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Coffee Buns

Coffee Buns are dome-shaped buns that are soft, buttery and airy with a crisp coffee flavoured topping.
Cuisine International Cuisine, Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes


  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 cups maida
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp castor sugar
  • 1 egg egg replacer
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 50 gms butter
  • 1 tbsp maida
  • Coffee Frosting
  • 50 gms butter
  • 1 egg I used commercial egg replacer
  • 1 tsp coffee essence
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 1/2 cup maida
  • 5 gms cube butter frozen



  • In a jug , add lukewarm milk, sugar and instant yeast.
  • Mix well and cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl add maida, salt, castor sugar and mix well.
  • Add egg, yeast mixture and mix well.
  • Add milk and knead until the dough is formed.
  • This would be about 10 minutes.
  • Add butter and continue kneading until shiny elastic dough is formed.
  • If the dough is sticky, add all-purpose flour and knead until smooth, cover and let it rest for 1 hour, place in a warm place.

Coffee Frosting

  • In a bowl, add butter and whisk until fluffy.
  • Add egg, coffee essence and dissolve instant coffee in warm water, mix well and add it in a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Add icing sugar and mix well.
  • Add dry milk powder, all-purpose flour, whisk well & refrigerated until use.

Making the Buns

  • Knead the dough again and divide into 6 equal parts (60 gms each).
  • Take a small dough, sprinkle flour and divide the dough into two parts (50 gms & 10 gms).
  • Roll it out into a small circle, place 5 gms of butter cube and gather the sides of the dough to wrap the butter inside and insert it into each bun and wrap it up.
  • Place prepared buns on a baking tray, cover and leave the ready buns to proof for about 1 hour at warm temperature or until double in size.
  • Put the cream topping into a piping bag and pipe out the cream in circles around the buns.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 15-18 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


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