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May 4, 2015

Coconut & Tutti Frutti Buns Recipe / Coconut Buns Recipe

You know i have a addiction to all things buns, i make them quite often. I love the smell and taste of freshly made homemade buns, there is something in them which makes it so tasty. After my attempt of making homemade brioche,  i thought they are the best buns and i am gonna keep that recipe in my repitore. But yesterday i made this buns and now i am thinking these are the best.

Similar Recipes,
Homemade Brioche
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
Garlic Rolls
Hamburger Buns
Whole Wheat Submarine Rolls
Pav Buns

These sweet milk buns are made using tangzhong starter, but i made the paste using flour and milk, normally it is made with flour and water. These are also called as Hokkaido bread or buns. I will soon share a bread recipe using this method.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you...

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Resting Time :  3 hours
Makes : 6 Big Buns or 12 Medium Size Ones


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup + 1/2 cup for kneading
Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Butter - 50 grams melted
Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Warm Water - 1 tblspn for activating yeast

For the Paste:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 tblspn
Milk - 1/2 cup

For Filling:
Coconut - 1 cup ( Use fresh or dessicated)
Tutti Fruity - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Melted Butter or Ghee - 1 tblspn

For Egg Wash:
Egg - 1
Milk - 1/4 cup

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


First make the paste, take flour and milk in a sauce pan, heat it on low heat till it gets pasty like. remove and set aside to cool.

Take yeast in a bowl, add in warm water and let it sit for 5 mins or so till it is acivated. 

Now take the cooked flour paste in a bowl, add in sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, egg, melted butter, yeast liquid and mix really well.

Take flour in a large bowl, add this sugary liquid into the flour and knead to a sticky dough. Cover and set aside for 1.30 hours to2 hours till the dough is doubled in size.

Now add more flour and knead it for 10 mins or so till it is soft, smooth.

Divide it into equal portions.

Take the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set this aside.

Take one portion and roll it into a smooth ball.

Flatten it lightly, fill with the coconut stuffing, bring the edges together, seal them and roll it smoothly.

Arrange it in a parchment lined baking tray and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 1 hour or so till it is doubled in size.

In the last 10 mins of the proofing stage, preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Now mix egg and milk for egg wash and use a brush to paint this all over the buns.

Now bake this in the oven for 25 to 30 mins till the top is golden.

Remove it and let it cool for 5 mins.

Remove it serve warm with a cup of milk.


1) I made 6 big buns, you can make 12 small ones. It will take around 12 to 15 mins to bake those buns.
2)You just just leave the egg in the egg wash and brush it with just milk. But egg gives the beautiful golden colour.

Take all your ingredients

Lets start by making the paste..Take flour in a sauce pan

Add in milk and mix well

cook it on low heat till it gets thick and pasty..
Set this aside till it cools 

Take yeast in a small bowl

i added 1 tblspn of warm water to activate it..
Important, the yeast has to bubble up, if it didn't bubble up then start a new batch..or the buns wont rise at all

take butter in a microwave safe bowl

melt it down
Now take the flour paste in a bowl

add in sugar

Pour in milk

Add in egg

use a whisk to whip this up

now it is all mixed well

add in melted butter

and the yeast water

Mix well 

Now take flour in a bowl

Pour this liquid mix in

mix well

the dough will be sticky at this stage

cover with a plastic wrap and set aside till it is doubled in size

Now it is doubled in size

add in some more flour and knead it for 5 to 10 mins

you have to keep kneading this dough till it is totally
nonsticky and smooth and soft

Just like this

divide it into equal portions..I made 6 big buns, you can
 make 12 medium size buns from this mixture
Take the ingredients for filling

Take coconut in a bowl, i used dessicated, 
you can use fresh

add in powdered sugar

tutti fruity

some vanilla

some ghee

mix wel

now take a portion of dough

roll it smoothly

use your fingers to flatten it

like this

stuff it

now bring the edges together

Seal them

Like this

seal them well

Roll it out smoothly

arrange it on a tray

cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for another hour

look how it has risen

now for the egg wash, this gives the golden sheen
on top of the buns

add little milk to the egg

mix well

dip a brush in this egg wash

and paint all over the buns

time to bake

look at those beauties



  1. what is the need of adding more flour when punching down the risen dough??is it necessary to add the flour? not only for this recipe..all these kinda yeast based recipe..thankyou :)

  2. Hi, I keep reading your blog everyday and would love to try all the new recipes. Tried appam the way you had said, it came out so well. Like to have a request, can you please take snaps of using in otg/griller oven. how u preheat the oven and the rack u keep for baking. as i am quite new to baking this will help me alot

  3. what is the need of adding more flour when punching down the risen dough?is it necessary to do it?not only for dis recipe..also for these kinda yeast based dishes.thankyou

  4. @AnonymousThe dough will be sticky, so u add more flour and knead till it gets soft

  5. i made simple hamburger buns yesterday..it turned out super good but the yeast smell was overpowering n also i didnt add more amount of yeast..i juz added 1tbsp of dried yeast for 3cups of flour.then y is that smell??

  6. @Anonymousit may be because of the yeast which u use, add less yeast next time

  7. Aarthi is it necessary to add eggs .........we don't eateggs tell me plz tell me something which i can use instead of eggs
    Thanks & regards

  8. @Avnileave egg and add little more milk


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