Saturday, 8 June 2013

Iced Coconut Finger Buns - Summer on a Plate (RECIPE)

Being on a diet and avoiding carbs for a considerable amount of time - I had a really strong craving for some soft white bread and something sweet.....

This is a new recipe I've created and although I DID have one, the rest were eaten by staff and people in adjacent units in rapid quick time. Carb fest over - it's back to the diet :-(

I do love making bread. There is something really satisfactory in kneading the dough, watching it rise and the smell from the oven and knowing there is no preservatives. Nothing beats the smell for fresh bread and coffee.

We are opening a cookery school in Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17. First class is a bread class on Friday 14th June - where students will be making and baking various types of hand made breads including sour dough.

 Future cookery classes at Sarah-Jane's Kitchen will appear on very soon. These will include chocolate work, macarons, structural cakes, cupcakes, cookies etc.

Ingredients - makes 10 > 12

250ml coconut milk
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp golden syrup
1 sachet instant yeast
500g white bread flour

Put the flour, salt and yeast in a bowl, making sure to keep the salt away from the yeast.

Combine the coconut milk, golden syrup and eggs and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix together and then turn out and hand knead for around 10mins. Cover with cling wrap and leave until doubled in size.

When doubled in size, divide into 10 > 12 pieces and shape into finger buns.

 I made mine into 10 x 85g pieces and these made generous sized finger buns ! 

Cover with oiled cling film and leave again until doubled in size. Bake for approx 8 > 10mins at 180deg C Fan.

Remove from oven and immediately apply the icing and coconut.

For the icing, I used powdered sugar (sorry - didn't weigh) - maybe around 400g - some coconut milk and a couple of teaspoons of Malibu if you have any plus a teaspoon of glycerine. Mix together until you have a thick and stiff paste. Pipe this straight on to the top of the buns in a thick line and allow it to melt over the bun then quickly scatted some flaked coconut over the top.

They'll be very soft and dense but fluffy if that makes sense in the inside. A complete dream in a bite that made me think of summer sunshine.

A May bank holiday day out with Oliver to the seaside.....

We didn't get the terrible twos, or the terrible threes but we often get a stroppy 4yo !

In a mood and not getting his own way at Orford Castle. Mummy and Daddy hadn't finished looking - Oliver had done it all and was ready to leave.....

I love this photo - sums up the strops nicely !!

1 comment:

  1. Two great photos for the family album! And, sigh, its years since I've had an iced finger... they look wonderful.


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