Olive Oil Buttered Buns | The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Olive Oil Buttered Buns

Liza MacLeod

I know this sounds complicated and it is normally something I would not do, but I fell in love with the way these looked!  Wait for it…you will too!

Ingredients:

For the dough

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tsp Pomegranate Balsamic
  • ½ cup Warm milk

For the filling

  • 2 tbsp butter(melted/softened)
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar

Directions

For the Dough

  • Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in the bowl of the mixer.
  • Add the balsamic to the warm milk and mix.
  • To the mixer bowl, add the oil and run the mixer at low. Slowly add the milk mixture and form wet dough.
  • Turn the mixer on medium speed and knead the dough for about 8 – 10 minutes or until it is smooth and soft.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 ½ hours or until double in volume.

Shaping the buns

  • Grease a round baking tray with butter and set aside.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down gently and divide into 2 equal parts
  • Divide the 2 parts into 4 parts (total of 8)
  • Roll out one part on a floured surface into a rough 5 – 6 inches disk/circle.
    • Brush the circle with softened butter and sprinkle ½ tsp. sugar evenly.
    • Set aside and repeat the same with the remaining parts
    • Layer 4 disks one on top of another to create 2 sets
    • Roll each set together in a jelly roll style.
  • Cut the log into 6 even pieces with a sharp knife and place them on the greased baking pan leaving a little space between each roll.
  • Cover the shaped disks and let it rise again for about 1 ½ hours until puffy and they fill the entire baking pan

Baking

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Once the buns have risen, brush them with milk and bake for about 20 -25 minutes. Mine took exactly 25 minutes.
Let it cool in the pan placed on a rack, sprinkle again with sugar to taste and enjoy!

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