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Oranais aux abricot briochée | Orani Algerian apricot brioche buns

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Oranais aux abricot briochée 

- Algerian brioche with apricot from the region of Oran

makes 10

Brioche dough
  • 350g- 1 1/2cup of flour (maybe more depending on the absortion of your flour)
  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • 125mL - half cup water
  • 1 tsp water orange blossom
  • 1/2 TBS fresh yeast 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50g - about 1/4 cup sugar
  • 120g - half cup of butter
Pastry cream - 
  • half liter - 2 cups milk 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 5 TBS maizena (also called corn flour or cornstarch) 
  • 2 large egg yolks

Filing -
  • 500g - 1lb apricots, skin peeled off
  • star anise (decor)

  1. Sift your flour.
  2. Put the flour in a large bowl.
  3. Form a well in the center of the bowl.
  4. Add in the well, all the wet ingredients.
  5. Stir to incorporate.
  6. Knead the dough until you get a soft yet sticky dough.
  7. Cover with a clean kitchen towel, to rise for 30minutes.
  8. Meanwhile make the custard/pastry cream by pouring the milk into a pot. 
  9. Mix the egg yolks and corn starch in a small bowl.
  10. Add the sugar and vanilla to the milk.
  11. Ladle spoonful of the milk into the starch-egg mixture and temper by gently whisking it in.
  12. Repeat another 2 times. This prevents the eggs from scrambling when you add it to the milk.
  13. Now add it to the mixture and whisk vigorously.
  14. Once thickened, turn off the heat and let cool.
  15. Cut dough into 8 to 10 equal balls. 
  16. Take a ball of dough and flatten into a square. 
  17. Center -diagonal ( see the photo) put a good tablespoon pastry cream and the halves apricots on top. 
  18. Fold over the sides to form the envelope. See photo for visual.
  19. Optionally place a star anise on the fold for decor.
  20. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  21.  Place on a floured or parchment paper lined baking sheet and allow to rise for additional 10 minutes.
  22. Bake in a preheated 200° C - 375°F oven for about 30minutes or until golden.

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