Corner Café

April 3, 2009

Kaya Buns

Filed under: Breads & Quick Breads — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am
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Makes 8 buns

1/2 portion Japanese-Style Sweet Bun Dough
2 tablespoons serikaya, for topping (optional)
1 egg, lightly beaten for eggwash (optional)

160g firm serikaya
1. Divide the serikaya for filling into 8 equal portions of 20g each, cover and set aside. Put the extra 2 tablespoons serikaya for topping into a small freezer/snack bag with a tiny cut at one corner for piping (or use a piping bag fixed with a 1/2cm or smaller round nozzle).
2. Prepare the Japanese-Style Sweet Bun Dough as directed in Japanese-Style Sweet Bun Dough post up to step 3.
3. Take one of the 8 small divided balls and roll out with a rolling pin into a flat circle; with edges thinner than the centre. Place one portion of the serikaya in the centre of dough circle.
4. Gather the outer edges of the dough circle and wrap up the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal in the filling. Place sealed edges down on a lined or lightly greased baking tray. Repeat with the other 7 dough balls.
5. Let rise, lightly covered, until double in size. When ready, pipe the serikaya for topping in a wide spiral on top of each risen dough pieces. Eggwash if desired.


6. Bake in preheated 190°C oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.


Taste: Soft, fluffy and light buns with sweet serikaya filling
Consume: Best served warm but also good at room temperature
Storage: Can be kept for up to 2 to 3 days in airtight container at room temperature or up to 1 week in the refrigerator, re-heat in the oven or microwave before serving
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  1. wow I love kaya buns! thanks for the recipe!

    Comment by Tastes of Home — May 9, 2009 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  2. I just found out your site and I’m glad it is in English because I lost most of my Chinese since I leave Hong Kong many years ago. I love all your posting and thank you for sharing your recipes. I am going to try some of your recipes as soon as I moved and settle in my house.


    Comment by siuflower — April 5, 2010 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

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