Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Khaliat Nahal/Cheese Beehive Buns/Savoury Honeycomb Buns

Nothing can beat the aroma of freshly baked breads at home and obviously homemade breads are the best without any preservatives. Home made breads are very much tastier than the store bought one and they are damn cheaper and doesnt take much time to prepare at home. If you ask me to bake a bread everyday, i dont hesitate a second at all. Coz bread making are definitely a stress burster, if you want to get rid of  your stress just bake a bread at home.Homemade breads are more nutritious when compared to store bought ones,needless to say that we can mix and match the ingredients according to our wish. And you might have noticed that am running a month of baking marathon which is known as Bake-a-thon, obviously i will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during this whole month of december. Stay tuned to have a look on my baked goodies for this years's Bake-a-thon.

Honeycomb Buns

Khaliat Nahal is a fabulous bread which is also very well known as Beehive buns.This bread is baked easily with simple shaping method, yes this bread dough is rolled a small rounded balls. You can call this bread even as Honeycomb bread. However Khaliat Nahal means Bee Hive in Arabic as this bread is baked close to each and other in a round pan to form a honeycomb like pattern. These bread are stuffed usually with cream cheese which is later glazed with honey syrup. However you can make this same bread with sweet stuffings like jam, chocolate chips etc.Since i have already posted a Sweet version of this bread, today am sharing an another savory version of this popular Khaliat Nahal.

Beehive buns

For Dough: 
1cup Lukewarm milk
1+1/2tsp Instant yeast
1tsp Sugar (for yeast)
3tbsp Sugar
2+1/2cup All purpose flour
1/4tsp Salt
40grms Butter (melted)
2tbsp Milk for brushing

1cup Soft cream cheese

For Sugar Syrup:
1/4cup Water
A pinch Saffron
1tbsp Honey
1/2tsp Lemon juice

Take the flour,salt,sugar and melted butter in a bowl, mix it for few minutes.

Combine the milk,yeast,sugar in a small bowl and keep for 5minutes.

Add this yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead until you get a smooth,elastic dough.

The dough be soft and elastic but not sticky,if its sticky add more flour if needed.

Shape the dough as a ball and place it in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise for an hour.

Turn the dough to a work surface. Cut the dough into 2 halves and roll it as a rope, cut each rope into 1inch piece.

Take a piece and flatten it out a little, place enough cream cheese for filling in the centre.

Khaliat Nahal, Cheese Khaliat Nahal

Bring the sides together,wrap the dough around the filling, pinching it closed at the top. Smoothen into a round ball.

Place this in a well greased round cake tin. Repeat the same process with the remaining pieces.

Arrange the filled balls of dough in a concentric cricles. Cover it with a paper towel and let it rise for about an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Brush the top with milk and bake the buns for about 20-25minutes until the crust turns golden brown.

Meanwhile take the sugar,water and saffron in a pan,bring it to boil,put the flame in simmer and cook until its turns bit thick.

Khaliat Nahal

Put off the stove,add the honey and lime juice.Mix well and let it cool.

Once the buns comes out of the oven, pour the syrup over the top of the buns.

If you want your honeycomb buns to be less sweet, just brush the syrup over the top.

Let it sit for a while, serve warm.


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Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked and the sweet version is a super hit in my famy.Will try this version soon..

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my favorites bread. Your had turned out so good. The glossy bread looks awesome! The cheese must give it a nice flavor.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I remember baking these years back which was a sweet bread. Your savoury version looks so beautiful and the crumb is so soft and fluffy.

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

They look so perfect and yum :) Beautiful :)

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

These buns are looking so soft and buttery. Cream cheese must have enhanced it's taste many folds

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Priya the whole basket looks sinful. Surprised you don't have all the versions of this yet lol. Bookmarking this for sure.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! The ingredients of the bread are pulling me - saffron and honey ! Seriously this must have made the bread super delicious , loving this glazed beehive :))

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

I haven't made this in a long time and my girls really love it... must make them soon... akka, isn't this a sweet bread? I am just a bit confused reading your intro and then the recipe... maybe I am missing something...

IndiRecipes Blog said... Reply To This Comment

Nice kiwi recipes and a healthy one too because of kiwi, I don't many recipes using a kiwi fruit and I will try this. Thanks for sharing a such a good and tasty recipe, keep sharing such new and interesting recipes.
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Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my, such soft, fluffy and delicious looking buns Priya. Cream cheese filling sounds absolutely delicious.

Swati said... Reply To This Comment

That's a beautiful honeycomb bread!! love the shine of the perfectly baked bread and cream cheese a favourite in my delish!!

Swati said... Reply To This Comment

That's a beautiful honeycomb bread.. perfectly baked .. cream cheese a favourite in my home.. with sugar syrup it must be delish!!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Oh priya, you are tempting me so much with these cute hive of buns!!! i just want to grab few rolls from that pan, so tempting!!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Cream Cheese filling in a bun makes it more soft and enhances the flavour. Looks delicious.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this sounds so yum and that glossy finish and the perfectly baked beehive ...simply good. Loved it. The cheese filling must have tasted awesome.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Honey comb buns looks absolutely yummy and soft with cream cheese filling , never tried before. Love the glossy finish on the top.Bookmarked it.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Love how awesome it looks!! So cheesy and yum!!

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked. This looks so so good. Feel like grabbing it from the screen

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

These r bakery style perfect 👌👌 I made these too but cudnt take decent pics. Will try your recipe ..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

Of all the bread recipes I have discovered from around the world, this is one of my all time faves and I too have posted both sweet and savory versions of this delicious bread!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Mmmm its been ages since I baked such a delicious bread in ages. This is one of my favourite bread

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

these buns look so perfect Priya. I made this a few years ago and stuffed it with tutti frutti!