Amma gave me so many recipes using raw bananas, the stem and flower. But wanted to try something different. By recent baking spree headed up and my thoughts were towards baking something with banana. Thanks for Jai nad Bee for their “chelsea bun recipe“. Got inspired by the taste of those delicious buns and made these with bananas. I made the basic dough with that recipe and added sliced banana’s and voila it turned to be a fabulous bun. I did not want to post the recipe before tasting them and if it is not good I would go for amma’s recipes. Thats waht I was thinking before I had one. Today did not have much time to have breakfast and was carrying these buns along with the second batch of Chelsea buns for my brother for work. On the way to work I tasted one of the banana buns and it simply went inside within less than a minute. They were really good. Luckily I clicked few pics before and after baking which I can post now! Here comes the recipe.
For Basic dough – I followed the chelsea bun recipe for the bun dough.(Halfed the contents to make 4 buns)
All purpose flour – 2 1/4 cups
Active Dry Yeast – 1 tea spoon
Salt – 1/8 tea spoon (3 pinches)
Butter – 1 table spoon nad 1 tea spoon
Milk – 1/2 cup (warm)
Sugar – 1/4 cup
For the filling:
Domerara sugar – 4 tea spoons
Cinnamon powder – 4 pinch
Firm ripe bananas sliced into 1/4 discs – 12 pieces
How to make it?
Make the bun dough as per the recipe. After the first rise punch down the dough and knead it until it becomes smooth. Make large lemon sized balls. Flatten one ball to 1/4 inch thick disc. Arrange 3 slices of banana and spread 1 tea spoon of domerara sugar over it. Sprinkle one pinch of cinnamon over it.
Close all the edges firmly and make the ball in to a bun. Repeat for the rest of the balls. Arrange these filled buns in a greased baking pan and let it rise to double of its size in a warm place. It takes almost an hour.
Bake it in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until the crust becomes golden brown. Glaze it with honey when they are still warm and enjoy!
This is my contribution for JFI Banana hosted by lovely Mandira of Ahaar.
And as my dear friends asked me to send this as an entry for MBP – bread(which I have never dared to do till date because I am beginner in baking). This is my entry for MBP conducted by Coffee of The Spice Cafe.
As Coffee wants us to list all our favorite smells in the kitchen, here goes the list:
1. Curry leaves and jeera frying in oil during taalipu
2. Drumstick leaves frying in the ghee at the end of ghee making process
3. Buns baking in the oven
4. Coriander leaves when added to hot rasam in the end.
and so many others. I love the smell of my mom’s palms once she’s done with the her cooking. A vareity of spice smells along with Love and Care !