Khaliat Nahal/Honey Comb Buns

Khaliat Nahal means bee hives in Arabic and its stuffed with a variety of sweet stuffing and savory.These buns are baked close to each other in a round baking pan to form a honey comb pattern.For the sweet version the honey combs are topped with sugar glaze.
When I wanted to make a sweet version with the stuffing the first thing came in my mind was with tutty frutty as I had a big packet of tutty frutty in the refrigerator I wanted to finish of as early as possible.Along with tutty frutty added some chopped nuts and dessicated coconut.The stuffing can be your choice,chocolate,cream cheese ,dry fruits also used for this one.The buns were so delicious and perfect.Off to the recipe..................

                                                                                    Khaliat Nahal/Honey Comb Buns

   Basic Information
   Recipe Source ~ My Diverse Kitchen
   Preparation time ~ 25 minutes
   Proofing time ~ 1 hour 30 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25-30 minutes
   Makes ~ 9-10 small size buns


All purpose flour
11/4 cups+1 tbs
for dusting
Instant yeast
11/4 tsp
Unsalted butter
(room temperature )
3 tbs
3 tbs
Lukewarm milk
1/2 cup+1 tbs
1/2 tsp
Milk /butterfor brushing

  For the filling

Tutty frutty
4 tbs
2 tbs
Chopped cashews and
1 tbs
Desiccated coconut  
2 tbs
Cardamom powder 
a pinchL

  For the Sugar Glaze

1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Lemon juice
1/2 tsp

  • Take all purpose flour,instant yeast,salt and sugar in a bowl.To this add the lukewarm milk and mix it to a slightly sticky dough. Now add the butter to the dough and incorporate well and knead to a soft dough.Cover it with a damp cloth and keep it in a warm place for raise for an hour.Meanwhile mix the ingredients give for the stuffing and keep it aside.

  •  Make the sugar syrup  by adding water to the sugar and bring it to a boil.Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.Finally add the lemon juice and put off the flame.Let it cool down completely.
  • Punch down the dough and on a floured surface knead the dough for at least 5-7 minutes till it becomes smooth. Roll the dough to a smooth log and cut it into 9-10 equal portions.

  • Now flatten each roll and keep a generous amount of stuffing and pull the sides and close it and roll it.Keep the rolled bun on a baking tray.Repeat it for the rest and keep it arranged closely in a circle manner to form a honey comb pattern.Cover it and let it rest for another 30-40 minutes.Before 10 minutes of the second raise pre heat the oven at 350 F and brush the rolls with milk or butter.Bake it for 25 minutes in the preheated oven (mine too exactly 22 minutes).
  • Once its done take it out and let it rest for couple of minutes.Now pour the prepared syrup on the top of the buns.The buns should be hot and the syrup should be cool.Let it sit for couple of minutes or till the buns/rolls absorb the syrup

  • Serve it with warm with tea or coffee.

  • Lemon juice prevents the crystallization of sugar syrup and saffron can also be added for extra flavor but I didn't use it.
  • The rolls taste better when it is served warm,just microwave it for 5 seconds and serve. .
  • The sweetness was just perfect if you want it a bit sweeter version then add you can increase the amount of sugar while kneading the dough.



Beautiful Buns! Look very nice!

yumm. yumm.. I feel like taking out those tutti fruitti..

Oh these buns were so delicious.. Beautiful clicks....

Yummy and soft buns. I did a different filling and my version is coming up probably next week. :)

Beautiful pics and the buns are soft. Yum!

Nalini the bread looks amazing!

Beautiful looking buns and stunning pictures!!

Your first picture is just Awesome Nalini.. Eager to watch all the baked goodies.

the buns look so soft and tempting. Got to try this recipe.
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Just cant take my eyes from this beautiful honey comb buns, love the ingredients you used for stuffing.

I made these with potato filling and some crumbed paneer/mushroom if I am right. This is an absolutely fantastic bread and love your choice of filling as well.

beautiful. The homey comb is very perfect

Stunning Nalini ! I am speechless , absolutely fantastic bread and clicks, just can't take my eyes off them .

Honeycomb buns look too terrific Nalini!! Soft and fluffy with a nice filling. Great great setting n pics. I loved all of them.

They look so soft and delicious. Baked to perfection.

ur work is so beautiful nalini, you are bless cook

What a tempting bake you got there. The filling with tutti-fruity, nuts and coconut sounds so yummy!!

The clicks are stunning well baked and presented!

perfectly baked !! i think you have made good friends with your oven to deliver such great results, very well done on the entire bake series , Nalini !!

Stunning clicks, stunning bake!!! I have tried both sweet and savory version of these beauties, last click is so tempting, one would definitely want to steal it from that plate!! :)

Awesome clicks! I have made the savory version of these buns and that is my most popular post. I am yet to try the sweet version. My husband would absolutely love the tutty frutty filled ones :)

Looks so beautiful. Awesome clicks. I am yet to try this, tempted now to try this

Awesome Nalini. The roll looks absolutely delicious...

Awesome roll Nalini. Looks stunningly beautiful.

I made something similar for another event. The clicks are so attractive and tempting!

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