Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Polo Bun

Last week I saw a show on food that featured polo bun in a simple kopitiam.
I asked my aunt indonesian maid about it cause my aunt loves eating it, she told me it was a sweet bun. So I thought that would a nice thing to do this tomorrow. So I googled it and found the recipe.

I was quite terified in making bun because I am not good at kneading dough. It makes me tired. lol. Anyways due to my determination in making this happen. I tried it anyways.

Suprisingly, this dough is very soft and less effort is taken when kneading. oh yeah, you might be wondering why I do not used the machine because mine is not that strong enough to be kneading dough. So I use my hands instead. They always say, its better to use your hand. After kneading a few minutes. I let it rest for a good hour. Here's the picture:

Polo bun is made with two types of dough. The first is the yeast dough then second one is the topping which is a sweet dough. Here's both of the dough after it was finished. Time for another hour for rising before baking.

The good looking bun after baked. I glazed with egg washed before baking so that it shines.

Here is the recipe I took from a website. Thanks to them.

Polo Bun


  • 240g bread flour (2 cups less 3 tablespoons), I used all-purpose flour
  • 60g cake flour (8 tablespoons)
  • 45g sugar (3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon)
  • 5g yeast (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 30cc egg (1 medium egg)
  • 135g water (125ml)
  • 3g salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 9g milk powder (2 tablespoons)
  • 30cc warm water
  • 45g butter (3 tablespoons)


  • 80g butter (6 tablespoons)
  • 50g icing sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50cc egg
  • 5g milk powder (1 tablespoon)
  • 150g cake flour (1 1/4 cups)
  • another egg for egg wash

1. Firstly,in a bowl add the flour, sugar, and yeast, salt, and milk powder.
2. Then, add in the butter and make sure that everything goes well together.
3. After that, add in the egg and gradually add in the warm water.
4. Knead the dough for about a few minutes until well combine.
5. Let it rest for an hour.
6. Meanwhile, prepare the topping by adding the butter and sugar. Cream it until the butter turns pale.
7. Then add in the vanilla and mix well.
8. After that, add in the egg and mix it.
9. Gradually, add in the milk powder and flour. Fold them until form a dough. Set aside.
10. After the dough has risen, knock out all the air and roll them out into balls.
11. Place in baking pan and let them rise for another hour.
12. After that, roll out the topping into balls and flatten it on top of the dough. Brush with egg wash.
13 Bake in the preheated oven for 170C (325F) for 10 - 15 minutes.


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