A pineapple bun is a kind of sweet bun predominantly popular in Hong Kong and also common in Chinatowns worldwide. The bun is soft and slightly sweet and it’s topped with a golden crunchy, crumbly crust.
- PREP:2 hours 30 minutes
- COOK:12 minutes
- TOTAL:2 hours 42 minutes
INGREDIENTS of Pineapple Buns (Bolo Bao)
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ cup dry milk powder
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup superfine sugar
- ¼ cup vegetable shortening
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
How to Make Pineapple Buns (Bolo Bao)
put the heavy cream, milk, egg, sugar, cake flour, bread flour, yeast, and salt in the mixer. Let it go for 15 minutes.
Cover the dough with a cotton cloth and place in a warm spot for 1 hour.
Now put the dough back in the mixer and stir for another 5 minutes.
Dump the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into equal pieces.
Cover the buns with cotton cloth for raising for 1 hour.
Now Add the dry milk powder to a mixing bowl.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and superfine sugar. Stir to combine.
Add the shortening, milk, egg yolk, and vanilla.Make a dough.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and rest for sometime.
Now preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Separate the topping dough into equal pieces and roll them into balls.
Brush with egg yolk and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Now Pineapple Buns are ready to serve.