ITJB Week 4: Almond Buns (12/24/11 - 12/31/11)
Almond (anything) + bread = bliss, in my book. These almond buns struck me as potentially winning additions to the Christmas brunch table. Or perhaps as a pre-brunch snack. If they last past my getting them off the baking sheet, that is.
Please note that the Bun Dough recipe (p. 152) has an error. The fix is listed in the errata section of the NY bakers website: http://www.insidethejewishbakery.com/files/IJB_Errata.pdf. Scroll down until you see "Bun Dough" and the correction is listed there.
These buns call for three sub-recipes (bun dough, almond filling, and simple syrup), and please note that the almond filling recipe calls for 3 cups of cake crumbs (which I'm assuming most of us will have to make ourselves, not living in a bakery), bringing the baking dominoes that need to fall in line up to 4. Or five if, like me, you plan on concocting your own almond paste (p. 256).
Clearly, these are buns for the bold. But what better way to end 2011?
Looking forward to your posts and pictures!