Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Butter Coconut Buns 椰子麵包

As mentioned in earlier blog here is the recipe for Coconut buns  that I made the day before Junior was born.  It's from Alex Goh's Baking Class - Bread.

One portion of basic sweet bun dough

60 g butter (softened)
150 g sugar
1 egg
150 g desiccated coconut


- Prepare filling: Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and cream until smooth.  Add desiccated coconut and mix until well blended.

- Shape filling mixture into 30g balls and set aside.  (This gave me enough for 25 balls.)

- Divide the basic sweet bun dough into 60 g portions, mould into balls and leave to rest for 10 minutes.  (I managed to get 30 balls from my dough.)              

- Lightly roll them flat.  Put the coconut filling on the sweet bun dough.. Wrap them up.

- Roll the dough flat to 14cm round, fold into half moon shape then in half again.

-  Using a knife cut an opening in the middle of the round edge.  Then pull the opening apart gently and make a v-shape.  Carefully open  up the inner face so you can see the filling.  Place onto a greased pan.

- Leave to prove for 45 minutes or until they double in size.

- Brush with egg wash and bake at 190C for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Very cool! Thanks for the step by step tutorial on how to make the interesting coconut "fan".

  2. Nom Nom! Tasty looking buns!

  3. I love Chinese buns! Your coconut buns look yummy and pretty

  4. Hi hi

    Just chanced upon ur blog. I have the Magic Bread book by Alex goh, but not the book that u have. Ur step-by-step tutorial is great, I am tempted to try them out asp...