HONEYCOMB BREAD

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INGREDIENTS

glaze/syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. honey

dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (i used fresh milk)
  • 2 tbsp. milk powder
  • 1/4 cup water or more
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tbsp. oil
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Nutella or cheese spread for the filling
  • 1 egg or milk  (for egg wash before baking)

INSTRUCTIONS

For the glaze/syrup:

  1. Boil the sugar and water together for a few minutes until it is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and add the honey. Mix and set aside to cool completely.

For the dough:

  1.  Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt.
  2. Then add the oil and butter and the egg, and mix together. Now add all the milk.
  3. Start kneading together and gradually add the water a little at a time. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft.
  4. Knead for a good 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the buns will be.
  5. Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough.  Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.
  6. Punch it down, and break off tiny bits of dough.
  7. Take each piece of dough, and stretch it out with your fingers, then add a small piece of cheese in its center.  Bring the edges together and form a ball so that the cheese is completely enclosed within the dough.
  8. Grease your pan/pans with butter. Place the balls of dough in a ‘honeycomb’ pattern. Try to get them close to each other so that there are no or very little spaces in between.
  9. Cover the pans and set aside for a second rise, about half an hour.
  10. Now apply egg wash on the balls, preheat your oven to 180 C and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is nice and golden on top.
  11. Remove from the oven and pour or brush syrup all over the hot buns. Remember that the syrup needs to be cool and the bread needs to be steaming hot straight from the oven. Turn it out and place on a rack to cool.

Serve and enjoy!

Credits to: fauziaskitchenfun.com/khaliat-nahalhoneycomb-bread