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Butter Buns

I love butter flavor ,mostly I used butter for my cooking or baking. Whenever butter on sale I'm sure grab few boxes for storage.Usually I will get unsalted butter in stick. I guess because mostly I used it for baking so unsalted butter is more suitable. This time I infused butter with sugar into the bun,so I called Butter Bun!! This Butter Buns is really good to eat as breakfast or snack with a cup of coffee or tea..If you like soft and moist bun,you must try out this recipe!!.Previously I used this recipe for HOT DOG Bun!!! But this time I converted and adapted the original recipe for this Butter Buns!!

300g bread flour,sifted
1 tbsp instant dried yeast
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
250 ml whole milk
1 egg

1 stick (8 tbsp) butter,soften and mix with
4 tbsp granulated sugar
*chill it in the fridge for 1-2 hours before use*

1 egg,lightly beaten
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Method For Bread Machine:

1:Measure and sifted flour,salt and sugar in a medium bowl .
2:Place milk + egg and butter first in BM container,then add in flour mixture.Lastly add in instant yeast.Then press the key function on *Dough* .Or you can dump everything in the baking pan,then press dough and then start cycle.
3:Let's the BM mix and knead the dough until the cycle finish with "beep" then the BM start proofing the dough for the next cycle.
4:Remove the dough when proofing cycle finish,then punch down the dough to release the air.Knead the dough a couple of times,then divide the dough into 12 pieces,about 80 gm each.
5:Roll the divided roll into ball shape.Flatten and roll the dough into round shape.Wrap the dough on your palm,then fill with 1 tbsp butter filling.Shape the dough into rounds again.Then place the butter dough on a muffin lined cup.Keep repeat the same procedure until the dough finish.
6:Cover the shaped dough with a piece of damp cloth or damp paper towel and leave aside to rise until doubled size.
7:Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Brush egg wash on top of the round dough before sprinkle with some sesame seeds on the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
8:Remove from oven and let's cool 5 minutes before serve warm.


If you're looking for kneading method,please refer HERE!!



Taste of My Life said...
June 18, 2009 at 11:42 PM

WOW, the butter buns are really yummy! I love butter buns and will try this soon. Thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...
June 19, 2009 at 12:39 AM

I love those small buns....wonderful with a glass of fruit breakfast!

Anonymous said...
June 19, 2009 at 6:23 AM

I'm thinking of buying a bread machine to help with kneading the dough as it saves so much time. May I ask what's the brand of your breadmachine ?

Rgds, Dorie

pigpigscorner said...
June 19, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Love the colour!! THey must be really moist and soft!

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 19, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Lovely buns! I love Asian style buns, I should really start making some buns since the weather is warmer. *kick my lazy butt*

mycookinghut said...
June 19, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Very nice and cute!! You and Gertrude have motivated me to try baking buns!! I got the ingredients to bake this weekend!! ;)

Sally said...
June 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM

wow...this recipe going to make my hubby happy!!! will try it once I'm settle down with my new house....thank for sharing my friend!!!

Anonymous said...
June 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM

I love this bun when I was a kid!! When I was really young (ahem), we would get it from the roti van then we moved to HDB flat, I would get it from the local bakery. Ah ... thanks for much for sharing the recipe, it reminds me of the good old times.

test it comm said...
June 19, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Those buns look really good!

ICook4Fun said...
June 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM

I love these 'ngau yau min pau' Soft, buttery and sweet. Going to make more buns again and I have to remember to put this filling in it.

celine said...
June 20, 2009 at 10:26 PM

look so yummy...... you have just reminded me that my breadmaker has been left idle for a long time.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 21, 2009 at 4:26 AM

taste of my life:
thanks! looking forward your butter bun soon!

yes,it's great for breakfast!! thanks for your kind words

oh yes,BM is a god send,save all the kneading!! these days whenever I bake bread or bun I used BM only!! I got mine at's Sunbeam brand and about $50!

oh yes,it's ..after 3 days it's still great!! thanks!

leemei,thanks but I also get motivate by Gertrude.I can't wait to see your bread making soon!!

I bet your new house kitchen is bigger than previous one! can't wait to see your baking soon!!

yes you remind me of my young time too!! hehehe! I remember sometimes we have to chase the guy with basikal who sell roti..thanks for dropping by:))

thank you:)

Gert,I too always wanna to make this bun but always forget until now....whenever I visit CTown I must get one or two from chinese bakery!! I like "kai mei pau" too but don't have the recipe...wait!! I think Agnes baking book I bought from Msia have the recipe yea...nevermind...when got time I check and see..

thanks!! hurry up!!! your BM is calling for you now"use me pls"!! hahaha!

Bits said...
June 25, 2009 at 1:30 AM

This butter bun is so nice and looks great!

Food For Tots said...
June 25, 2009 at 3:21 AM

I must try this version too. Yummy!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 26, 2009 at 5:13 AM

Thanks for dropping by and kind words!

oh yes,you must!!

Melissa said...
July 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Tried this today..It was AWESOME!!!Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!

Anonymous said...
September 2, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Thanks for your recipe. Do you have problems with the butter/sugar mixture flowing out of the bun during the last few mins. of baking. I followed your recipe of filling it with 1 Tbs. of the mixture.

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October 20, 2010 at 3:59 AM

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Anonymous said...
October 20, 2010 at 4:00 AM

oh myyy. i tried the jalapiño pepper butter buns they were amazinggggggggggggg
good job guys!

Anonymous said...
October 20, 2010 at 4:04 AM

tbh i preferred the spicy sausage and anchovies butter was absolutely gorgeous!!!!! my taste buds were tantilized!!!

Anonymous said...
November 3, 2010 at 4:57 AM

To be quite honest, when i tried the Marmite and Nutella with a splash of chillie pepper butter buns, i got the shits.. i was on the loo for houurs, my stomach wwould just NOT stop! and well.. as for the smell! uffft! never again am i going to try them!
my poor husband passed out by the smell and when i blocked the toilet, he couldnt stand it anymore... he even moved out!
the blocked toilet had leaked into the kitchen and then the dog slipped into it.. i still cant get the brown stains out of his white fur coat! bless him!

well anyone, i must dash off, but perharps you could great a recipe that wouldnt keep me on the toilet for a month, make my husband divorce me, and stain my white poodle with brown dots,
many regards,
the Shitter.

Anonymous said...
March 16, 2011 at 4:40 AM


maybe cos i put a bit of shit into them.. might be the reason?


could always be the poo doe..

hmmmmmmmm tought one........

Mama-Bug said...
January 7, 2012 at 1:45 AM

This recipe is amazing! I will definitely be making these buns again, thank you!

Unknown said...
May 20, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Wow! Why don't you learn proper grammar and the correct usage of the English language. You is a moron.

Unknown said...
May 20, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Wow! Why don't you learn proper grammar and the correct usage of the English language. You is a moron.

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