Sri Lankan Sugar Coated Buns (KIMBULA BANIS)
Fluffy buns with a hard sweet sugar coating on the outside. The word “Kimbula” in Sinhalese means “crocodile”, hence the ‘scaled’ look and the ‘armored’ sweet sugar layer on top.
KIMBULA BANIS INGREDIENTS:
|700 g||Plain Flour|
|35 g||Milk powder|
|50 g||brown sugar|
|100 g||caster sugar|
- Preheat oven to 160 fan-forced or 180 normal.
- Add sugar, flour and salt in to a mixing bowl and mix it.
- Add 3 -5 tbsp luke-warm water and sugar to the yeast and leave it to activate.
- Then add the yeast in to the mix.
- Add Butter, milk powder and eggs.
- Then add the water little by little.
- Knead the dough for 15 minutes.
- Grease a bowl and transfer the dough and cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place until the dough is double in size.
- When the dough is double in size, punch down and put on to a floured bench top.
- Roll it to a rectangle.
- Cut triangles from the dough as shown in the video.
- Roll the dough from the wider side to the other end.
- Put them on trays until double in size.
- Brush the tops with water or melted butter.
- Sprinkle sugar on top.
- Bake for 30 min.
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