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Friday 25 May 2012

Little Butter Buns (also known as Roti Paun)

Sometimes looking at other food bloggers making bread and buns really urge me to try but I know I am not very good in making this as it needs a lot of kneading in order to make it into a soft texture.  I don't have a bread maker and sometimes wasn't sure how long it need to knead it in the mixer.

I have bookmarked this Little Butter Buns from the "Agnes Chang - I Can Bake" cookbook for quite awhile and one day I saw Sonia of NasiLemakLover post this recipe.  I was comparing both her recipes and Agnes Chang and decided to use Sonia's recipe because she used with the Gelatinised Dough.  So I thought I should try it.

Little Butter Buns
Adapted from Sonia's Blog with a little slight changes

Gelatinised dough
100g bread flour
70ml hot boiling water

1. Place flour in a mixing bowl.
2. Add hot boiling water and mix with wooden spoon to form a rough dough.
3. Cover bowl with cling film and leave dough to cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour, and up to 48 hours.

To prepare Basic sweet bread dough

300g bread flour
100g plain flour
80g sugar
1 tbsp instant yeast
½ tsp salt
175ml cold milk
1 cold grade A egg
60g cold butter, cubed

1. Combine flours, sugar, yeast and salt together in a mixing bowl.
2. Tear the gelatinized dough into pieces and add to the bowl along with the eggs
3. Using a stand electric mixer, mix on low speed, adding cold milk gradually.
4. Mix until dough is well combined and leave the sides of bowl.
5. Add in the cold butter cubes and mix on medium speed until dough is smooth.
6. Shape dough into a ball, leave to proof for 40mins or until doubled.

Butter filling                                                                   
100g butter, room temperature
40g icing sugar

1. Mix butter and sugar in a small bowl, stir to combine.
2. Place in the fridge (to harden) before use.

To assemble roti paun
1. Divide and shape bread dough into a small ball weighted 30g each.
2. Spoon 1tsp of butter filling and wrap inside the small dough ball.
3. Place dough ball in a greased 9” round cake tin (removable base).
4. Once completed, set aside to rest for 15mins.
5. Apply egg wash & sprinkle some sugar on top of the dough balls
6. Bake at preheated oven at 180c for 20-25 mins.
     (I baked at 160C).


   The butter filling went up on top instead in the middle!  Overall it is yummy when it is still 

  When I remove it out from the oven, I brush the top with some "left over" butter which
   I melted to give the buns some shine on top.