Frosty weekend morning... While everyone is sleeping, basking in warm beds, it's time to prepare soft, vanilla and orange-scented bars for morning tea or coffee. And when the bars will blush their barrel in the oven, their flavor will catch up to the kitchen all... even those who like to sleep on weekends before lunch...))) As a filling, you can take any jam, but since the New Year is coming, I decided to bake bars with orange curd. Because the New Year is always associated with the smell of tangerines and oranges.
Prepare all the necessary ingredients for the dough.
First of all, we activate the yeast. To do this, mix in a bowl half the norm of warm (but not hot) milk, dry yeast, half the norm of sugar and add 3 tablespoons of flour from the total amount.
Mix everything and put it in a warm place for 15 minutes.
Since the buns will be stuffed with orange kurd, we will prepare the kurd himself while our sourdough rises.
To do this, prepare all the necessary ingredients.
In a saucepan, mix eggs, sugar and cornstarch.
Then pour in the juice from two oranges, add the zest from these oranges, the juice of half a lime and mix everything together.
Add the butter to the mixture and, stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a thickening point. This happens literally in 10 minutes.
That's all, the fragrant and delicious orange curd is ready. Now you can leave it on the table or move it to a cooler place so that it cools down well.
While preparing the curd, the sourdough came up well and you can continue to knead the dough.
To do this, in a bowl, mix the eggs, a pinch of salt, the remaining sugar and milk, pour in the sourdough, mix, add the butter at room temperature and pour in the sifted flour with vanilla.
Knead a soft dough. It will probably stick to your hands a little, so to knead it well, you need to lubricate your hands with vegetable oil or pour a little flour on the table. Do not add too much flour, so as not to "score" the dough with flour.
Round the dough and place it in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise.
After about an hour, the dough came up perfectly. It must be kneaded and divided into equal pieces. They also need to be rounded and covered with a napkin, leave on the table.
Each piece of dough, roll out in an oval and on one edge along the entire length, distribute the filling from the cooled by this time, orange curd.
Roll into a roll, in the form of a bar, the edges are well pinched.
Place the finished bars on a baking sheet and brush with milk. From the dough, cut into thin strips, twist into a spiral and lay on top of the bars or decorate to your liking. Since it's winter, I wanted to make pastries with a "winter" accent. Therefore, on top of the buns, I lightly sprinkled flour mixed with vanilla.
Bake in a preheated 180* oven for 25 minutes ( you need to focus on your oven).
That's all-our buns are ready.
Tender, puffy buns, with orange curd - a great start to the day.