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Orange Candy Buns – Bake from Scratch


A nod to the basic candy bun recipe, these Orange Candy Buns have the identical sunny disposition, solely with a brand new and improved crème fraîche frosting.

Orange Candy Buns

  • 4¼ to 4½ cups (532 to 563 grams) all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1⅓ cups (267 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package deal (7 grams) energetic dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons (6 grams) kosher salt
  • 1¼ cups (300 grams) complete milk
  • 1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, softened and divided
  • 1 massive egg (50 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) packed orange zest (about 2 massive oranges)
  • ¼ teaspoon floor cardamom
  • Orange-Crème Fraîche Glaze (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: orange zest
  1. Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix 1½ cups (188 grams) flour, ⅓ cup (67 grams) sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. In a medium saucepan, warmth milk and ½ cup (113.5 grams) butter over medium warmth till an instant-read thermometer registers 120°F (49°C) to 130°F (54°C). Add heat milk combination to flour combination, and beat at medium pace for two minutes. Add egg, and beat at medium-high pace for two minutes. With mixer on low pace, progressively add 2¾ cups (344 grams) flour, beating simply till mixed and stopping to scrape sides of bowl as wanted.
  3. Change to the dough hook attachment. Beat at medium pace till a comfortable, considerably sticky dough types, 6 to eight minutes, stopping to scrape dough hook and sides of bowl as wanted. Add as much as remaining ¼ cup (31 grams) flour, including 1 tablespoon at a time, if essential. (Dough ought to move the windowpane check [see PRO TIP] however should stick barely to sides of bowl.)
  4. Evenly oil a big bowl. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease high. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till doubled in dimension, 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper, letting extra prolong over sides of pan.
  6. In a small bowl, stir collectively zest, cardamom, remaining 1 cup (200 grams) sugar, and remaining ½ cup (113.5 grams) butter till effectively mixed.
  7. Evenly punch down dough. Cowl and let stand for five minutes. End up dough onto a frivolously floured floor, and roll into an 18×12-inch rectangle. Utilizing a small offset spatula, unfold zest combination onto dough, leaving a ½-inch border on one lengthy aspect. Beginning with reverse lengthy aspect, roll up dough, jelly roll model; pinch seam to seal. Gently form log to 18 inches lengthy and even thickness, if essential. Utilizing a serrated knife dipped in flour, reduce log into 12 slices (about 1½ inches thick). Place slices, reduce aspect down, in ready pan. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till doubled in dimension, 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  9. Bake till frivolously golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in middle registers 190°F (88°C), 25 to half-hour, loosely overlaying with foil to stop extra browning, if essential. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Utilizing extra parchment as handles, take away from pan. Utilizing a small offset spatula, unfold Orange-Crème Fraîche Glaze onto rolls. Garnish with zest, if desired. Serve heat.

PRO TIP: Check the dough for correct gluten improvement through the use of the windowpane check. Pinch off (don’t tear) a small piece of dough. Slowly pull the dough out from the middle. If the dough is prepared, it is possible for you to to stretch it till it’s skinny and translucent like a windowpane. If the dough tears, it’s not fairly prepared. Beat 1 minute extra, and check once more.


Orange Crème Fraîche Glaze

  • 1⅔ cups (200 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅔ cup (160 grams) chilly crème fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) packed orange zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. In a small bowl, stir collectively all elements till clean. Use instantly.





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