after baking bread! These buns look delicious!

Umm Mymoonah said...

@ Taste Of Beirut, thank you for your lovely comments, also thank you for pointing out about the yeast. Yes, it was a typing error, hopefully anybody didn't try with 4 tbsp :)

zorra said...

Uff, I am glad you did it despite power cut etc. Thank you for baking for Word Bread Day . Hope you will join us next year again!

Tamanna Khan said...

oh my..look at those soft cinnamon flavored buns...i am definitely making this soon :) my family loves home baked buns and breads. jazakallah for the recipe

Colette Joseph said...

I'd wake up extra early if these were ready for breakie!

Colette Joseph said...

I'd wake up extra early if these were ready for breakie!

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