Giant S’mores Bun
A giant s’mores bun – pillowy soft, fluffy, chocolatey and topped with a cloud of marshmallow frosting. Delicious!
S’mores, a campfire classic, full of childhood nostalgia and happy memories of sticky chocolate covered fingers. But what if it could be even better? Chocolate spread, pillowy light dough and toasted marshmallow come together here for a truly decadent s’mores inspired creation. Want to view the cook along? It can be found on my Instagram @The_Culinary_Cartel, on the Giant S’mores Bun Highlight.
My pet peeve with most cinnamon roll and bun recipes are their shelf life. They taste great fresh and warm from the oven, then quickly go mealy and dry as they cool, becoming stale and sad by the next day. My signature dough borrows from the best of Japanese Milk Bread and Brioche techniques to create a dough, that’s rich, light and fluffy, and stays that way once cool, remaining fresher for a few days. The trick to this is a Tangzhong, which is a Japanese method of cooking a portion of the liquid and flour together into a paste. If you are interested in the science behind my technique head over to my “The Best Burger Bun” Instagram highlight on @The_Culinary_Cartel where we get down and doughy on bread science, how to gauge when your dough is perfectly kneaded and the tricks needed to create perfectly fluffy and delicious rolls.
In this recipe we use a stand mixer, however it is possible to make this dough by hand. It is a little sticky at first, before the kneading develops the stretchy gluten, so if you struggle, add up to 50g more flour a little at a time, to help it become easier to knead. You can also add a little oil to your hands and work surface to prevent sticking.
If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. Happy cooking!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this vegan?
We haven’t tested this recipe with vegan substitutions, if you do please tag us on Instagram!