Sweet black and white buns
The time we got our little Katya, aside from getting familiar with the secrets of parenting one at a time, what made us especially happy was the great number of relatives and friends to come and praise our newborn.
The last couple of months our flat is fulfilled with many unannounced guests who wanted to share our happiness with them. As good hosts of course, I and Ana were in charge of the food preparation to serve our closest ones in the greatest manner.
One of our dear traditions is to serve something sweet. The smell of cinnamon, of baked cakes, sweet donuts, chocolate and vanilla, constantly flavored out kitchen in the last months.
Some of our neighbors might even think that some new cake boutique was being opened in our neighborhood which is surely a great compliment for us and our skillfulness.
There isn’t anything lovelier than the smells of recently baked desserts, which leads you into taking a piece or more and forget of the moment that it is not always smart to lose track with eating sweet food.
As for these black and white buns, we know for sure that the food lovers prone to sugar scolded desserts will absolutely adore them. These sweet black and white buns being perfectly decorated could delight anyone with their looks and taste.
Our great satisfaction was the fact that even thought we haven’t made this recipe before; our first time was a success. It would be immodestly to say that all of our recipes are a first success, as yet this particular one was indeed.
Nonetheless, we’ve found the recipe on a local forum for cooking, still apparently modified by us in order to keep our intention always to be innovative and creative.
Our suggestion is to experiment in every occasion since it is the only way to find out that cooking is an art, freed from strict rules and directions. Even the smallest modifications could lead to miracles.
Shorten your sleeves and turn this recipe into reality. We are impatient to receive your comments of how it went, whether you liked it and we promise many new sweet surprises to come.
- 1 eggs
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 120 ml cooking oil
- 120 ml milk
- 4 grams dry yeast
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 250 grams flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 500 grams sugar
- 250 ml water
- Sift the flour with baking powder, add dry yeast and mix well.
- Whisk the eggs with sugar, milk and oil and combine with dry ingredients. Well knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
- Divide the dough in half. Combine the cocoa, sugar and milk and add to one of the dough halves. Knead until blended.
- How, divide the black and white dough into three equal parts and roll each part into a 10 cm circle.
- Place one black and one white circle over other. Do the same with the rest of the circles. Cover them with plastic wrap and let them rest for 45 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll each into a circle about 45 cm round. Using a pizza cutter cut the circle into four quarters, and then each quarter into three wedges.
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Line one baking sheet with baking paper.
- Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet and let them rest for about 30 minutes.
- Bake the rolls for about 10-15 minutes or until slightly brown.
- Meanwhile, prepare the sugar syrup. Place the water and sugar in a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Then simmer for 10 minutes and turn the heat off.
- Pour the syrup over the rolls. As they cool, the roll will absorb the syrup and get soft. Once cooled down, they are ready to serve.