Fiji Lolo Buns - Coconut Cream Buns - Panipopo

  • 4 cups bread flour 
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, lukewarm
  • 2 cups coconut milk 

  • Combine flour, yeast and sugar in a big mixing bowl.
  • Mix milk, melted butter, and beaten egg in separate bowl. 
  • Pour wet mix into the flour mix and form into a soft dough.
  • Knead dough by hand for approximately 10 minutes or in a stand mix for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Place in a greased (buttered) bowl making sure to brush some butter on top of the dough. 
  • Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size.
  • Turn out and knock down all air bubbles. Divide into 12 equal pieces and shape each into a smooth bun shape.
  • Place in greased baking pan and set aside to rise again for 30 minutes until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 175°C .
  • Once dough has risen, pour the coconut milk all over the buns making sure you pour some on each bun.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and eat while still warm with some good quality butter or with some maple syrup (weird but soooo delicious!) 


  1. Hi, thank you for sharing the recipe. Sounds delicious! How do you make the cream?

    1. You can simply buy the canned one if can't make it with fresh coconut..

      I'm in Italy and we don't have fresh coconut at an affordable price so i buyed canned coconut from thailand at etnic store

  2. Hi can you post recipe for cream bun.?I know how to make bun but not sure about cream like made in hot bread fiji style.

  3. Best recipe - thanks for sharing.. it's my go to if I'm asked to make panipopo, your way produces a nice light bun. Thank you!

  4. I hvnt tried it yet but will surely make it


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