Maritozzi – Italian Sweet Buns Recipe

Maritozzi – Italian Sweet Buns Recipe

2021-07-20
3.5 Stars (97 Voters)
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Maritozzi – Italian sweet cream buns recipe. If you are not familiar with maritozzi, these sweet buns are fluffy, light, filled with whipped cream and topped with powdered sugar. These brioche-style Italian buns are originated in Rome and you can find them almost patisserie in the Italian capital. As a fan of Italian cuisine, I highly recommend you to try this recipe for your next party or holiday.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
2½ Hours
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Italian
INGREDIENTS

    For the buns:

    • 4 cups (500g) Flour
    • 2 tablespoons (25g) Sugar
    • 1 tablespoon Instant-dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 cup (240ml) Milk
    • 2 tablespoons (40g) Honey
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Oil
    • 1 teaspoon Orange zest/Lemon zest

    For brushing the buns:

    • 1 Egg
    • 1 tablespoon Milk

    For the cream:

    • 1 1/2 (360ml) Heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup (30g) Powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl or in a bowl of a stand mixer, place flour, sugar, yeast, salt and stir. Make a well and add milk, honey, egg, vanilla extract, oil and orange/lemon zest. Mix until dough is formed. Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes, until smooth, soft and elastic.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 pieces (80g), roll each piece into a ball. Arrange the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, leaving space between them to rise. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  5. In a small bowl whisk 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush each bun with the egg wash.
  6. Bake the buns for 15 minutes, Until golden.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Make the cream: in a large bowl whip heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag.
  9. Slice each bun across the top, without cutting the base. Fill each bun with the cream and smooth it out with a spatula.
  10. Top each bun with powdered sugar and serve.
COMMENTS (5)
  • b
    baker2.0
    9/2/2021

    tried many times, the dough was very hard

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  • B
    Bill
    10/16/2021

    My buns are coming out more like biscuits than soft bread rolls as shown above. Do I need to use bread flour instead of all purpose? Am I not kneading enough? I am using Platinum Instant yeast, is there something better? Help!

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  • J
    Janna
    12/28/2021

    Very nice recipe! The buns are light and fluffy, perfect on the second day 😍

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  • o
    om
    3/5/2022

    Just finished baking them! Let me tell you, these buns are AMAZING!!! My family loved it

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  • L
    Luanne K Pearson
    7/15/2022

    I tried making this recipe twice. the first time I followed the video exactly and my dough did not rise, so i thought it to the recipe maybe the yeast should start in warm (100 degree) water then add it to the recipe. It still did not rise?what gives?

    Reply
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