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Japanese coconut buns



24 piece(s)


  • 240 g Milk
  • 1 tbsp dried instant yeast
  • 30 g sugar
  • 290 g bread flour
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bread improver
  • 1 tsp brewing sugar, Optional


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50 g sugar
  • 40 g butter, salted, cold, chopped
  • 60 g sugar
  • 60 g Desiccated Coconut
  • dash vanilla extract, 2 drops

Sugar syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6
    1h 30min
    Preparation 1h 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Warm the milk 1.5mins/37°C/sp2.

    Add the remaining ingredients, and blend briefly 20secs/sp7.

    Knead 5 mins.

    Set aside, covered to rise app 30-60 mins, or until doubled.

    Punch down and divide into 24 pieces.

    Form each into a disc and place 1 tablespoon of the filling in the centre of each one. Pinch to close.

    Place on to a baking paper lined tray, cover and leave to rise until double.

    Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C, for 10 minutes. then remove from the oven, *glaze with the (cooled) sugar syrup and return to the oven. Increase the temperature to 180°C and bake for a further 10-15 mins or until golden.

    Remove from the oven and brush again with more *sugar syrup, and sprinkle with (optional) sugar crystals.

    Cool on a rack.
  2. Filling:
  3. Blend all together 10secs/sp4, until crumbly and combined.

    Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. Sugar syrup
  5. Combine in a small saucepan on the stove and boil for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

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*note that brushing with the sugar syrup does create a crunchier style bun. If you prefer, you can leave it off and brush with milk instead*

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