Chocolate and Pistachio Whiligig Buns

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • To prepare the dough, heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine 5 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  • In a small saucepan, combine 7 1/2 tablespoons butter and the milk, and place over low heat until lukewarm.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs lightly, and then whisk in milk mixture.
  • Stir the liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.
  • Using a mixer with a dough hook, or by hand, knead dough until smooth and springy, adding more flour if necessary.
  • Form into a ball, and place in an oiled bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Punch down dough.
  • Line a 13-by-10-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out one-third of the dough, and place in pan.
  • Roll out remaining dough to a rectangle about 20 by 10 inches.
  • To make filling, mix together the butter and sugar to make a paste.
  • Spread paste evenly over large rectangle of dough.
  • Chop pistachios until splintery, and sprinkle evenly over dough.
  • Top with chocolate chips.
  • Starting from longest side, carefully roll up dough so it looks like a long sausage.
  • Cut dough into 20 slices, each 3/8 inch thick, and arrange with a cut side up on top of dough in pan.
  • Brush buns with beaten egg, and let them sit in a warm place until puffed up and snugly filling pan, about 15 minutes.
  • Bake until buns are risen and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from baking pan to cool on a rack.
  • Serve warm.
  • Makes 20 buns.