Raspberry Black Sesame Sweet Buns: A Delightful Treat for You and Your Valentine

Indulge in the unique blend of flavors with these Raspberry Black Sesame Sweet Buns, a small batch of heavenly rolls that are perfect for sharing with your special someone. Combining the slight nuttiness of black sesame with the perfect sweetness of raspberries, these buns are designed to offer a taste that is both intriguing and irresistibly delicious. Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or any day when you want to show a little extra love, these sweet rolls are sure to impress and delight.

Why You’ll Love This:

These sweet buns strike the perfect balance between indulgence and uniqueness, offering a flavor profile that is as memorable as it is delicious. The addition of black sesame to the dough introduces a subtle nutty taste and a striking contrast to the vibrant raspberry filling, creating a sensory experience with every bite. Perfect for those who appreciate a twist on classic sweet rolls, this recipe is a testament to the magic that happens when unexpected ingredients come together in harmony.

Perfect Occasion:

Ideal for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or as a sweet gesture to brighten someone’s day, these Raspberry Black Sesame Sweet Buns are a heartfelt way to express your affection. They’re also a wonderful addition to brunches, tea times, or as a special dessert that stands out from the usual offerings. Share them with your valentine, friends, or family to spread the love and warmth that comes from homemade baked goods.

Decoration Tips:

For an extra touch of elegance and flavor, serve these buns with a drizzle of vanilla or lemon icing. Garnish with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds and a light zest of lemon to enhance the visual appeal and add a fresh twist. Presenting them on a beautiful serving plate alongside fresh raspberries will not only elevate the presentation but also complement the flavors within.

  • Ingredients for the Dough:
    • 400g all-purpose bread flour
    • 220g whole milk, warmed
    • 40g granulated sugar
    • 1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk
    • 60g unsalted butter, softened
    • 5g fine sea salt
    • 5g active dry yeast
    • 30g finely ground black sesame seeds
  • Ingredients for the Filling:
    • 260g frozen raspberries
    • 50g granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
    • Juice and zest from half a lemon
  • Instructions:
    1. In a stand mixer’s bowl, mix all dough ingredients except for the butter. Knead with the dough hook on medium speed until the dough starts to form. Gradually incorporate the butter and knead until the dough is smooth, about 10-12 minutes.
    2. Form the dough into a ball, place it in a covered bowl, and let it rise for 1.5-2 hours, or until it doubles in size. Alternatively, let it rise at room temperature for about 1 hour until slightly increased in size, then refrigerate overnight for easier handling.
    3. For the filling, simmer all ingredients except the cornstarch mixture in a small saucepan over low-medium heat until thickened. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, remove from heat, and cool to room temperature; it will thicken further as it cools.
    4. Roll the dough into a 12”x16” rectangle. Spread the raspberry filling evenly over the dough, leaving some margin. Roll it tightly from the longer side and cut into 9 equal pieces. Place them in a 9” square baking pan, cover, and let rise until puffy, about 30mins to 1 hour.
    5. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 22-28 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden. Optionally, enhance with your choice of icing before serving.

Enjoy these exquisite Raspberry Black Sesame Sweet Buns, where every bite is a testament to love and culinary creativity, making any occasion extra special.

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