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Orange and Anise Sweet Buns

Orange and Anise Sweet Buns


                                                                                                                                               Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the sourdough

  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl, using a wooden spoon.
  • Let the dough rest for ½ an hour, until it doubles in size.

For the dough

  • Knead all of the ingredients in a mixer. Use the hook attachment and beat until the dough becomes soft and elastic and draws back from the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the extra ingredients to the kneaded dough, very slowly. A soon as everything is completely combined, cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Set the dough aside to rest for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Divide the dough into 100 g balls. Set aside to rest again, for 20 minutes.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer half of the balls of dough to the baking pan. Use a sharp knife and cut the tops of the buns into 5 segments, starting from the edges and moving towards the center. You want to create a star shaped bun.
  • Repeat process with the second baking pan.
  • Cover both baking pans with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Bake until the interior temperature of the buns reaches about 100* C (212* F) and they turn golden. This should take about 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
15 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
15 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
17 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
18 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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