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!) 

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