Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns

Holiday brunch dilemmas are solved with this rich, fluffy, yeasty dough that's stuffed with white and dark chocolate and crushed peppermint candies.

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Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns

Makes 12 Breakfast Buns

INGREDIENTS

For the Dough

  • 1 1/4 cups (296 ml/300 g) whole milk, warm to the touch (see note above)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package/7 g) active dry yeast
  • 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups (531 to 563 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/113 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (not hot)
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon real peppermint extract

For the Filling

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/113 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon real peppermint extract
  • 2 ounces (57 g) white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces (57 g) dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (86 g) peppermint candies, crushed

For the Tops

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup (43 g) peppermint candies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (48 g) granulated sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the dough, in an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment add the warm milk + yeast and let sit for 10 minutes. Break up any yeast clumps. Add in 4 1/4 cups (531 g) flour, melted butter and sugar and run the machine on low for 1 minute. Add in the egg, salt and peppermint extract and run the machine on low for 2 minutes or until combined. The dough may stick to the bottom of the mixer, but if it’s sticking to the sides, add the remaining flour in 1 tablespoon increments to keep the dough from sticking. Turn the mixer to medium and run for 8-10 minutes more or until the dough is smooth, elastic and a ball has formed.
  2. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough inside, turn to coat and cover with a clean, damp hand towel. Set in a warm, draft-free spot for 60 minutes or until double in size.
  3. When the dough has doubled, mix the 1/2 cup (113 g) melted butter and peppermint extract in a small bowl. Set aside. Place 12 cupcake liners in the wells of a muffin tin.
  4. To shape + fill the buns, place the dough on a floured-surface and roll to an 18×12 inch rectangle. Try to make the corners square. If the dough shrinks after rolling, let it rest 5 minutes and then continue rolling. Smear the peppermint-butter mixture over the top of the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border along one long (18-inch) edge. Sprinkle the white and dark chocolate and the crushed candies over the top of the dough in a similar fashion. Starting at the 18-inch edge (with the filling all the way up to the edge), start rolling the dough onto itself and pinch the final edge to the dough log, to seal everything up. Roll the log so the seam side faces down. Using a sharp knife, cut 12 buns. Place each bun in one of the prepared muffin wells. Some of the center-cut buns may need a little nudging to fit, but do your best. It’ll all work out. Promise. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise for 35 minutes.
  5. Heat oven to 350F (180 C). In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment pulse the crushed peppermint candies until fine. Add in the sugar and pulse until completely combined and the prettiest shade of pink. Set aside.
  6. Once heated, place the uncovered buns in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and the internal temperature is 190F (88 C). Let cool 10-15 minutes. Brush the baked buns lightly with the melted butter and sprinkle with the peppermint candy sugar. Serve immediately! I recommend these served warm, always eating the center of the buns first and preferably washed down with a side of champagne. You feel me?
  7. Thank you for baking these Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns! Please tag @displacedhousewife @brianharthoffman @cloudykitchen #fomobaking if you make these beauties! 

Have fun + much love!

R xoxo

 

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns

Holiday brunch dilemmas are solved with this rich, fluffy, yeasty dough that's stuffed with white and dark chocolate and crushed peppermint candies.
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Course: Breakfast Brunch
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • For the Dough
  • 1 1/4 cups 296 ml/300 g whole milk, warm to the touch (see note above)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons 1 package/7 g active dry yeast
  • 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups 531 to 563 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 4 oz/113 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (not hot)
  • 1/3 cup 67 g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon real peppermint extract
  • For the Filling
  • 1/2 cup 4 oz/113 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon real peppermint extract
  • 2 ounces 57 g white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces 57 g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup 86 g peppermint candies, crushed
  • For the Tops
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup 43 g peppermint candies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup 48 g granulated sugar

Instructions

  • To make the dough, in an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment add the warm milk + yeast and let sit for 10 minutes. Break up any yeast clumps. Add in 4 1/4 cups (531 g) flour, melted butter and sugar and run the machine on low for 1 minute. Add in the egg, salt and peppermint extract and run the machine on low for 2 minutes or until combined. The dough may stick to the bottom of the mixer, but if it's sticking to the sides, add the remaining flour in 1 tablespoon increments to keep the dough from sticking. Turn the mixer to medium and for 8-10 minutes more or until the dough is smooth, elastic and a ball has formed.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough inside, turning to coat and cover with a clean, damp hand towel. Set in a warm, draft-free spot for 60 minutes or until double in size.
  • When the dough has doubled, mix the 1/2 cup (113 g) melted butter and peppermint extract in a small bowl. Set aside. Place 12 cupcake liners in the wells of a muffin tin.
  • To shape + fill the buns, place the dough on a floured-surface and roll to an 18x12 inch rectangle. Try to make the corners square. If the dough shrinks after rolling, let it rest 5 minutes and then continue rolling. Smear the peppermint-butter mixture over the top of the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border along one long (18-inch) edge. Sprinkle the white and dark chocolate and the crushed candies over the top of the dough in a similar fashion. Starting at the 18-inch edge (with the filling all the way up to the edge), start rolling the dough onto itself and pinch the final edge to the dough log, to seal everything up. Roll the log so the seam side faces down. Using a sharp knife, cut 12 buns. Place each bun in one of the prepared muffin wells. Some of the center-cut buns may need a little nudging to fit, but do your best. It'll all work out. Promise. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise for 35 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350F (180 C). In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment pulse the crushed peppermint candies until fine. Add in the sugar and pulse until completely combined and the prettiest shade of pink. Set aside.
  • Once heated, bake the uncovered buns in the center of the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and the internal temperature is 190F (88 C). Let cool 10-15 minutes. Brush the baked buns lightly with the melted butter and sprinkle with the peppermint candy sugar. Serve immediately! I like them slightly warm, always eating the center of the bun first and recommend a side of champagne to wash the whole thing down.
  • Thank you for baking these Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns! Please tag @displacedhousewife @brianharthoffman @cloudykitchen #fomobaking if you make these beauties!
Thanks for baking with me! Please tag me on social @displacedhousewife #displacedhousewife so I can see your beautiful treats! xo

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • Kat November 21, 2019 at 11:49 PM

    Wow these look amazing! If I wanted to let the dough rise in the fridge, would I refrigerate the dough before or after the first rise? Can’t wait to bake these x

    Reply
    • Rebecca Firth December 1, 2019 at 9:47 PM

      Hi Kat! You can refrigerate after either. The original recipe recommends refrigerating during the first rise. Alton Brown has a great recipe in which you prep them all way until they’re stuffed and in the pan and then you stash in the fridge overnight (I believe it’s no more than 12 hours). Let me know which you do — I’d love to hear how it goes. I apologize for the delay — Thanksgiving week got away from me!!! xoxo

      Reply
  • Morgan November 18, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    well these are just the cutest things I’ve EVER seen!!!! I’m adding them to my must bake list for this Christmas!!!

    Reply
    • Rebecca Firth November 18, 2019 at 6:39 PM

      Yay!! I hope you do! And thank you!! xoxo

      Reply

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