when i saw jamie oliver preparing these buns i wanted to try to make them immediately. it took me a while to really decide to prepare them. i followed the recipe he shared in his show (the one on his page is slightly different in the amounts he uses). they turned out just perfect :)
for the dough i used:
370 ml lukewarm milk
7 g active dry yeast
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of cardamom
200 g white sugar
50 g melted unsalted butter
750 g all purpose flour
for the filling i used:
375 g blueberries
75 g white sugar
20 g unsalted butter and brown sugar for dusting the cookie sheet
as a first step, i mixed the dry yeast with the lukewarm milk and left it on a warm place.
i took two eggs and whisked them with a pinch of salt (i was using a regular fork like jamie when preparing the buns).
when the eggs got well mixed, i added 200 g of sugar and cardamom.
then i took the melted butter...
and poured it in the mixture.
i whisked it and finally it was the time to mix in the milk with the yeast.
now it was the time for the flour - not all together though...first i stirred in 500 g...
then the remaining 250 g (at this point, to mix the dough well i stopped using the fork and used my hand instead).
i left the dough to double its size in a warm place for an hour.
meanwhile i mixed the blueberries with 75 g of sugar, orange zest and juice from a half of an orange.
and prepared the baking sheet (i put on a baking paper, pieces of butter and sprinkled it with dark sugar).
after an hour, the dough was ready.
i created a rectangle...
...spooned on the blueberries...
and folded them in.
now it started to get really messy. i parted the dough in two...
and using the knife i cut each part in four.
i took a piece and stretched it like this...
and placed on the baking sheet. i left the buns to rest for another 30 minutes and just before putting in the oven i sprinkled them with some orange zest and sugar.
they were done in 20 to 25 minutes at a temperature of 190 °C.