Chocolate-Stuffed Blood Orange Olive Oil Buns

September 09, 2019

Chocolate-Stuffed Blood Orange Olive Oil Buns


Blood Orange Olive Oil Buns:

  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ⅓ cup lukewarm cream or half & half
  • ⅓ cup lukewarm water
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest
  • 16 - 1" chunks of dark chocolate or 5-6 dark chocolate morsels for each bun
  • 1 egg beaten for glazing the buns

Sweet Orange Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbs. half and half
  • 1 Tbs. fresh orange juice

Follow the directions for your bread machine, or place the warm water, half and half, eggs, sugar, olive oil, and yeast in bowl of standing heavy-duty mixer; stir until yeast dissolves. Fit mixer with dough hook. Add flour, zest, and salt to bowl and mix on low speed just until flour combined, about 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and increase the speed to medium and beat until dough comes together, about 3 minutes.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise at room temperature until almost doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Gently deflate the dough and cover bowl with plastic; chill dough overnight.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Form a short log from each piece and cut them each into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a bun. Gently push a 1/2" piece of dark chocolate in the center of each bun and pinch the bottom of each bun to seal securely. Arrange the buns about an inch apart, pinched side down on the prepared sheet pan and allow to rise, covered, for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Gently brush top of the buns with the beaten egg glaze. Bake until buns are golden brown and fragrant, about 25 minutes.

While baking, mix together the orange juice, half and half, and confectioners' sugar. Allow buns to cool for about 5 minutes, then brush each bun with the glaze. Serve warm while the chocolate is still molten in the center.

Makes 16 buns

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