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chocolate and pistachio whiligig buns


i found this yummy sounding recipe on the new york times website. i haven't tried it yet, but i adore pistachios, and can't wait!


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  1. To prepare the dough
  2. Heat oven to 450 degrees
  3. In a large bowl
  4. Combine 5 cups flour
  5. Sugar
  6. Salt and yeast
  7. In a small saucepan
  8. Combine 7 1 / 2 tablespoons butter and the milk
  9. And place over low heat until lukewarm
  10. In a medium bowl
  11. Beat eggs lightly
  12. And then whisk in milk mixture
  13. Stir the liquid ingredients into dry ingredients
  14. Using a mixer with a dough hook
  15. Or by hand
  16. Knead dough until smooth and springy
  17. Adding more flour if necessary
  18. Form into a ball
  19. And place in an oiled bowl
  20. Cover with plastic wrap
  21. And let rise in a warm place until double in size
  22. About 30 minutes
  23. Punch down dough
  24. Line a 13-by-10-inch baking pan with parchment paper
  25. On a lightly floured surface
  26. Roll out one-third of the dough
  27. And place in pan
  28. Roll out remaining dough to a rectangle about 20 by 10 inches
  29. To make filling
  30. Mix together the butter and sugar to make a paste
  31. Spread paste evenly over large rectangle of dough
  32. Chop pistachios until splintery
  33. And sprinkle evenly over dough
  34. Top with chocolate chips
  35. Starting from longest side
  36. Carefully roll up dough so it looks like a long sausage
  37. Cut dough into 20 slices
  38. Each 3 / 8 inch thick
  39. And arrange with a cut side up on top of dough in pan
  40. Brush buns with beaten egg
  41. And let them sit in a warm place until puffed up and snugly filling pan
  42. About 15 minutes
  43. Bake until buns are risen and golden brown
  44. 20 to 25 minutes
  45. Remove from baking pan to cool on a rack
  46. Serve warm
  47. Makes 20 buns

Step 23

Total Time in Minute 70

Ingredients Count 11

cooking chocolate and pistachio whiligig buns

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All-purpose flour

Superfine sugar


Fast rise yeast

Unsalted butter



Vegetable oil


Semi-sweet chocolate chips


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