sesame seeds/black seedsI used poppy and hemp seeds
1tbsp.orange blossom water
Activate the yeast with a 1/4 cup of warm milk, leave to rest a few minutes. Add the sugar, salt, flour, yogurt, egg, butter, and enough water to form a smooth but not too sticky dough. Knead for about 15 minutes until smooth (or less with a stand mixer with dough hook).
Let the dough rise for about 1 hour in a warm place, covered.
Grease a big 14 inch round baking pan or 2 smaller baking pans. Cut the dough into 48 equal sized pieces (split into 3 parts, and then each piece in half until you have 48).
Cut the cream cheese into 48 pieces. Take a piece of dough and form a flat disk, place a piece of cream cheese inside, pinch it closed with your fingers and roll it into a ball. Repeat.
Place the balls into the pan, leaving about a 1/2 inch space between all the pieces to allow room for the 2nd rise. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Preheated oven to 375 F. Brush the tops of each piece of dough with milk, and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
In the meantime, bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium high heat and leave it to boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in well the honey and orange blossom water. Remove the buns from the oven and pour the sugar syrup on the top. Serve when syrup has cooled a bit.
So I was out of sesame seeds. But I am sure you will have something in your pantry to use as a substitute. I used poppy and hemp seeds to achieve the same look.
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