I made 4 different types of buns today– mini hot dog buns, nutella scrolls, cream cheese scrolls and twisted cheese rolls. The basic sweet bun dough recipe is from Alan Ooi’s Bread Magic, and I just changed the fillings and formed different shapes. The sweet bun dough recipe yields 10 mini hot dog buns, 3 small nutella scrolls, 4 cream cheese scrolls and 2 twisted asiago cheese rolls.
Mini hot dog buns— I have made mini hot dog buns several times before. They are quick and easy and my boys love them! This time Iwas trying to play with the outlook and make it a bit more interesting rather than plain round top. Next time I’ll make some small cuts on the surface so the bun will look spiky:)
Nutella scrolls— Nutella is a hazelnut chocolate spread that you can buy at the grocery stores. It’s so GOOD and addicting, consider I am not a chocolate person at all. I initially wanted to make it a nutella roll but forgot ;). The scroll shape is nice too because the color and scroll pattern will show after baking. Take care when twisting to form a scroll as the nutella spread can be messy and dirty up the scroll surface easily. Also keep eye on the oven toward the end of baking as chocolate burns quickly.
Cream cheese scrolls— There is some cream cheese leftover from cream cheese chiffon cake so this is a good way to use it up. I microwared the cream cheese 15 second to soften it and mix it with some powder sugar, then put back to the fridge to thicken it for easier handling. Right before baking, I brushed some egg wash on top, sprinkle some sugar and shredded asiago cheese.
Twisted cheese rolls— This is another easy bun, simply brushed egg wash on top, sprinkle generous amount of sugar and asiago cheese before putting into the oven. I tried parmesan cheese before but found it a bit salty in the flavor.