Barberry Buns with Turmeric Date Filling

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Take the everyday bread buns to a whole new level by using the homemade turmeric date filling to make this decorative twisted bread. Packed with fruit, nuts and turmeric spice, the whole family will love them. There is truly no scent as amazing as freshly baked warm bread wafting from the oven and nothing else spells home in quite the same delicious way.

Turmeric Date FillingDough
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tbsp Honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp Finely grated orange rind
  • 100 g Almond butter
  • 80 g Honey roasted almonds, chopped
  • 190 ml Buttermilk, room-temperature
  • 20 g Fresh yeast, crumbled
  • 30 g Raw sugar
  • 70 g Butter, melted
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 360 g Plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 / 7.5 g Strawberry flavoured tea bags
  • 30 g Dried barberries
  1. Place dates, honey, turmeric, orange rind, almond butter, and chopped almonds in a food processor. Process until well combined and mixture forms a thick paste-like consistency.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, fresh yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  3. Combine the buttermilk mixture, butter and egg yolks in a jug and whisk to combine. Place the flour, salt, tea and dried barberries in the bowl of your stand mixer. Stir to combine and make a well in the centre.
  4. Pour in the milk mixture and mix at low speed until the dough comes together. Increase the speed and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Turn out the dough and shape into a ball. Brush the mixing bowl with a little melted butter to grease. Place dough ball back into the bowl and turn to coat in butter. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and place in a warm, draught-free place to prove for 1-1 1/2 hours or until dough doubles in size.
  6. Punch down the centre of the dough with your fist. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic and has returned to its original size. Divide dough into 6 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
  7. Roll each dough out to a disc. Spread some turmeric date filling over the dough, leaving a 1-cm border. Roll up and press edge to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut roll in half lengthwise. With the cut sides facing up, plait the halves together, keep the cut-side up to expose the filling. Roll it into knots, tucking the ends underneath the dough. Place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with the rest of dough balls.
  8. Cover them with a tea cloth or plastic wrap and let them rise in a warm, draught-free place for about 45 min. Brush the buns with a little of egg wash. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Bake the bread for 20-25 minutes until nicely golden brown. | © 2019 | | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


2pots2cook 22/4/19 09:51

Agree completely : new level it is; love turmeric it must be heavenly good breakfast. Pinning all over ..... Thank you Angie !

Evelyne CulturEatz 22/4/19 15:10

Wow Angie these look amazeballs! Where were you last week and I had orenage fingers from grating fresh turmericc last week lol.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 22/4/19 15:55

These buns sound wonderful, Angie, and would be a great way to use some of the dates I brought home from California! The barberries might be hard to find here but I'll bet dried cranberries would taste delicious too. Pinning!

Balvinder 22/4/19 16:10

Superb recipe, Angie! Especially when it has two of my favorite ingredients turmeric and dates. Also, I have only used barberries in rice dishes. Something I would try soon.

Kitchen Riffs 22/4/19 16:14

That date filling looks wonderful! LOVE the inclusion of turmeric. Terrific looking buns -- thanks.

lisa is cooking 22/4/19 22:12

I love the twisted and knotted shape! And, the date filling sounds so good.

Gloria Baker 23/4/19 01:32

what wonderful and beautiful buns !! love them ANgie, looks wonderful!

Noob Cook 23/4/19 04:52

what a nice treat! I miss the aroma of baking in the kitchen since I have stopped baking for some time. Maybe next year when I replace my oven, I will bake something non-savoury :)

Nancy Chan 23/4/19 10:06

Beautiful buns. I am sure it taste extremely good too!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/4/19 18:25

Love your twisted buns! The date filling sold me---delicious!!

Pam 23/4/19 20:31

Great buns, Angie! They look delicious! The dates have to be a perfect with the orange and honey flavors. Thanks for the recipe!

mjskit 24/4/19 04:34

Well, you definitely took the average breakfast bun to a whole new level. Love the Tumeric date filling.

sherry 24/4/19 06:13

these look so pretty Angie! i love barberries, and turmeric is so good for colour and flavour. and so interesting here in these buns. cheers sherry

Valentina 24/4/19 07:34

I love working turmeric into recipes and these look seriously over-the-top delicious! And your photographs are stunning. I want one (desperately!) with my coffee in the morning. :-)

Marissa 24/4/19 22:43

These buns are beautiful and I'm so intrigued by that turmeric date filling - sounds absolutely delicious!

Juliana 25/4/19 01:15

Oh Angie, these buns look so pretty and the flavors are just amazing...I am loving the fruity strawberry from the tea bag with the sweetness of the dates...thanks for the recipe.
Have a great rest of the week!

Natalia 25/4/19 09:05

Wow, they are shaped to perfection! Looks like from the best bakery, love those kind of treats☺

GiGi Eats 25/4/19 14:23

Turmeric and Dates together!? I know I can always count on you Angie for putting ingredients I never ever would have thought to put together, together! ;)

Mae Travels 25/4/19 14:49

Flavors of dates, honey, and orange rind sound absolutely wonderful! Your technique of twisting the dough makes a beautiful pastry.

best... mae at

kitchen flavours 25/4/19 16:42

I wish I could have one with my tea! Looks wonderful!

beyondkimchee 25/4/19 20:53

This sounds like a very fragrant buns. I've never tried any bread dough with turmeric but with the date, I think it should go together very well. A cup of tea sounds like a must to enjoy these lovely buns.

Jean | 26/4/19 15:13

Angie, I love this! I have never had turmeric in something like this, but I'm ready to try it!

Amy (Savory Moments) 26/4/19 15:16

Wow Angie! These are stunning!! So pretty and such an interesting flavor combination. You are always so creative.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 26/4/19 16:29

Making bread at home is one of my favorite things! These buns sound fantastic!

Shams 26/4/19 16:52

Hi Angie,

YUM! I love the combination of flavors and colors. Healthy, filling, and delicious. if i dont use turmeric, is it test well?

Anca 27/4/19 12:22

These buns look so intricate and beautiful. I love the sound of the filling as well. Fab!

Alida 27/4/19 19:26

Hi Angie,
I can see how many delicious recipes of yours I have missed! As always they get better and better. Happy spring to you too!

foodtravelandwine 27/4/19 20:35

No words to describe such a beauty!.....full of turmeric makes them even better!....I would love to try them!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Abbe@This is How I Cook 27/4/19 23:34

What a wonderful recipe Angie. It’s hard to find barberries here so I sub in dried cranberries. Can’t wait to try these!

Kelly | Foodtasia 28/4/19 14:46

Wowwww Angie! These are beautiful! And filled with amazing flavors!

Easyfoodsmith 28/4/19 19:34

The flavors sound amazing and I am so tempted into trying these.

Jeff the Chef 29/4/19 02:35

How exotic! These buns are so old-school beautiful. I've never had barberry, and the strawberry tea and turmeric are so unexpected and alluring.

tigerfish 30/4/19 01:15

Yes, it must be smelling so good in your house when these are baking! Only you can turn everyday bread buns to something extraordinary like this.

Motions and Emotions 2/5/19 07:35

beautifully designed are an expert of making buns

Marcelle 3/5/19 03:14

These buns are so beautiful, Angie!! Great ingredients too, I'm sure the flavor is terrific! :)

Choclette 4/5/19 21:26

Oh my Angie. these buns look amazing and sound absolutely scrumptious. I love the idea of your filling and use of barberries too.

grace 10/5/19 20:25

these buns are beautiful, and the filling sounds delicious!!

kioi 29/5/19 13:07

just the images makes me trying this tonight.

Zaza 7/6/19 14:40

Absolutely delicious!


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