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How To Make Malaysian Papparoti Buns

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300 g wheat flour
1.5 teaspoons dried yeast
30 ml non-sugar fresh milk
40 g sugar
2 eggs
145 g butter
80 ml warm water
30 g icing sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee

How To Make Malaysian Papparoti Buns

Coffee Buns Recipe

  • Cheesy
  • Sweet

A soft bun with an outer coffee crust made of typical coffee icing and the stuffed butter inside the bun

  • 1 hour
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


Malaysia is famous for Papparoti bun which is a kind of favorite dessert for many people. Papparoti is better when you serve warm with the taste of coffee, crispy crust, soft inside. Why don’t you begin to make it yourself? Let’s see how to make Malaysian Papparoti buns shared by All Asia Recipe!

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10 minutes


For the topping: need about 30g wheat flour, 30g butter, 30g icing sugar, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, and 10ml warm water.
For the filling: take about 80g butter.
For the dough: wheat flour, dried yeast, 40g sugar, non-sugar fresh milk, and butter.

15 minutes

For the dough

In a small bowl, mix well about 40g sugar with 70ml warm water, then add dried yeast and mix again. Next, put 270g wheat flour into a larger bowl with non-sugar fresh milk, the mixture of yeast, and 1 egg. Mix well. After that, keep adding a little butter and mix again in 5 minutes. Allow the dough to rest in 30 minutes till it is double in size.

5 minutes

For the the filling

Take about 80g butter. Cut into 8 small balls. Then refrigerate them.

10 minutes

For the topping

Put 30g butter and 30g icing sugar into a bowl. Use eggbeater to mix well. Then add 1 egg, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, and 10ml warm water, 30g wheat flour, and mix again until the mixture is smooth. After that, put the mixture into a pastry bag, and put into the fridge in 10 minutes.

20 minutes

Baking step

After 30 minutes, take and cut the dough into 8 equal balls. Then flatten the balls and place the frozen butter in middle and turn into a bun again. Put the filled balls on the baking tray, and spray the topping on the buns spirally.
Finally, bake at 180°c for 12-15 minutes until the top is golden brown. Enjoy the crispy tasty buns!


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