Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tutti Frutti and Honey Buns

Tutti Frutti and Honey Buns - Soft, and buttery milk buns with honey, tutti frutti and hint of cinnamon. Best served with a cup of warm milk / masala chai.


  • 2 and 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • 50 ml Warm Water
  • 1 and 1/2 Teaspoon Dry active Yeast
  • 180 ml Warm Milk ( milk should not be hot, it should be warm; I used full cream milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons  (melted) unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Tutti Frutti


1. Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of yeast to 50 ml of warm water

2. Wait for the yeast to get active and froth

3. If it doesn't froth, discard and start with a new batch of warm water and yeast. Do not proceed to the next step if your yeast is not frothy

4. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt , Cinnamon Powder

5. Add honey and melted butter to the flour and using a spoon mix it gently

6. Now add frothy yeast mixture and warm milk to the flour and mix using your hand. Grease your hands well so that the flour doesn't stick on your hand

7. This mixture will be slightly sticky

8. Transfer this mixture in to working surface and using your hands, knead well for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the dough will not be sticky and it will be holding shape nicely. Shape it in the form of ball

9. Transfer this dough ball to a greased bowl and keep it in a warm place. I preheated my oven to 180C for 5 minutes, switched off the oven and then kept this dough bowl inside the oven. Heat in the oven will help raise the dough. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep the oven door slightly open

10. After 1 hour or 1 and 1/2 hours, the dough will be doubled in size

11. Take the dough out of the oven, punch it. Add tutti frutti to the dough and knead well

12. Divide the dough into 5 or 6 equal sized balls in the shape of buns and place them on a greased cookie sheet

13. Return the cookie sheet to the warm oven and let the (bun) dough raise in the oven

14. After 30 minutes, the buns would have doubled in size and they are ready to bake

15. Preheat oven to 180 C

16. Brush the buns with milk wash ( 2 tablespoon milk with 1/2 teaspoon cream. I used amul fresh cream+ milk mixture). You can use egg wash instead of milk wash

16. Place the cookie sheet with bun dough in the oven and bake them at 180C for 40 minutes

17. Keep watching your buns after 30 minutes
18. Buns are done when the top is nice golden color

19. Once they are out of the oven, brush them with butter. Let them cool in the cookie sheet for 5 to 10 minutes

20. Then transfer them to the wire rack and cool completely

21. These are best served with warm milk 

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