Sunday, 28 September 2014

Papparoti Coffee Bun

We've all seen Instagram pictures of these. I surely have and I'm guessing you have too (if you've got Instagram that is -  If not make one and follow me on 'thebiscuittins' *Plug plug plug*). 

I've never been to Dubai before and it's there where this shop is, so me being intrigued decided to turn to Google. Was it a biscuit? Was it a rusk? Was it a cake? No! It's a Coffee Bun and I just HAD to try making it. 


I found the recipe for this on YouTube here and although I can't tell you it was the same as the original seeing as I haven't ever tried the original, from the appearance I think I've done a pretty good job! They also tasted super yum just on it's own or even filled with a coffee cream.



Coffee Bun with Chocolate Sauce
Dough
  • 500g – 1lb – 4Cups of  Bread flour
  • 75g – 2.5oz – 0.4 of a Cup of Brown or white sugar
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 2 tsp of Instant or Quick Yeast
  • 1 Egg Lightly Beaten
  • 270ml Whole Milk
  • 60g – 2oz – 1/4 Cup of Softened Butter
Topping

  • 200g Soft Butter
  • 160g - 5.5oz - 1 1/3 cup of Icing Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs Lightly Beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons of Instants Coffee mixed with a small amount of water. You can add some powder cinnamon to the coffee if you like.
  • 200g - 7oz - 1.6 cups - Self Raising Flour 
Method


  1. Place the Flour, Sugar, Salt into a mixing bowl and mix
  2. Warm the Milk and add to the flour mixture along with the egg and mix in a mixer with a dough hook for 8 minutes
  3. Put the butter in the bowl and mix for an additional 5 minutes
  4. Divide the dough into 16 Balls and place on a baking sheet to prove
  5. For the Topping mix the icing sugar and butter until light and fluffy . Then add the lightly beaten eggs and coffee then flour.
  6. Pipe the icing on the top of the buns in a swirl then pop into the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 mins. 
  7. Let your buns cool and you're ready to feast away

Although in the Original recipe a little knob of butter is placed into the middle of the bun before baking, I tried this with a few, and the butter seemed to just melt and seep out of the bun. Also, I personally prefer them without the butter and hey, it's that tinier bit healthier without it. Sounds like a win win to me. 

For a few of them, I made a Coffee cream by whipping some double cream, adding a little strong coffee and icing sugar and piped it into the middle. These also tasted really delicious and were a little more moist which I like. Either way, whichever variation you make I can assure you the end result will be yum none the less!
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