Pangoccioli from Scratch

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Pangoccioli from Scratch: Italian hot cross chocolate chip buns, homemade.

Pangoccioli from Scratch: Italian hot cross chocolate chip buns, homemade.

Pangoccioli from Scratch recipe shows how easy it is to make these tasty sweet buns at home.

They are so much more inviting than those packed in plastic bags, easy to find at every supermarket.
We all know that food prepared at home gathers friends and family together, they share beautiful flavours of home made food around the table but it’s much more than that; the flavours releasing from the oven are the best for everyone, especially people gathering for holidays.

Pangoccioli from Scratch: Italian hot cross chocolate chip buns, homemade.

These Pangoccioli from Scratch affect people exactly that way. Sweet hot buns, taken from the oven served with your favourite spread or just a glass of milk are our version of hot cross buns and we make them as often as possible, not only for Easter.
Of course, once you have a good sponge base, you may skip chocolate chips and add dry fruits or herbs instead; it absolutely depends on your preferences and imagination.
Here you can see several photos showing the basic steps of the process :

Pangoccioli from Scratch: Italian hot cross chocolate chip buns, homemade.

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Pangoccioli from Scratch

Pangoccioli from Scratch: Italian hot cross chocolate chip buns, homemade.

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pangoccioli from Scratch
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
rising 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 14 minutes
Servings 12 buns

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the sponge :
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • Β½ cup 3 Tbsp milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh yeast
  • Ingredients for the dough:
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2/3 cup + 3 Tbsp warm milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tbsp butter, room temperature ( melt before incorporating )
  • Β½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Ingredients for the egg wash:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp warm milk

Instructions

  1. In medium sized bowl, combine all the sponge ingredients, using spatula, cover tightly with transparent foil and leave to rise for 60 minutes.

  2. Melt the butter in a small pot or microwave.

  3. Add flour, milk, vanilla extract, salt, egg and butter to the sponge and combine roughly using spatula and continue combining using your hand.

  4. Once you get sticky dough, add chocolate chips and combine.

  5. Prepare egg wash.

  6. Take the dough out of a bowl and divide to 12 equal parts.

  7. Cover two sheet pan dishes with baking paper.

  8. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  9. Wet your hands and form balls: start by pulling the edges towards the center, turn the seam side down and circle using hands.

  10. Turn each ball in your hands until the surface is smooth.

  11. Place six balls in one sheet pan, leaving enough space to rise while baking.

  12. Brush the balls with egg wash and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

  13. Brush the balls with egg wash again and bake for 19 minutes.

  14. The buns are golden on the top once done.

  15. Repeat with the second baking dish.

  16. Serve while still warm. You may spread them with simple layer of butter or cream cheese and add some fruits and syrup.

 

Pangoccioli from Scratch: Italian hot cross chocolate chip buns, homemade.

 

 

 

 

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