BRUNCH TIME - Black Forest Buns

This is something that I made a year ago and never found time to post. I love desert, especially something with chocolate, fruits and a nice icing glaze. I came across a recipe of these amazing Black Forest Buns and just had to try them.They are similar to the traditional cinamon rolls for brunch, but they have so much more...


For the Dough:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperatur)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
    For the Filling:
    • 1 large can cherry pie filling
    • 1 can cherries in syrup
    • 3 large chocolate cupcakes
    For the Icing Glaze
    • 1 cup powder sugar
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


    1. Combine water and milk and heat slightly in the microwave for a few seconds. Add one teaspoon of sugar, stir well. Add the yeast, stir well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot. That will activate the yeast in about 5 minutes. You will see it bubble.
    2. Use a food processor and add the flour, sugar, salt, melted butter and milk/yeast mix. Process till dough forms a ball. You might need to add a little bit more flour. You can also do it by hand, but its easier with the food processor or dough mixer.
    3. Grease a big bowl, place the dough ball into it. Cover with plastic wrap, place in a warm spot and let rest and rise for 1.5 hours until it has doubled in size. Then open it up, punch the dough down, wrap it up again and let rest and rise for another 0.5 hours.
    4. Now, roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle. Pour the cherry pie filling on top of it, distribute evenly. Drain the other cherries and add them. Crumble up the chocolate muffin on top of it.
    5. Roll the dough from the long side into a jelly roll. Slice it into 1.5 inch thick slices and place those pieces into a greased pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let it rest for 45 minutes till it doubled in size.
    6. Bake it at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. If you used a lot of filling, you might need to bake it longer. It should be slighly golden brown on top.
    7. Let the pan cool for 30 minutes. Combine the powder sugar and cream until it is a thick paste that you can drizzle from a spoon. Drizzle it over the dough. Cut and serve.

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