Pineapple Bun Recipe (Boroh Bun/菠蘿包)

Pineapple bun (polo bun) is very popular bun in Asia. Easy pineapple buns (polo bun/菠蘿包) recipe that you can try at home. Polo bun is tasty and crusty.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Pineapple Bun
Servings 15 buns
Calories 310 kcal

Ingredients

For the Bun:

  • 500 g bread flour
  • 10 g yeast
  • 2 tablespoons milk powder
  • 60 g fine sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 60 g butter
  • 280 ml water
  • 1 large egg

Pastry Topping:

  • 80 g butter
  • 30 g shortening
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 200 g all-purpose flour

Egg wash

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten and sieve
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

Bun

  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk powder and yeast till combine.
  2. Add water and egg to flour mixture and use a dough hook to knead on medium speed till combine. (about 5 minutes)
  3. Gradually add in butter and knead till smooth and elastic. (dough should be shining and elastic, kneading time is about 10-15minutes).
  4. Leave dough to proof for about 40 minutes or double in size.
  5. While dough is proofing, prepare the pastry topping.

Topping:

  1. Beat butter, vanilla essence and sieved powdered sugar till light.
  2. Add in egg.
  3. Fold in flour.
  4. Refrigerate the dough in the fridge for 15-20 mins for easier handling.

To make the bun:

  1. Scale the bread dough into 50g each and mold into a ball.
  2. Leave to proof for about 45minutes or double in size. Glaze it with egg wash.
  3. Divide the topping into 20-30g each. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin and roll it out thinly into a circle.
  4. Gently put the pastry topping on to of the glazed bun. Glaze again.
  5. Bake at 210 Celsius for 12-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Bun Recipe (Boroh Bun/菠蘿包)
Amount Per Serving (15 buns)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 79mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.