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Cotton Soft  Milk Bun


16 people


2 hrs 5 mins


Easy, fail-proof and the best milk bun recipe ever! These cotton soft homemade milk buns are sweet, fluffy and perfect for every meal and holidays.


BREAD DOUGH – ▢2 cups bread flour – ▢2 tablespoons granulated sugar – ▢1 teaspoon instant yeast – ▢1 pinch salt – ▢1/2 cup milk – ▢1/4 cup heavy whipping cream – ▢1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened) SUGAR AND MILK POWDER MIXTURE – ▢1/2 tablespoon icing sugar – ▢1 tablespoon baking milk powder

Step 1

– Add bread flour, sugar, yeast, salt, milk and heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl. Combine well with a spatula.

Step 2

– Using a dough hook, knead the dough with a stand mixer on medium-high speed for 5 minutes or until smooth. Add softened butter and constantly knead the dough at the same pace for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Step 3

– Cover the dough with a cloth or plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size in a warm area.

Step 4

Transfer the dough to a floured surface, gently press the dough to release the air from it. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions and round each piece into a smooth ball.

Step 5

– Use a 9-inch square baking pan, place each dough onto the pan, half-inch apart. Lightly cover the dough with plastic wrap and rise for 30 minutes until puffy.

Step 6

– Meanwhile, prepare the sugar and milk powder mixture by combining the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Step 7

Preheat oven 310°F (155°C). Dusting the risen dough with sugar and milk powder mixture on top, and bake it for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Step 8

– Remove the bread from the oven. Dust the Japanese milk buns with more sugar and milk powder mixture.

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