Get ready to drool because these Vegan Cream Buns are simply irresistible. They're filled with strawberry jam and whipped cream, topped with almond flakes and icing sugar. I can almost guarantee that you'll get addicted to these.
Vegan Cream Buns: Perfect Afternoon Dessert
Let me set the scene for you. It's Saturday morning and you want a treat for the afternoon. You're craving something sweet and creamy, but you don't want to stay in the kitchen all day.
These vegan cream buns consist of fluffy sweet bread, which is then filled with rich strawberry jam, followed by airy and delicious whipped cream. To make them even better, we add almond flakes and icing sugar on top. I mean, are you drooling yet? I sure am.
Apart from the Vegan Cream Buns being incredibly tasty, they'll also be ready in less than 2 hours (don't worry 90% of that time is proving the dough). The recipe is simple and straightforward and anyone can do it.
Let's get baking!
VEGAN CREAM BUNS RECIPE
35g plant butter (melted)
230g strong bread flour
15 g white sugar
4 green cardamom pods (crushed)
a dash of salt and cinnamon
7g instant yeast
120 ml of water or plant milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Whipped Cream (I used Oatly)
2 tbsp melted plant butter
1 tbsp syrup
Alternatively, you can use oat milk
1. Start by melting the butter. Add plant butter to a small pot and heat until it's fully melted. Set aside to cool down.
2. Add all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and give it a whisk so everything is fully mixed.
3. Put it on low speed while you gradually add the water and the butter. (Don't worry if you don't have one, you can mix it together using a wooden spoon or whatever you have in your kitchen.)
4. When all the liquids have been absorbed it's time to knead the dough. Knead it for about 6-8 minutes on the machine and about 10 minutes using your hands. Use the window pan technique if you're not sure if the dough is ready or not.
5. Add clingfilm on top of the bowl and let it sit in a warm room until it has doubled in size.
6. Divide the dough into 6 pieces, shape them into a roll by using your hands. Add them to a lined baking tray and let them rest until they have doubled in size. If you're baking this in the summer it's important to keep an eye on them, the heat will make them rise quickly. When they've almost doubled in size it's time to turn on the oven at 180 degrees.
7. Brush the rolls with some melted butter and syrup, add almond flakes on top (as much as you want) and bake for 10-15 minutes. When they've turned golden brown, they should be done. Let them rest on the counter until completely cooled.
8. Now to the fun bit. Cut the rolls in half (kind of like what you do with a hotdog), add 1 tsp of jam, and spread it out. Followed by cream, add as much as your heart desire, use a spatula to spread it out. Add icing sugar on top and enjoy with a nice cup of earl grey tea or coffee.
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