Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tutti Frutti Buns



When I went home last time, papa bought a pack of sweet buns. Looks like he's been sneaking off one of those for a quick mid-morning snack, just like I would do when I was in school.

I told him I could bake him the buns that tasted just the same as the bakery version and that's what this is.

I started with 1/3 cup milk, a tsp of vegetable oil and a tbsp of sugar. Heated all of these in the microwave for 30 seconds until the sugar dissolved in the liquid. By then, the milk was quite hot so I let it sit for a while to cool back to lukewarm. Sprinkled half a tsp of instant yeast , waited a couple of minutes, then added enough plain flour to make a soft, sticky dough. I used a little more than half a cup of flour but it really depends on the type of flour, the weather and your stars!

Gather then dough into a ball and put in an oiled bowl to rise. Once it doubles, punch it down. Add about a tbsp of tutti frutti - not too much because in the bakery version, you literally have to hunt for the sweet red bits - and mix it well into the dough.

Split into 2-3 parts depending on how large you want to make these rolls, and shape into round buns. Let rise for an hour or so. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 220C. Bake the buns until they turn a golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

These buns would make papa happy as is. Read on for my decadent school day treats. Sit down first, specially if you are one of those diet conscious souls who are easily shocked.

Split the buns in half and toast them. Spread a generous layer of salted (Amul) butter and sprinkle caster sugar all over. Then, if you are eight years old, enjoy. If you are me, enjoy but start planning the fruit and salad diet you will start tomorrow!

14 comments:

Nithya said...

Perfect looking bun :) I have failed 3 times in making buns and my stars are definitely bad when it comes to baking buns :(

sanjeeta kk said...

Buns look pump and yum! Good to have come to your space following a tweet. Love the short ans sweet versions of recipes here.

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Srivalli said...

LOL..I can imagine that diet Simmi..the buns look so delicious..should make for my kids..

Rentu said...

i love your blog, short sweet crisp recipes...

Priti said...

Looks so yum ..I love tutti frutti cake ...

Vibaas said...

yum! Love the peeking tutti fruiti :)

Jayasri Ravi said...

Hi sim, how are you doing?, after a long time, I am back, as sanjeeta says, I love your space, just for the same reason and lovely write-ups, made me laugh just now!, that looks lovely, Mmmm., must be quite tasty with all that in their, tempting to make me.., I know my kids would love it!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Lovely writeup...buns looks super soft n Yummo..
First time here.. Hv a wonderful space..would love to hear from u too...
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Jyothi said...

Is it really so easy to make buns? These remind me of my school days- a teatime accompaniment when we come back from school- and you are right about the tutti frutti..you literally had to pick through the bun for those bits of fruit! My brother and I used to fight for the bun that looked the most promising in terms of the frui in it! :)

First time at your blog, loving it already! :)

Naina said...

Thats so cute and nice :)

Linhy said...

looks super good!!!

notyet100 said...

reminds me of my childhood days ;-)

Betsy said...

The buns look perfect, and I could actually smell them as I read the recipe. First the yeasty smell, then the fragrance of the done ones!

Betsy said...

Was telling a FB friend from Wales about these buns, and asked her what tutti frutti was. She only remembered that kind of ice cream from childhood. We both know of tutti frutti as chopped glace fruits -- is this correct? And is that available in the UK, as in a package? Thanks. B