Sweet Fruit Rolls

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Soft and eggless Sweet Fruit Rolls filled with tutti frutti (candied dried papaya). Enjoy them as such or with some jam and butter!

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I am always excited to share recipes which are related to my childhood. There’s something about recipes which you grew up eating. Just few days back I requested my nani (grandmother) to teach me how to make “peda”. Now this sweet “peda” was my absolute favorite sweet when I was a kid. And it’s basically made using only 2 ingredients – milk and sugar. You just keep reducing milk till solids are left, then add sugar and cook till it reaches the right consistency to hold it’s shape and get firm. Yeah sounds pretty simple, but trust me it’s not! It takes more than 2 hours to make this sweet and after a point you have to stir the milk solids continuously. Pretty sure, I had a fabulous hand workout that day!

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Anyway just like peda these sweet fruit rolls (or tutti frutti buns!) also remind me of the good old times. These rolls are filled with tutti frutti. Anything with tutti frutti always catches my attention because it’s used in a lot of baked goods here in India and I absolutely love them. One of my favorite cookies, these karachi biscuits are made with tutti frutti, which is basically just candied papaya. So when I was a kid, I used to love these sweet buns, we didn’t get them very often so it was like a special treat. I would enjoy them as such or with some butter. So good!

 

Since I got a very big packet of tutti frutti from the India grocery stores, I have been using them in a lot of recipes. And so the other day, I thought of recreating these sweet fruit rolls that I once loved so much! The rolls turned out pretty good and pretty pink too! The pink was not intentional, but the pink colored tutti frutti gave this color to the rolls. Well I don’t mind, since it makes them more festive.

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These sweet fruit rolls are easy to make and also eggless. I know a lot of you want me to post eggless recipes so I hope you guys like this one. For these rolls, I followed the exact same recipe as my homemade pav. I only added a little extra sugar and of course tutti frutti to the original recipe. You can enjoy these sweet fruit rolls as such or with some jam and butter. I personally love them with masala chai. Buns and chai is always an amazing combination, you should definitely give it a try.

So soft!

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These rolls were pretty big in size, you can make smaller rolls if you like. I got 12 big rolls from this recipe!

 

Method

In a bowl mix flour, milk powder, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt. Add melted butter to the flour and mix. Set aside.

In another bowl, take warm water, add remaining 1 tablespoon sugar to it and then add the yeast. Give a quick stir and let the yeast activate for 5-10 minutes. This is called proofing of the yeast.

You will know your yeast is proofed/active when it’s all bubbly and frothy on top. If your yeast doesn’t turn up the way it is in the picture, it is dead. Throw the water and start over again. Do not add this water to the flour, the yeast will not work and you will get hard rolls.

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Transfer the flour mix to the steel bowl of your stand mixer or you can do this with your hands. Add the activated yeast liquid to the flour. Also add the tutti frutti.

Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes using the dough hook attachment (or knead for 10-12 minutes using your hands).

Your dough is done when it looks smooth and springs back when you poke it. Transfer dough to a bowl and oil/butter it on top and on the sides as well. The bowl should also be coated with oil.

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Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for 1 hour in a warm place or till it doubles in size.

Once the dough has risen, transfer it to a floured working surface. Punch to release the air and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

Divide the dough into 12 equal parts. I used my kitchen scale to make sure they were all same size.

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Make round balls, smooth each ball and place in a 9 x 13 inch baking tray. Leave a little space between each dough ball as they will expand.

Cover and keep the pan in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. The rolls will double in size.

Brush the rolls with some milk and bake in a 400 F degree oven for 12-13 minutes.

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Once done, take the buns out of the oven and brush with some melted butter immediately. Enjoy these sweet fruit rolls with butter or jam!

sweet fruit rolls

 

Sweet Fruit Rolls

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Serves: 12 fruit rolls

Soft and eggless Sweet Fruit Rolls are filled with candied dried papaya. These are best enjoyed with butter or jam with a cup of chai!
Ingredients
  • 2¾ cup flour + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons dried milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1¼ cup water, warm [around 115 F degrees]
  • 2¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1.25 cups tutti frutti
  • milk, to brush on top of rolls
  • melted butter, to brush on top of rolls
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix flour, milk powder, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt. Add melted butter to the flour and mix. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, take warm water, add remaining 1 tablespoon sugar to it and then add the yeast. Give a quick stir and let the yeast activate for 5-10 minutes. This is called proofing of the yeast.
  3. You will know your yeast is proofed/active when it’s all bubbly and frothy on top.
  4. Transfer the flour mix to the steel bowl of your stand mixer or you can do this with your hands. Add the activated yeast liquid to the flour. Also add the tutti frutti.
  5. Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes using the dough hook attachment (or knead for 10-12 minutes using your hands).
  6. Your dough is done when it looks smooth and springs back when you poke it. Transfer dough to a bowl and oil/butter it on top and on the sides as well. The bowl should also be coated with oil.
  7. Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for 1 hour in a warm place or till it doubles in size.
  8. Once the dough has risen, transfer it to a floured working surface. Punch to release the air and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts. I used my kitchen scale to make sure they were all same size.
  10. Make round balls, smooth each ball and place in a 9 x 13 inch baking tray. Leave a little space between each dough ball as they will expand.
  11. Cover and keep the pan in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. The rolls will double in size.
  12. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  13. Brush the rolls with some milk and bake at 400 F degree for 12-13 minutes, till they are lightly brown in color.
  14. Once done, take the buns out of the oven and brush with some melted butter immediately. Enjoy these sweet fruit rolls with butter or jam!

Sweet Fruit Rolls

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12 thoughts on “Sweet Fruit Rolls

  1. That peda sounds really interesting…and I can see how it’s a workout to make it! But these rolls? Yes, please! The holidays are the only time all year when I see tutti frutti in the stores…so I need to buy a pack to make these rolls soon. I bet they’re perfect with an afternoon tea! 🙂

  2. I can see why these were your favorite growing up — they look so light and fluffy! The tutti frutti sounds like such a fun addition — I would never be able to pass these up!

  3. Childhood recipes are always my favorite. Whenever I visit my hometown I ensure that I tell my mom to make those childhood recipes. BTW these fruit rolls sounds delicious dear… 🙂

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