Dutch Oven Coconut & Lime Brioche Buns (with Cream Cheese Icing)
This recipe was created through an Instagram partnership with Kana Lifestyle.
One of my philosophies as a recipe developer is to reinvent classics. Whether it be making something that is not vegan 100% plant based, offering nut free alternatives to people who are allergic to nuts or infusing new flavors to traditional desserts, I just love rethinking recipes and sharing my creations with the world.
And that is exactly what my goal was with these brioche buns. I wanted them to be lighter, inspired by spring and summer, packed with flavor and to be cooked in a new kitchen appliance.
I chose to bake these Coconut & Lime Brioche Buns in a Dutch oven. I know what you might be thinking — “I have never heard or made buns in a Dutch oven. I thought these were more for breads or stews.” Well, the reason why a Dutch oven works so well to make brioche buns is because baking them with the lid on creates a steamy environment for the buns, making them wonderfully moist and pillowy.
After the first 30 minutes of baking, the lid is removed and they are cooked for 30 minutes longer to achieve that classic golden finish.
In terms of flavors, these beauties really pack a punch:
- The dough itself is flavored with full fat coconut milk and lime zest.
- The filling is made with sugar, rich homemade coconut butter, vibrant lime zest and lime juice.
- The icing is what really makes these brioche buns a bakery-worthy dessert. It is made of vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar and packs a punch with more lime juice, lime zest and a touch of coconut extract.
It is so weird for me to think that just last year, I was literally afraid of yeast. I could never have thought that I would overcome that barrier in my culinary career, but here I am today, sharing with you yet another brioche recipe.
This recipe is seriously exquisite, I had to make it quite a few times already and I have to say, I am hooked! So if you do give it a try and share about it on Instagram, tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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