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    Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    The Best Orange Buns

    It was World Bread Day on October on October 16th Hosted by Zorra click here to check out all the recipes. I was alerted to this challenge by Anali who writes a wonderful blog click here to view.
    I entered my Chocolate Manadrin Bread but one of the criteria was to bake the bread on the day.
    So I missed out as my entry was an old post.
    Anyway Anali's entry is on her blog.

    Called Sweet Orange Bread.

    I decided to adapt this bread into buns.
    Oh My God They are Divine.
    Thank you Anali

    Sweet Orange Buns
    1 large egg (beaten)
    1/3 cup milk (warm)
    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    ¼ cup honey (warm)
    1 tablespoon butter (melted)
    Juice and pulp of one orange
    1 ½ teaspoon yeast
    2 ½ cups flour
    ½ teaspoon salt

    In small bowl in microwave, heat milk, honey, and butter until it melts.
    The liquid should not be too hot, just very warm.
    Add yeast to warm mixture and use a small whisk to combine.
    Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
    In a medium bowl combine flour and salt.
    Add yeast mixture to flour.
    Add orange juice, pulp and egg.

    Mix well with wooden spoon until you can longer stir it.
    Place dough on a floured surface and knead until very easy to handle. About 10 minutes.
    Place dough back in bowl and cover loosely. Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours.
    Punch down bread and shape into 6 buns
    Place on greased baking sheet and let rise for about 45 minutes.

    I brushed them with melted butter and sprinkled sugar on the top

    Bake at 175C degrees for about 25 minutes.

    Look at the crumb...just like a bought one.
    I ate one hot with butter

    Thought I had died and gone to heaven.

    Dale loved it too.


    Anali said...

    Oh yummy!!!! You improved the recipe!! I'm trying rolls next time too! ; )

    So Simple said...

    Yes I thought the buns would be a good idea and yes it was. BY the way thank you for the idea

    zorra said...

    First class! Great idea to make buns!

    Asha said...

    I love the Orangy color and the taste. Looks great Gilly!:)

    So Simple said...

    Thanks Zorra it really worked.

    Asha They are a pretty bun alright.
    Will be making them again.
    I have frozen 4 of them and will be reheating them on the boat.
    we'll see how that works.

    Jim said...

    Oooh, this looks good--and kind of reminds me, appearance-wise, of monkey bread. :D

    So Simple said...

    Had a quick look at the monkey bread that looks fun might have to try that the little ,kids would love it.