Gula Melaka Soft Bun

Have always loved the smell and taste of Gula Melaka, so when I found a soft bun recipe that incorporated it, I just knew I had to try it! Through the initial stage of kneading the dough, I thought, there might have been something wrong, as the dough was too soft and sticky, unlike the other soft bun doughs I’ve been so used to. So glad i persevered, and am so happy with the result.

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Golden pillowy dough, rising and rising.

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You have no idea how good this smell once its out of the oven. So looking forward to having it with my Milo drink for breakfast tomorrow. 🙂

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Showcasing the softness of the bread.

Gula Melaka Soft Bun

Recipe source from Siew Hwei’s Kitchen – Gula Malacca Kopitiam Milk Buns.

Tweaked the portion of Gula Melaka within the bun for a slightly more intense smell and taste.

Ingredients
Sponge dough:
1tsp instant yeast
214g bread flour
128g milk (room temperature)

Bread dough:
92g bread flour
80g Gula Malacca (finely chopped)
1/2tsp salt
1 1/2tsp instant yeast
12g milk
40g egg
30g butter
12g milk powder

Steps:
Sponge dough:
1. Knead bread flour, milk and yeast together till it form a dough.
2. Cover and let it proof for an hour then store in fridge to proof for further 14-16hours.

Bread dough:
1. Thaw sponge dough and tear it into small pieces.
2. Combine all the bread dough ingredients except butter in a mixer and mix well at low speed.
3. Add in sponge dough and knead at medium speed until it form a dough.
4. Add in butter, continue to beat until it form a smooth and elastic dough.
5. Cover dough and let it prove for 30mins.
6. Knock down proved dough, hand knead on a lightly floured surface for a while.
7. Divide dough into 15 equal portions about 41g each, cover and rest for another 10mins.
8. Shape each dough into round ball and arrange them on a greased tray.
9. Cover and leave it to proof for 45mins until it doubled in size.
10.Preheat oven to 170C.
11.Bake in a preheated oven for 12mins until buns is brown.
12.Remove buns from tray and cool it on a wire rack.

Hope you enjoy making this, and of cause eating it. 🙂

Marian 🙂

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