Berliners

Berliners

Number of people 4
Difficulty Easy
Preparation Time

45 min

Appliance cooking time 14 min
   

 

 

Ingredients

  • 300 g pastry flour
  • 1 sachet of dry baker’s yeast (4.6g)
  • 20 g caster sugar
  • 13 cl milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 g salt (1 teaspoon
  • 40 g softened butter
  • 20 g vegetable oil
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • Icing sugar

 

Preparation

 

  • Warm the milk in the microwave to between 38C and 40 C. Be careful not to let the milk get  too hot as this may deactivate the yeast.

  • Put the yeast in a small bowl with the warm milk to rehydrate. Mix with a whisk. Leave to rest for 3 minutes. The yeast should be dissolved.

  • Pour the flour, milk/sugar/yeast mixture and egg yolks into the mixer bowl with the dough hook attached.

  • Knead for 5 minutes on a low speed. Add the salt and knead for 1 minute, then add the butter and knead for 6 minutes.

  • The dough should come away slightly from the sides of the bowl. Place the dough in a large floured bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rest for 1 hour and 30 minutes at room temperature. Place the dough on a floured surface.

  • Divide into balls of around 60 g each. Roll them out using the palm of your hand. Tuck the 2 ends into the centre and roll and flatten them using the palm of your hand.

  • Place them on a floured plate as you go. Sprinkle lightly with flour then cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for 1 hour. The Berliners should double in size. Carefully place half the Berliners in the Easy Fry with the standard baking tray.

  • Brush the tops of the Berliners with the oil and sprinkle with caster sugar.

  • Select the CAKES programme at 160 C for 10 minutes.

  • Check to make sure the Berliners are golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack, then fill the Berliners with jam or chocolate spread. Sprinkle with icing sugar.