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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Butter Buns...form in Christmas Tree Mood...

When Jessie of Jessie-CookingMoments posted her last post for 2012 last week, I was so impressed with the little buns that she made and formed it into a Christmas Tree !  It was so impresive and being first time looking at it, I think it is so creative and beautiful.

I loves to make bread and buns though I still need to master the skill more but this Christmas Tree buns keep running into my head that I must make it soon to get into this Christmas mood....

I used another recipe to make the buns because I like to have some buttery filling inside instead.... 

Mini Butter Buns 
Recipe sourced from Small Small Baker 
(from 孟老师的三色土司)   

300g bread flour
30g sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
180ml water
20g unsalted butter

100g butter
20g icing sugar
pinch of salt (optional)

1 egg yolk (Egg Wash)
some sugar  (sprinkle on top)
some dried parsley (sprinkle on top)


1. Mix the ingredients in the filling. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour so that it is easier to wrap later.
2. Mix all ingredients in the dough except butter and knead until the dough is smooth.
3. Add in butter and continue to knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic and able to stretch into a thin film without breaking.
4. Place the dough in a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with cling wrap and let proof for about 60 minutes.
5. Lightly knead the dough to punch out the air. Divide the dough into small balls of : -

For Big X’mas Tree:
1 x 50g
10 x 30g

For Small X’mas Tree:
1 x 14g
10 x 7g

6. To form the Big X’mas Tree, grab the 50g dough ball, wrap in the butter fillings and pinch to seal well. Roll the balls round and place them in a greased baking tray.  Repeat for all the 30g dough balls. Use 50g dough ball to form the tree trunk & the rest to form the tree. Leave enough gap between each dough ball, about 4mm.
7. Repeat Step (6) to make the Small X’mas Tree.  
8. Final proving. It is ready when the dough balls slightly stick together.
9. Brush with some egg wash and sprinkle sugar and dried parsley.
10. Bake in the 170C preheated oven for 13 minutes or until golden for the Big X’mas Tree but less time for the Small X’mas Tree.
11. Dust with some icing sugar before serve.

Please do hop over to Jessie to view more her beautiful Christmas Tree Bread too.

 This butter buns is something similar like the Roti Paun that I made previously.

See the small christmas tree buns on top of the big tree.....I forgot to dust with icing sugar for the snow effect...

The buns still stay soft the next day and taste good too!

What do you think about my Christmas Tree Buns?  


  1. it look soooo cute and yummeh!

  2. so pretty, Mel :) its definitely a creative idea to make lots of these and shape into a christmas tree - definitely a conversation starter at a christmas party :) i'm not good at making buns either haha

  3. Hi Mel, wow... beautiful bun. Look so cute and bun look so delicious. See your bun... now I hungry again. I go make coffee....LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

  4. you are really getting me into the mood for christmas ^^ and it's just the 13th! love the christmas tree buns, mel! ^^

  5. 好喜欢这圣诞面包树!

  6. Mel, your Christmas tree buns are very well shaped. They must have been very delicious too!

  7. Now everyone is making this Christmas bread tree huh..

  8. Mel,
    Beautiful Christmas trees!
    Love it! I am thinking of making this too.
    Now everyone is into the Christmas trees heehee
    Have a nice day!

  9. Love them, Mel. Nice centerpiece for the Christmas table. I like that it is both sweet and savoury and would go well with any dish it is served with.

  10. Beautiful Christmas tree buns. I am planning to make this to give to my friends for Christmas. Merry Christmas!

  11. they are beautiful and cute too!

  12. I think I glance this on your FB (maybe?). This will be SUPER popular among kids!