Thursday, July 26, 2012

Banana Honey Buns (Jamie Oliver)

I immediately wanted to try the buns so much only by reading the name - banana and honey - I could taste how yummy it was only by the name :)

When I read Jamie's basic bread recipe, I was quite hesitant to follow to the dot
No butter, no egg, and only water used
Hhmm.. Not too convincing, hence some modification I made
And so glad to know that it turned out lovely
Soft fluffy buns til the next day with banana taste and aroma, added with caramelized honey on the crust
And I added chocolate filling in the buns, which was no regret at all :)

The pictures below were taken in the evening when the buns were just out from the oven

And the two pictures below were taken the next morning, still as soft :)

You may view the recipe HERE
What you need:
(1/4 from the original recipe and adding butter + egg)

1 egg
23g unsalted butter
250g bread flour
1 1/2 very ripe banana - peeled and pureed in food processor
Fresh lukewarm milk - to mix with pureed banana to reach 160ml
8g dried yeast
1/2 heaped tbsp sugar
1/4 tbsp salt
2 tbsp honey (runny) - divided
some chocolate chips fo filling
  1. I used breadmaker to do the kneading and first proofing, around 1 hour 30 minutes
  2. Put the wet ingredients first to the breadmaker pan - egg, the banana and milk mixture, and 1 tbsp of honey
  3. Followed by flour, sugar, salt and yeast
  4. Once the process done, take the dough out and knead for around 1 minute to let the air bubble out
  5. Shape into 50g ball each, flatten the ball, put some chocolate chips at the centre and shape like a ball
  6. Place on baking tray lined with non stick baking paper, sealed part at the bottom
  7. Let proof for another 1 hour til doubled in size
  8. Before baking, drizzle the remaining honey on the buns
  9. Bake in preheated oven of 190degC for 20 minutes or til the top browned and the hollow sound when tapping its bottom
  10. Take out from the oven and let cool on cooling rack

Another Jamie's recipe for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe

Below are the cooking by our friends using Jamie's recipes too :)


  1. They look fluffy and soft!! And I love the golden color on top. What a great idea to add chocolate (it makes everything better) :)

  2. Those buns really do look soft and fluffy! I love using Jamie Oliver's basic dough too, it is a very versatile recipe:)

  3. These buns with banana puree look really fantastic! And very kid-friendly too... Nice!

  4. Alice, I need to try this again! Yours looks so good.OK i need to stop adding too much liquid to mine... did you find the dough a little dry at first?

  5. I will just eat this plain or dip in coffee. Well done, Alice.

  6. Lovely buns! Alice! They do look fluffy and soft! Yum!

  7. i saw this recipe too from the link from mich's blog and wanted to make some, but i guess i can only make these much later..they look really good!

  8. Alice, these looks super delicious. I am a self confessed bread lover. Hope to find some time to try this out over the weekend.

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  10. hi alice! its so great i landed to this site..i'm a no baker but someday i aspire to cook a lot of good recipes like what you have..i just want to pat you on the shoulder for a job well done and please keep o inspiring people like me! i want to taste great food but im at the starting level on culinary..thanks so much and more power!

  11. Have you ever frozen these? I was thinking about making them then freezing before the 2nd rise. Thoughts?

    1. no I never freeze these buns. I think it shouldn't be a problem :)



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