- 45 minutes
For the dough:
600 grams (4 1/2 cups) all-purpose white flour
2 tablespoons powdered milk
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pinch of salt
300 milliliters (1 1/2 cups) warm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast + 4 tablespoons warm water
2 medium eggs
For the cinnamon Kiri® cheese filling:
6 kiri® cheese portions
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
125 grams (1 cup) Walnuts halves
For the syrup:
240 milliliters (1 cup) water
65 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
For the dip:
8 Kiri® cheese portions
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the decoration:
1 small egg
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
3 tablespoons sesame seeds”
Step 1: Preparing the dough
1- In a small bowl, add the sugar, dry yeast, water, and mix well with a spoon until well combined. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2- In a large bowl, add the flour, powdered milk, vegetable oil, eggs, salt, the yeast mixture, and mix all the ingredients together using your hand, until forming a ball with the dough.
3- Cover the dough and set aside at room temperature for 40 minutes to rise.
Step 2: Preparing the Kiri® cheese balls
4- Cut each Kiri® into 4 cubes.
5- In a plate, mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon together, and gently roll 2 Kiri® cubes together in the mixture until completely covered.
Step 3: Shaping the honeycomb
6- Using your hands, form small balls with the dough. Slightly spread each ball until it’s 5 cm long.
7- Place a walnut, kiri® cheese, and roll them around to shape small buns.
8- In a round mold (20 cm x 5 cm) covered with parchment paper, place a small circle (12 cm) in the center. Place the mini balls one right next to the other until a nice honeycomb is formed with an empty center.
9- In a small bowl, mix the egg and vinegar until well combined, brush the honeycomb with the egg mixture, and top with sesame seeds.
10- Place the honeycomb in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) and bake for 35 minutes or until it’s golden brown.
Step 4: Preparing the syrup
11- In a saucepan over medium heat, place the water, sugar, and cook for 10 minutes until the mixture boils and the sugar is fully dissolved.
12- Pour the syrup on top of the honeycomb and let it absorb for 5 minutes before serving.
Step 5: Preparing the Kiri® cheese dip
13- In a medium bowl, place the Kiri® cheese portions and mix them using a spatula until the texture becomes smooth.
14- Add honey and cinnamon and mix all together. Place in a bowl and put it in the center of the honeycomb.”