Kimbula Banis | Sweet Buns

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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.

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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?

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Recipe adapted from here

Makes 15-18 buns

WHAT WE NEED

170 gms All purpose flour

20 gms Milk powder

1 egg

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!

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This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, ‘Sri Lankan Cuisine’.

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Burger Buns

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I have been planning to make burgers from scratch forever now. Finally I achieved this grand ambition last month when we had the Burger theme for the Blogging Marathon. Smart girl that I am, I immediately saved up the burger bun recipe for Bake-a-thon. So here it is.

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Recipe from here.

Makes 4 buns

WHAT WE NEED

Lukewarm water                          1/4 – 1/2 cup

Butter, room temp                       1 tbsp

Egg, small                                       1

All purpose flour                          1  3/4 cup

Sugar                                                2 tbsp

Salt                                                    3/4 tsp

Instant yeast                                  1 1/2 tsp

Melted butter                                 2 tbsp

WHAT TO DO

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl to form a dough
  • Set aside in a greased bowl for an hour or till the dough doubles in bulk
  • Punch down the dough and divide it into 4 parts
  • Roll each part into a round bun and place them on a greased baking tray
  • Set aside for an hour or till the buns appear puffy
  • Preheat the oven to 190 C
  • Brush the buns with half of the melted butter
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes till the top of the buns are golden brown
  • Remove from the oven and brush with the balance melted butter
  • Cool the buns on a wire rack
  • Enjoy with a patty of your choice!

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This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2016