Cherry, Orange and Almond Sweet Buns

Cherry, Orange and Almond Sweet Buns

p The base recipe is along the lines of the Slovenian Easter Buns – Velikonocni Kruhki which I had done last year during the spring time. Yes this time in spirit of the advent of spring; of the light, bright, and the cheerful; hoping to bring it on soon with these blooming flavors./p p/p pSpring [...]

Ingredients

  • 2.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour + some more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup  sugar (I used homemade orange sugar)
  • 3/4 stick melted and cooled butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 2-3 small mandarin oranges, with pulp
  • zest of 2 small mandarin oranges
  • 3/4 cup coarsely ground (not chopped) almonds
  • 1.5 cups dried tart cherries, soaked in warm water for about 1/2 hour and then drained
  • few tablespoons of milk to brush the buns
  • few tablespoons of sugar to sprinkle on the buns (optional) – I used orange sugar
  • might need a few tablespoons of milk or orange juice if the dough gets too dry
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