Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Butter Yam Buns/ Straight Dough Method

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Recently butter buns appear in a lot of fellow blogger posts. Those cute, sweet filling buns look really appetizing!

Without any hesitate I bake these yummy butter buns. Instead of white bread I used yam flavour bread. Yes, I bake these yam buns again! I just like the yam fragrant and the purple colour from the purple sweet potato. The buns taste even better with the sweet butter filling. My kids like these buns very much!  

Recipe same as early post Yam Hot Cross Bun/ Straight Dough Method.
Ingredients: yield about 35g x 19 pieces
100g mashed yam
50g mashed purple sweet potato
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 egg
100-110ml water

330g bread flour
1 tsp yeast

(C )
20g margarine/ butter

(D) Filling
50g butter
20g sugar
* Mix all together and keep in fridge for later used.

1. Put yam, purple sweet potato, sugar and salt in a bowl. Cook all these ingredients over double-boiler till all the sugar melt. Set aside to cool.
2. Add in the egg and water. Stir to mix. Add (B) and knead to form dough.

3. Add margarine/butter and continue kneading to form smooth and elastic dough. Cover and let it prove for 1 hour 15 minutes.

4. Transfer to working surface. Slightly knead to remove air bubbles. Divide the dough into 35g each. Shape into balls and rest for 10 minutes.
5. Wrap each ball with the chilled butter filling and seal tight. Place inside a greased 9” round baking pan. Leave to prove for 45 minutes.
6. Apply egg wash. Bake at 180C for 15-18 minutes.


  1. love that purple colour too. Admire u on hand kneading. I am not up to that standard. Still need to depend on bread machine. :-)

  2. I used to be hand kneading my bread dough (for most of the bread recipes in bread series-May 2011).I used electric mixer now as a lot easier especially during pregnancy period.

  3. oyah, 103 days to go. Take good care. :-)

  4. looks soft and nice as usual!you're really good! yeah, becos of the aspiring bakers event, all of us are having bread fever this month!!

  5. These yam buns look so delicious. Fresh yam is rare in Melbourne but it definitely worthwhile to make these buns if I can find them. I hope that frozen one will work as well.

    I love all your bread recipes. All your bread look so yummy.

  6. Lena,
    I like this month thema too (Aspiring Bakers), sure a lot of fabulous bread recipes around!

    Thank you. I really like this yam flavour buns. Hope you will like them too once you try.

  7. Hi there.... Can i substitute bread flour with all purpose? Cant seem to find bread flour.....

  8. Zila,
    The result of using all-purpose flour 'bread' won't be the same. High gluten in bread flour make this buns soft and fluffy. Have a nice day!


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