My usual modus operandi in any country theme is to look for the breads available there and try to bake atleast one such dish. I chanced upon this awesome sweet bun recipe and knew I had to make it. It is simple, tasty and makes for a perfect snack for kids.
This dish is supposed to look like a crocodile and hence the name ‘kimbula’ which means crocodile. So usually these buns are longer and bigger. But I wanted to give these for my daughter’s snack box and so made them smaller and figured these could work as baby kimbula rolls. What say?
Recipe adapted from here
Makes 15-18 buns
WHAT WE NEED
170 gms All purpose flour
20 gms Milk powder
4 gms Instant yeast
15 gms Brown sugar
25 gms Sugar + for sprinkling on top
12 gms Unsalted butter
65-70 gms Warm water
WHAT TO DO
- Mix all the ingredients together, except water
- Add the water slowly to form a soft and pliant dough
- Knead for 2-3 minutes and keep covered in a bowl till it doubles in volume. It should take around 1 hour
- Take out the dough and roll it with a rolling pin to a long rectangle
- Cut the dough into small triangles with a dough scrapper or knife
- Roll each triangle from the broad side to the narrow side
- Line a baking tray with parchment
- Transfer the rolled dough to the baking tray and set aside for half hour
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Sprinkle sugar generously on top of the dough buns
- Bake for 20 minutes or till the top is golden brown
- Serve warm
- Enjoy with some tea!
This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, ‘Sri Lankan Cuisine’.