BANANA GULA MELAKA BUN
Makes 60 buns
Prep time 1 hour 30 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes
• 50g bread flour • 250ml water
1.1 Mix both ingredients in a small saucepan and cook at 65°C. Use a whisk to ensure that there are no clumps.
1.2 Set aside in bowl of stand mixer.
• 2 eggs
• 1.3kg bread flour
• 400g gula melaka syrup • 60g treacle
• 20g yeast
• 5g bread improver
• 13g salt
• 200g cold water • 450g macadamia nuts, chopped • 150g butter
2.1 Add eggs to the bowl containing the roux and mix until incorporated.
2.2 Add all other ingredients, except butter, mix at high speed for 5 minutes or until dough comes together.
2.3 Add butter and mix at low speed for 5 minutes until dough is smooth.
2.4 Cover and rest dough for 15 minutes.
• 100g brown sugar • 600g bananas, diced • 20g butter
3.1 In a saucepan, melt the sugar till it forms a caramel. Stir constantly so it doesn’t burn. 3.2 Add bananas and cook them for 1 minute. Monté butter into pan. Set aside.
• 150g butter
• 150g sugar
• 300g ground almond • 150g cake flour
4.1 Mix butter and sugar in a mixer till light. Fold in ground almond and cake flour.
4.2 Chill before use.
5.1 Divide dough into 50g pieces. Lightly roll them into balls and let rest for 15 minutes.
5.2 Flatten each ball into a palm sized disk. Place a teaspoon of caramelised bananas at the center of each, and crimp the corners together to seal.
5.3 Place dough into aluminum ramekins and rest dough for 45 minutes.
5.4 Spray dough with water and top with crumble.
3.5 Bake at 180° C for 14 minutes.