Hentley Farm's Kitchener buns

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 16 people

"The Kitchener buns at Hentley Farm in the Barossa are the best. Could you get the recipe?" - Joanna Hutton, Evandale, SA

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  • Whipped thickened cream, to serve
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
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  • Brioche
  • 110 gm unsalted butter, diced and softened
  • 50 gm caster sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 100 ml lukewarm milk
  • 10 gm (3 tsp) dried yeast
  • 250 gm (1⅔ cups) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 eggs
  • Sunflower oil, for deep-frying
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  • Rhubarb jam
  • 250 gm trimmed rhubarb, coarsely chopped
  • 250 gm caster sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime
01   For brioche, beat butter and sugar in an electric mixer until pale (1-2 minutes), then transfer to a bowl. Combine milk and yeast in a bowl and stand until starting to bubble (10-15 minutes). Transfer to an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, add flour, eggs and 1 tsp fine sea salt and mix on low speed until dough is shiny and smooth (6-8 minutes). Gradually add creamed butter, beating well between additions, and knead until dough is glossy (8-10 minutes). Lightly dust dough with flour, transfer to a large bowl, cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap and stand at room temperature until doubled in size (30-40 minutes). Transfer to an oven tray lined with baking paper, flatten to about 2cm thick and chill until firm enough to cut (2 hours).
02   Meanwhile, for rhubarb jam, combine rhubarb, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds and 2 tbsp water in a small saucepan and simmer, stirring often, until thickened (25-30 minutes). Stir in lime rind and juice, then cool (40-50 minutes).
03   Cut dough into 16 rounds with a floured 4cm-diameter pastry cutter, wiping and flouring cutter between each. Transfer to an oven tray lined with baking paper, leaving a 3cm gap between each. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 170C, and place extra caster sugar in a bowl. Deep-fry dough in batches until golden brown (3-4 minutes), then remove with a slotted spoon and roll in caster sugar to coat well.
04   Cut buns almost through with a bread knife. Fill with about 1 tsp jam and a small spoonful of whipped cream, dust with icing sugar and serve.

Topics:

BRIOCHE, DESSERT, RHUBARB

Recipe:

HENTLEY FARM

Photography:

BEN HANSEN

Styling:

AIMEE JONES

FEATURED IN

May 2017

May 2017

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