As kids, most of us have this love affair with Tutti Frutti, be it in ice cream or in fruit-bread or in cakes. I had bought some in different colours for the christmas fruit cake and some leftovers were asking to be baked into fresh fruit buns. I am a bit wary about letting Atri eat these tutti frutti as it has some serious food colouring, but that doesn't prevent us from digging into them. Besides, Hyderabad I have found has a great fondness for all things fruity - fruit biscuit, fruit toast and so on....the fruit toast from Mountain Bakery and fruit biscuits from Karachi Bakery have already become house favourites.
For a quick Sunday breakfast before leaving for the zoo, it was perfect to quickly dunk pieces of bun into a cup of milk and let it all melt in the mouth. Don't want to go overboard about myself but these were deliciously soft - one of the better breads I have baked I guess!
My little foodie cant wait to get his hands on these...
1 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup (more than) warm milk
1 tsp sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat atta
1 tsp salt
Upto 1 cup water
1-2 tsp olive oil
handful of tutti frutti or chopped dried fruit pieces
few spoons milk to brush
1 tsp butter
- In a small bowl, mix yeast and sugar in warm milk. Cover and keep in warm place for 15 min to an hour.
- Mix flours with salt in large bowl. Once yeast mix is frothy, add this to the flour in bowl along with tutti frutti. Add water little by little and knead to get a smooth soft dough. Add olive oil, knead some more - make a ball of dough and place in oiled bowl - covered with a lid / tea towel. Leave for 2 hours or so until over doubled in volume. As it is cooler here, i left it on the counter overnight.
- Punch down dough, kneading well, to remove all air pockets. Shape into six balls and place on a baking tray with enough space between them. Cover with tea towel and keep in warm place for 30 minutes until well risen. Brush with milk.
- In a pre-heated oven, bake the buns at 180 C for around 15 minutes, till nicely risen and light golden on top.
- Remove and apply some butter on hot buns to give a nice shine.
- Eat warm! Perfect with a glass of milk.