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Maritozzi – Bake from Scratch


Aug 14, 2022
Maritozzi – Bake from Scratch


Beginning with a pillowy dough enriched with olive oil and infused with lemon zest, we crammed our Maritozzi with a lusciously gentle and creamy Vanilla Whipped Cream. These buns will deliver a style of Italy to your very personal kitchen, no matter location.


  • Preferment:
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) heat water (110°F/43°C to 115°F/46°C)
  • 1 teaspoon (3 gram) energetic dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon (2 grams) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour
  • Dough:
  • ½ cup (120 grams) heat complete milk (110°F/43°C to 115°F/46°C)
  • 1¼ teaspoons (4 grams) energetic dry yeast
  • 3 to 3¼ cups (375 to 406 grams) all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 giant eggs (100 grams), room temperature
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) olive oil
  • 3½ tablespoons (42 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (21 grams) honey
  • 2 teaspoons (6 grams) kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons (4 grams) tightly packed lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla extract
  • 1 giant egg (50 grams), calmly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) complete milk
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream (recipe follows)
  1. For preferment: In a medium bowl, whisk collectively ¼ cup (60 grams) heat water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand till foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in flour till properly mixed; cowl and let stand in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till combination is puffed and bubbly, 40 minutes to 1 hour. (Combination will begin thick however will loosen because it sits.)
  2. For dough: Within the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk collectively heat milk and yeast by hand till mixed and dissolved. Add preferment, 1 cup (125 grams) flour, room temperature eggs, oil, sugar, honey, salt, lemon zest, and vanilla; utilizing the paddle attachment, beat at low velocity till mixed, 1 to 2 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Progressively add 2 cups (250 grams) flour, beating simply till mixed.
  3. Change to the dough hook attachment. Beat at low velocity till a smooth, elastic, considerably sticky dough types, 7 to 10 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl and dough hook; add as much as remaining ¼ cup (31 grams) flour, 1 tablespoon (8 grams) at a time, if dough is overly sticky. (Dough ought to cross the windowpane check [see Note] however should persist with backside and sides of bowl.)
  4. Oil a big bowl. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease high. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till doubled in dimension, 1 to 1½ hours.
  5. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Punch down dough; cowl and let stand for 10 minutes. On a really calmly floured floor, divide dough into 10 parts (about 82 grams every). Gently form every portion right into a ball, pinching any seams to seal. Cowl and let stand for 20 minutes.
  7. On a calmly floured floor, place 1 dough ball seam facet up; press or roll right into a 4-inch-wide disk. Beginning with high edge or one 4½-inch-long facet, fold and roll dough, about ½ inch at a time, gently urgent to seal after every roll. Repeat till you may have a cylinder, and firmly pinch seam to seal. Pinch ends closed; fold in, and pinch to safe. Roll seam to backside, and gently roll to type an evenly thick 5- to 5½-inch-long log. Repeat with remaining dough. Place, seam facet down, 2 to 2½ inches aside on ready pans. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till almost doubled in dimension and dough holds an indentation when poked, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  9. In a small bowl, whisk collectively crushed egg and milk. Brush tops of buns with egg wash.
  10. Bake, one batch at a time, till golden brown, 10 to fifteen minutes. Take away from pans, and let cool utterly on wire racks.
  11. Utilizing a serrated knife held perpendicular to slicing floor, cut up rolls lengthwise down heart, stopping simply quick earlier than slicing throughout. Divide Vanilla Whipped Cream evenly amongst buns (about ¾ cup or 90 grams every). Utilizing a small offset spatula, let the contours of the bread act as a information as you unfold, sculpt, and around the cream as wanted. Serve instantly.

Be aware: To make use of the windowpane check to examine dough for correct gluten improvement, calmly flour palms and pinch off (don’t tear) a small piece of dough. Slowly pull the dough out from the middle. If the dough is prepared, it is possible for you to to stretch it till it’s skinny and translucent like a windowpane. If the dough tears, it’s not fairly prepared. Beat for 1 minute, and check once more.


Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 3½ cups (840 grams) chilly heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat all components at medium-high velocity till medium-stiff peaks type. Use instantly.



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