How to Make Soft and Fluffy Sweet Buns

Updated on April 27, 2020
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Reward yourself with these freshly baked buns that are so easy to make and bake.
Reward yourself with these freshly baked buns that are so easy to make and bake. | Source

Bread can be a wonderful starter to a meal or a tantalising afternoon snack. There's nothing better than the aroma of freshly baked bread, and these buns are so appetising that you will be tempted to eat more than just one. They can be served with navel orange marmalade, Nutella or even Vegemite. With the aroma still lingering in the kitchen, it is so rewarding to sit down with a good magazine, sip a cup of coffee and devour these freshly baked buns.

There are two variations of sweet buns with this recipe. Half of the recipe can be used to make plain sweet buns, while a coconut topping can be added to the other half.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: 12 buns

Ingredients

  • 480g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 150ml lukewarm water
  • 40g butter chopped
  • fine dessicated coconut, for topping
  • additional 25g plain flour, to be cooked first with 125ml water
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The ingredients for sweet bread buns.Make this thickened flour mixture first and let it cool.Put dough in a greased bowl to rise.Dough has now doubled in size.Divide dough into small portions.Dough is ready for the oven.Sweet bread buns are ready to be served.A soft and fluffy sweet bread bun.
The ingredients for sweet bread buns.
The ingredients for sweet bread buns. | Source
Make this thickened flour mixture first and let it cool.
Make this thickened flour mixture first and let it cool. | Source
Put dough in a greased bowl to rise.
Put dough in a greased bowl to rise. | Source
Dough has now doubled in size.
Dough has now doubled in size. | Source
Divide dough into small portions.
Divide dough into small portions. | Source
Dough is ready for the oven.
Dough is ready for the oven. | Source
Sweet bread buns are ready to be served.
Sweet bread buns are ready to be served. | Source
A soft and fluffy sweet bread bun.
A soft and fluffy sweet bread bun. | Source

Instructions

  1. Cook 25g of plain flour in 125ml water until the mixture thickens. Set this cooked flour mixture aside to cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. To prepare the dough, sift the flour, milk powder, caster sugar and salt into a bowl.
  3. Add in dry yeast and mix well. Make a well in the flour mixture. Add in the beaten egg, cooked flour mixture, butter and mix well.
  4. Gradually add in water and mix to form a soft dough. If you have a KitchenAid flour mixer, transfer dough to the mixer and mix for 5 minutes on low speed until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Otherwise, transfer dough onto a floured surface and knead for 20 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  6. Roll the dough into a big ball and put it in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave it in a warm place. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size. This should take at least one hour on cooler days. The dough must double in size; otherwise, the buns will not be fluffy and soft!
  7. When the dough has doubled in size, punch it down with your fist. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for another 10 minutes.
  8. Then divide the dough into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  9. Place the dough portions on a baking tray. Leave the tray in a warm place until the dough portions have doubled in size.
  10. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Brush the top of each bun with lightly beaten egg.
  11. Optional step: If you'd like to make sweet buns with coconut topping, sprinkle desiccated coconut on top of the buns.
  12. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the top of the bread buns is golden brown. Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool slightly.
  13. Enjoy while still warm with lemon jam, orange marmalade, Nutella or Vegemite. They're delicious plain, as well!
Coconut-topped dough after it has doubled in size.
Coconut-topped dough after it has doubled in size. | Source

In the above photo, I made nine buns with coconut topping and left the rest plain.

3.1 stars from 45 ratings of Soft and Fluffy Sweet Bread Buns

Questions & Answers

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    puni 

    2 years ago

    At step 6.- you mention knead for 10 mins. Do I need to allow the dough to rest after the kneading? Or can I get in with the back Ng straight away? is the kneading time the same should use a dough hook? Pls advise n thank you

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    JANET 

    2 years ago

    I enjoy the bread buns having used your recipe

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    Mrs Amara 

    2 years ago

    This method is cute

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    lady rain 

    5 years ago from Australia

    Lizah, allow more time in kneading and proofing the dough. The dough has to double in size and the top brushed with egg before baking, otherwise the buns will not be fluffy and soft.

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    Lizah 

    5 years ago

    Hi, may i know why my buns did not turn out fluffy and have no soft brown top?

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    lady rain 

    7 years ago from Australia

    peachpurple, I'm glad you like the photos, I hope you get to try out this sweet bun recipe soon. Thank you for your kind comment.

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    peachy 

    7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    thanks for the recipe. Great photos. Congrats that yr hub had been nominated

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    lady rain 

    7 years ago from Australia

    rigby, you can use milk and decrease the amount of water proportionally. The buns will have less creamy taste without the milk powder, though.

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    rigby 

    7 years ago

    is there any substitute for milk powder? :-) only have the bare basics in my kitchen right now! looks rly great

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    lady rain 

    7 years ago from Australia

    sarahshuihan, I hope you'll find some time to make the fluffy bread buns. Thank you for stopping by.

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    lady rain 

    7 years ago from Australia

    FullOfLoveSites, the bread buns should turn out great if you use the required amount of ingredients mentioned and follow the steps in the right order. Thank you for leaving a comment.

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    Sarah 

    7 years ago from USA

    yum! Looks delicious, I shall have to try this recipe out when I have some more time!

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    FullOfLoveSites 

    7 years ago from United States

    I love simple breads like those... I will give it a try and hope they'd go right. Voted up. :)

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    Dr Cil 

    8 years ago

    Great recipe, I love making bread, I'll give it a try.

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    louromano 

    8 years ago

    I can't , It's looking so testy.

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    lady rain 

    8 years ago from Australia

    GmaGoldie, dessicated coconut is flakes of coconut that have been dried and packaged. Dessicated coconut can be bought from supermarkets and is often used when fresh coconut is not available.

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 

    8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

    Never heard of dessicated coconut. I like coconut and my husband loves soft bread.

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    lady rain 

    8 years ago from Australia

    randomcreative, thanks. You should try that out soon. Cheers.

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    lady rain 

    8 years ago from Australia

    mytrinity, I am glad you tried out the recipe and get to enjoy the lovely sweet buns. Cheers.

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    Rose Clearfield 

    8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    These look awesome! I love easy bread recipes.

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    lady rain 

    8 years ago from Australia

    Maddie, you really have to try these sweet buns, they are delicious. Thank you for stopping by. Cheers.

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    lady rain 

    8 years ago from Australia

    RJ, thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment. You should try out this recipe. Thanks for your vote. Cheers.

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    mytrinity 

    8 years ago from Amsterdam

    I just tried that out! Delicious! a great hub, great recepie and even greater taste

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    Maddie Ruud 

    8 years ago from Oakland, CA

    Oooh, I love sweet bread buns, and these look so tantalizing in your photos! You can bet big bucks I'll be trying these very soon!

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    Reynold Jay 

    8 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

    This HUB made me hungry and I had click on one of the ads too! I found I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and awesome.” I'm always your fan! RJ

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