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Apricot Cream Cheese Buns

Apricot Cream Cheese Buns

These sweet bread buns have a cream cheese filling under the apricot slices Combining it with almond cream makes it a cake-like treat.

Ingredients: 9 pieces

Bread Dough
Bread (strong) flour
200 g
Castor sugar (superfine sugar)
20 g
Salt
3 g
Dry yeast
3 g
Egg yolk
1
Milk
150 g combined with the egg yolk
Unsalted butter
25 g
Cheese Cream filling
Cream cheese
60 g
White sugar
10 g
Lemon juice
3 g
Almond Cream
Unsalted butter
25 g
Granulated sugar
25 g
Whole egg
25 g
Almond flour
25 g
Apricots (canned)
9 slices

Steps

1. Make the dough in a bread maker and let sit for 40 minutes for the first rising.
2. When the rising has finished, divide the dough into 9 equal parts (about 40 g each), roll the dough into balls, and let the dough sit for 15 minutes.
3. Once the dough has finished sitting, lightly press the dough balls into 7-8 cm diameter discs.
4. Arrange on a baking sheet with 3-4 cm gaps between. (Press a round cookie cutter into the dough without cutting through.) Let sit for the second rising for about 40 minutes.
5. Bring the cream cheese for the filling and the unsalted butter to room temperature, then place into separate plastic bags.
6. Once the rising has finished, press down the centers of the discs.
7. Fill the wells with the cream cheese.
8. Top the cream cheese with the apricots and squeeze the almond cream around the edge. Bake in an oven at 170℃ for 10~11 minutes.
9. Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some leftover canned apricots from making cake, so I tried using them on bread.