Sweet Sheermal/ Morobba Ruti/fruit bun
For a long while , I was craving for morobba ruti so badly . The memories of Shab-e-Barat ( a holy night , celebrated by the Muslim) are so immensely connected with this special type of bread . Wanted to experiment a bit and alhamdulillah , came out just perfect . Soft and flavorful . I added some extra steps to make it more delightful , like glazing the bread with rose flavored sugar syrup . Trust me , this step made it more flavorful . 🙂
For the dough:
All Purpose flour 2 cups + 1/4 th cup
Active dry instant Yeast 1 and half teaspoon
Milk powder 2 tbl spoon
Sugar 3 level teaspoon
Salt to taste ( around 1 level teaspoon)
1 beaten egg
Oil 4 tbl spoon + 1 tbl spoon butter ( softened)
Luke warm liquid milk ( enough to make a dough)
Candied fruits/ morobba and raisins
1 beaten egg for egg wash
Butter ( to rub after taking them out from the oven)
For the Syrup:
Half cup Sugar
Half cup water
Rose essence/ rose water
1. Make a medium thick sugar syrup with half cup sugar and half cup water . Add some rose water in it . Let it cool . The syrup should not be runny or too much thick . It should be medium thick . To prevent crystallization , add few drops of lemon juice while cooking it .
2. Mix all the ingredients for bun and 1 tbl spoon butter except oil . Be careful while adding luke warm milk. If you use too hot water the yeast might get killed , and if you use room temperature or cold water, the yeast won’t wake up !!!!!! In both case the dough will not rise and everything will go in vain . So always use luke warm water in any recipe where you have yeast as an ingredient.
3. Knead well . The dough will be very sticky . Now add the oil and form the dough into a round ball . Now it’s easier to work with the dough. Knead very well . The more you knead, the softer bun you get . Knead at least 8-10 minutes . Put the dough into a closed lid box and place it in a warm place . It may take an hour or more to get the dough double in volume . If it becomes fluffy and double in volume , the dough is ready to make the bun.
4. Punch down all the air form the dough . Now Make two big balls from the dough . Flatten the ball and put some candied fruits and raisins into it. Reshape the ball . Add some morobba/ candied fruits and raisins on the top of the ball too .
5. Cover them with a cling film , plastic wrap or wet cloth for 15-20 minutes more to rise up a little . In the mean time preheat the oven at 400 FH . Brush the buns with egg .
6. Now bake them at 400 FH ( 200 centigrade) in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes . It took me 20 minutes. Plz don’t over bake them, you may end up with hard buns .
After taking out from the oven , rub some butter immediately for the glossier and softer version . Pour the room temperature syrup over this hot bun and rub well . Remember the syrup should be of room temperature and the bun should be very hot .
After taking out from oven and rubbing some melted butter:
The finishing touch ; glazed with rose flavored sugar syrup
1 . Please don’t over bake the buns as they get hard if over baked . It took me around 12 minutes to get done .
2. Be careful about the yeast you use and the temperature of water or milk you are pouring to make the dough . Try not to use too old yeasts . While using warm water or milk , it should be mild warm , not piping hot , as they can kill the yeast . If you use cold or room temperature, that also might not wake the yeast up . Always use luke warm water or milk.
3. Try not to put salt directly over yeast as salt can also kill the bacteria .
4. The syrup should be of room temperature when applied and the bun should be very hot . The syrup must be thick but not too thick or too thin .