Ingredients

Buns
milk
130g
4.39fl oz
eggs
4pc
melted butter
70g
2.45oz
0.28cup
4.69tbsp
sugar
30g
1.05oz
2tbsp
honey
20g
0.70oz
1.34tbsp
salt
pinch
flour
320g
11.20oz
1.28cup
21.44tbsp
yeast
6g
0.21oz
0.40tbsp
orange zest
1pc
lemon zest
1pc
Rum syrup
water
1l
sugar
350g
12.25oz
1.40cup
23.45tbsp
lemon
1pc
orange
1pc
rum
150ml

Method

Let’s give the floor to the pastry chef: “Here it is, my fragrant rum BABA bun! The fact is that I don’t drink at all, and don’t keep any alcohol at home. But it did not stop me from enjoying this amazing bun, oozing and flavorous. I highly recommend you to cook prepare this dessert.”

First, some notes: 

- be sure to grease the molds well, or use the silicone ones, as the buns can suffer from demolding;

- don’t take the hot buns out of the molds, let them cool down a little;

- the soaking syrup should be very warm, but not hot.

 

The calculation is for 8 big BABA buns.

Ingredients

For the buns:

  • 130 g milk | 4.60 oz
  • 4 eggs | 4.00 items
  • 70 g melted butter | 2.45 oz
  • 30 g sugar | 1.05 oz
  • 20 g honey | 0.70 oz
  • a pinch of salt | 0.00 pinch
  • 320 g flour | 11.30 oz
  • 6 g yeast | 0.20 oz
  • orange and lemon zest | 0.00 to taste

For the syrup:

  • 1 l water | 34.00 fl oz
  • 350 g sugar | 12.35 oz
  • 1 lemon | 1.00 item
  • 1 orange | 1.00 item
  • 150 ml rum | 5.30 oz

Dough

For the dough, mix all the dry ingredients, and pour in the liquid ingredients. Leave the mass for 7 to 10 minutes. The dough will be quite liquid, and it’s more convenient to spread it into the molds, using a pastry bag. Fill the molds to 40%; cover them, and leave for an hour. Bake the buns in the over, preheated to 180 g (356F) until a dry skewer.

Syrup

For the syrup, cut the fruits, and add the water with the sugar; bring the mix to a boil. Turn the heat off, and add rum. Strain before use.

Soak the finished buns with syrup for 7 to 10 minutes (don’t forget to turn them over once or twice), and then carefully take them out, and place the buns on the wire rack so that the excess syrup stacks.

Serving

Serve the BABAs with the whipped cream! The result will be even tastier! 

And if you place the buns in the fridge for several hours, then they will be absolutely gorgeous!

Bon Appetit!