Berlin Buns

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READY IN: 1hr 18mins
YIELD: 1 Batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces flour
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 34
    ounce yeast
  • 1 14
    ounces butter
  • 3 12
    ounces milk
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1
  • jam
  • cinnamon sugar (or powdered sugar)
  • oil (for deep frying)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream half the sugar and yeast in a bowl and let stand for 5 minutes in a warm place.
  • Sift flour and salt into a bowl with remaining sugar.
  • Melt butter, warm the milk and egg.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and add the yeast, eggs, milk and butter.
  • Work the mix until all are combined evenly.
  • Pat into a round. Cover with damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place.
  • Turn onto a floured board and pull off 1.75 oz pieces and roll into balls.
  • Leave balls for 10-15 minutes.
  • Flatten balls with your hand.
  • Brush rounds with lightly beaten egg whites and place a spoonful of jam in the middle and seal.
  • Place on a tray and cover with tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise again.
  • Deep fry a few at a time in hot oil until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper and dust with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.
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