Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Eggless Sweet Fruit Buns

Spring is finally bracing our corner. The warm weather and blooming garden, the spirit is high. The summer time change in March made me more happy, I can click most of my picture with a natural sunlight till 7.00 PM :)
After seeing Happy Cook raisin buns monday. I ended up turning my oven late evening! Hoping to click with the late sunlight.
If you are new or don't know Happy cook, she is an happy soul woman who warm up her oven pretty much every (day) weekend! She does magic with her oven, mesmerize with her delicious baking goodies. I need to get another opinion from her family what they think about her macarons every month :)
I bookmarked her recipe of sweet buns (basic), knowing well that I should convert her recipe into cups. The job turned easier with the help of scale. Before proceeding, I noted few changes, like adding whole wheat flour and replacing egg with flax seeds, etc..
Once I started measuring, here came the real unexpected trouble with yeast! She used fresh and I had dry rapid yeast. The quantity mentioned was too high ! Too late, I couldn't ask any suggestion in FB - so proceed with little guessing... The buns turned out soft , sweet, perfect for the next day breakfast! I used some mixed fruits leftover from my fruitcake! Yeap, it was a decade ago I baked fruitcake! After all, the buns are excellent and keepsake. Thanks Happy Cook you are a sweet darling :)

For an original recipe, refer her sweet dough


Eggless Sweet buns

Sweet Buns
Yield: 8 buns

White Whole wheat flour: 3/4 cup
Unbleached all purpose flour: 1 C + 1/4 cup
Rapid yeast: 2 tsp
Sugar: 2 tbsp
Soft butter: 3 tbsp
Flax seeds: 1 1/2 tsp + water: 3 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Luke warm milk or water: 1/2 cup (used milk) + 1 tsp

Mixed fruits: 1/3 cup
Soften Butter: 1 tbsp (brush the buns)

Method

Add the yeast in bowl, sugar and  luke warm milk. Whisk it briefly. Let it sit for 5 minutes until they foam. Now add the flax seeds + water. Mix well yeast and flax seeds.
In a bowl, add the flours, make a well in midlle, add the soften butter, salt and yeast mixture. Form a sticky dough. if needed add a tsp of water.
Turn the dough in slightly flour surface, knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes.
Great work out for spring! Don't be tempted of adding any flour!
The dough will turn soft and elastic!
Spray a bowl with oil put the dough in bowl and turn the oily surface up.
Cover and let it rise until double. It took 45 minutes.
Now, punch down the air, flat the dough, add mixed fruits (u can use any of ur choice like: chocoalate chips, raisins, check her place)
Mix the dough until the fruits get mixed. Make 8 even balls, shape it round.
Place in greased pan or cookie sheet. Let it rise another 30 minutes (until double)
Preheat the oven for 375 C, place the buns and cook until the top turns golden brown (about 18 to 20 min).
Once they come out from oven, brush with butter - The buns top will be soft later.

Warm few seconds in microwave the next day!

Eggless Sweet buns


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69 comments:

Laavanya said...

I was so tempted after seeing HCs recipe and now here's another delish version. I'm going to try both with choc and this :)

ss said...

Sweet post! All bloggers here are baking bread! I should take up bread-baking too!! :)

Daisy Blue said...

Such a tempting bun Cham...and yeah the 7:00 pm sunset works for my photos as well :P

Rachana Kothari said...

I love the look of these buns:) they are so beautiful!!! And mixed fruits addition is definitely a cool idea:)

Sonia said...

Oh my! these tutti-fruity buns reminds me of India. Looks perfectly soft like cotton. I know i will love this as it has hint of mild sweetness. :)
btw, I have been meaning to make your sweet buns. Thanks for introducing Happy Cook and her blog. :)

Cham said...

Sonia: Better that u try this one or HC recipe! This one is far better than the older sweet buns I baked last year!

Curry Leaf said...

WOW,Excellent they look especially love the insides.I too must try this Cham.
Love the way you replaced eggs with flax.It never shows though.The buns look perfect and nobody will feel the flax in them.Sometimes flax leaves grains in the finished product but this one looks great.

Sonia said...

Oh thank you Cham for your reply. Now I have to find some colorful tutti-fruity (you know i really love it). Will let you know once i tried it.
Thanks! :)

Ruchikacooks said...

yennkku oru entry :((((((((

Bread looks really yum, like the tutty fruity bun sold in bakeries..

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Latha said...

Gorgeous and soft looking buns you have there!!! Lovely.

Nandini said...

Wow! It's really sweet, Chammy! I'd like to bite some!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sure better than the store bought ones Cham!

aquadaze said...

the buns look perfect! Love the addition of that dried fruit...we'd get something similar in India years ago, these buns took me straight back to childhood!

Padma said...

They look so soft and very tempting, loved the tuti fruity's on top.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Cham..ennooda fave ithu:)Nice pic

roopa said...

Those remind me of my childhood days when i used o buy this from the bakery on the way to school as lunch. Thats a grea idea to use flax seeds in place of eggs. I have this milled flax seed, which i have been planning to incorporate in dishes or as egg substitute. I will be trying this :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That looks so cute,fresh and beautiful too!!

notyet100 said...

even i am in luv with her baking ,buns look so yum,...

Parita said...

I love sweet buns with tutti frutti, i too wanted to make these! any substitute for flax seed mixture?

Rachel said...

Spring Indeed is a bauetiful season right?
I did the choc version from HC's blog and am addicted to it..Your bread buns look great with the specks of red and green.

Thank you so much for sending this in.

jayasree said...

Sooo tempting buns, Cham. i have bookmarked HC's. Seeing yours I can't wait to try it. And eggless too. Good job, Cham.

Lavi said...

Superb Buns Cham!! it has come out so well!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this is my hubby's fav one..i was in search of this recipe..thanks for sharing cham.. :) nice click..

Cham said...

Parita:she used egg yolk- which gives a richness!
Flax seeds can be skipped + the tsp of water indicated along.
I don't feel it will affect the texture and taste of bun!

sowmya's creative saga said...

that looks really soft and delicious..

Happy Cook said...

Ohhhhhhhhh thankyou for sunch sweet words, well i will let you know what happend with the mac when i give him today ;-)
I must figure out about the yeast as the book i have is always using fresh yeast.
This has come our so fluffy. Love the fruits in them, so colourfull. Next time i am gonna use these as it reminds me of the buns we get back home from the bakers.
Thankyou for trying the recipe,

Suparna said...

hey cham ...this is the kinda buns very popular in bakeries here :) I love them completely :P u've made an eggless version of these too good!
I still dont have the courage to bake bread at home after a couple of disasters :( :( :(
Enjoy
TC

Prathibha said...

Love these kind of sweet buns..childhood favorite..

Bong Mom said...

Yeah Happy bakes pretty much every day I think :) Your buns look super yummy too and the tutti-fruity reminds me of my childhood buns

I love the spring on your blog

Vrinda said...

I can c the spring on ur layout...yummy and perfect buns

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

I loved the look of these buns...so tempting..

Akal's Saappadu said...

sweet buns look perfect Cham!!

I like Happy Cook's recipes too!!! she makes delicious baked items !!!

it has come out feathery and fluffy!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, looks cute, soft and moist...like the way u displayed it:)

Usha said...

These buns look fabulous Cham ! I remember seeing them on HC's site and thinking I would love to try them, and after seeing yours I am even more tempted :-)

SpicyTasty said...

Lovely click. Looks mouthwatering and the bun looks soft too.

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love buns in any flavour...too tempting

Priyameena said...

what a tempting and great looking sweet buns!

Gita said...

Fruit buns looks so good Cham...thye have turned so soft! excellent snack for the evening :)

Vaishali said...

Yum, these look totally professional and pretty with those bright fruity dots. Lovely, Cham.

Gulmohar said...

Just hopped from Happy cook's space after admiring her macaroons..:-)
Your buns look so pretty. Loved the idea of adding fruits.Perfect way to make the picky-eaters eat more fruits ;-)

myspicykitchen said...

wow! those are very tempting sweet buns!

Cynthia said...

Though eggless, these are fluffy. Nice one Cham.

Yasmeen said...

Sweet and moist,sure to delight my kids :D

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks for the tempting and yummy entry, Cham.
I will give it a try later.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Buns look so good...truly reminds me of the bakery in our street back in India..job well done Cham...

forkbootsandapalette said...

oooh..love it!! been meaning to make some too...

Deepa G Joshi said...

I love these sweet buns. brought my childhood memories back,,I sometimes used to take this in my tiffin on saturdays..

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Suma Rajesh said...

sooo i am speechless...looks fantastic cham..

Padhu said...

It is so tempting and addition of mixed fruits sounds interesting!

PJ said...

oh, i love these sweet buns! so soft and delicious. love the new look of your blog too, very springish :)

Divya Vikram said...

Wow! Looks so so soft and airy. Bookmarked Cham!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the Eggless Sweet Fruit Buns. The tutti frutti on the top looks awesome. Since you live in the US, let me tell you that I am doing an excellent giveaway at my spot. Interested? Come check my latest post for more details.

Priya said...

Tempting buns...looks fabulous with those tutti fruity!!

Pravs said...

Nice sweet soft buns.. with mixed fruits it looks like the one you get in bakery.so,you can replace eggs with flax seeds ? recently read how good flax seeds are. That's a nice addition.

Uma said...

mmm. those buns look soooo tempting!! Hope you saved some for me :)

Ruchikacooks said...

Yes. Morekali is my favorite breakfast to lick and eat ;)
Usually I make it when I am alone..

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Meena said...

Oh my gosh!!! Cham, visiting your space, after a while...so glad I did!!! now I want to try out these sweet buns...lovely!!! am following you now to make sure I dont miss any more yummies!

Meena said...

btw,cham, where is your followers gadget so I can get updates of ur recipes on my google reader?

Pavithra said...

This is as best as u can make it da.. Looks perfect and healthy ..

Soma said...

those look so fluffy and light on the inside. Bookmarking this eggless version. Since mil is here & she is veg. I will give this a try.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Miri said...

I would never have thought that you could make these soft as pillow buns with whole wheat flour! I remember having this as a child - thanks!

Silence Sings said...

nice one....perfect one for my daughter....following u...

Raaga said...

These look incredibly soft!

Jagruti said...

Tempting and yummy buns..pics looks great!! plz can you tell me which font are you using on your pics..love them..

Cham said...

Jagruti:The font is Vivaldi-Italic in Photoshop

MeetaK said...

cham these fruit buns look divine. love the vivid colored candied fruit here!

my kitchen said...

Kids favorite buns,looks Tempting & perfect

lisamichele said...

Those are some gorgeous buns..love the little bits of color the fruit provides. Great photos too..they really showcase the crumb and tenderness.

PreeOccupied said...

These are my favoritest buns! I used to butter them and have them with chai before going to work. I am gonna bookmark your recipe and make these soon.