Here is a recipe for German raisin buns to tempt you.
Rosinenbrötchen – Raisin BunsRaisin buns are a German breakfast food. You can buy them at any German bakery if you get up early enough. If you are a late riser, that’s too bad. The bakery will have run out of them, and you have to make your own!
They are commonly served with Butter, Jam, or Nutella.
· 150 g potatoes about (4 medium sized potatoes)
· 500 g wheat flour
· 2¼ teaspoon dry yeast
· 50 g sugar
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 125 g softened butter
· 200 ml warm milk
· 100 g raisins
Steps for making raisin buns:
1. Boil potatoes until they are soft and can be poked easily with a fork, peel while still hot, and put through a potato ricer. Let cool down a bit.
2. Mix potatoes, flour, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and the warm milk with a hand mixer. Use dough hooks for mixing, not beaters. Mix until you get a soft smooth dough.
3. Turn out the dough on a surface dusted with flour. Knead in the raisins until they are spread throughout the dough.
4. Roll the dough into a log and cut into fourteen pieces. Shape each piece into a round bun. Set on a greased cookie sheet. Let the buns rise for about 30 minutes or until they have doubled in size.
5. Brush each bun with warm condensed milk. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 25minutes or until buns are turning golden brown.
Tip: While baking, you can keep a bowl of hot water in the oven. This will keep the buns extra moist.