Pineapple Buns

easy & delicious

Tasha's Artisan Foods


– All-purpose flour – Milk – Dried active yeast – Sugar – Egg – Butter, melted – Egg yolk – Vanilla extract all ingredients below!

step 1

Combine the flour and water in a saucepan. Cook this mixture on low heat, whisking continuously till you get a thickish paste.

step 2

Transfer the paste into a bowl and keep aside to cool. This will thicken more as it cools.

step 3

Whisk together the sugar, milk, and yeast in a small bowl. Keep in a draft-free place for 10-15 minutes until its frothy.

step 5

Combine the all-purpose flour, salt, condensed milk, egg, melted butter, tangzhong, and the yeast mixture in the bowl of your stand mixer.

step 6

Mix the dough, using the dough hook, on low for 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Turn it out on your work surface and knead for 2 minutes.

step 7

Place it in a well-greased bowl, cover with a wet kitchen cloth, and let it rest till it doubles in size.

step 8

Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and turmeric and add to the butter mixture.

step 9

Bring the dough together using your hands. Kneading it very briefly, just 1-2 minutes, till you get a smooth dough. Cover and keep aside.

step 10

When your bun dough has doubled in volume, take it out of the bowl and punch it down. Knead the dough. Then divide the dough into 12 equal balls.

step 11

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place each ball on a lined baking tray. Cover with a kitchen towel and then let them rise to 1.5x their size.

step 12

Preheat your oven to 190 C. While the buns are proofing, make the topping discs. Split the dough into 12 equal portions.

step 13

Shape each portion into a ball and place it between two sheets of wax paper. Roll out each portion into a flat disc. Drape each disc onto the buns.

step 14

 Brush it with egg wash and bake at 190 C for 15-17 minutes, until the topping is burnished yellow.

step 15

Let the buns cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Serve warm, fresh out of the oven, and enjoy!