Recipe for How to make homemade buns

Fluffy, aromatic and fibrous

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  • 500 gr. flour (prefer the one with the indication for buns)
  • 20 gr. dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup tea milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten, plus extra for brushing
  • 50 gr. powdered sugar
  • Grate 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp. Mahalepi
  • 75 gr. softened butter


step 1

Mix the flour, yeast and a pinch of salt in the mixer bucket with a dough hook, form a puddle in the center and set aside.

step 2

Add the milk, eggs, sugar, orange zest, machete and 100 ml of lukewarm water and mix until it becomes a soft dough (5-7 minutes). Gradually add the butter, stirring until a smooth soft dough is formed (3-5 minutes).

step 3

Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside until doubled in volume (40 minutes - 1 hour).

step 4

Once the dough is puffed, divide it into 3 pieces, open into "ribbons" and form a braid or a wreath of braid. Place in a greased baking tray and set aside for about 20 minutes.

step 5

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, grease the bun with egg and bake until golden brown (25-30 minutes).