Recipe by LIANG
"These cocktail buns are like the ones you get at Chinese bakeries. They are filled with a creamy coconut filling. Yum!"
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active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour, or more if needed
nonfat dry milk powder
finely grated fresh coconut
sesame seeds, for garnish
Delicious. I have made them yesterday. We all loved them. The only change I made, substituted dry milk powder with vanilla instant puding mix, and since I think there is no need for aditional 1/2 cup of flour in the filling, I added 1/2 cup milk. Next time will add a little bit more for a more creamy consistency. Will certanly make again. Thank You.
Awesome! My whole family loved these. I used the KitchenAid mixer with dough hook to mix and knead and it was very easy. The coconut filling was so tasty and my kids and I had fun learning how to work with a fresh coconut - btw one coconut yeilds enough coconut to double this recipe. When I mixed the filling it was very crumbly rather than creamy so I added a tiny bit of milk to cream it up. Note that the filling does not end up gooey like an eclair - it's drier - and oh so good!
Wow!it was so easy to make.I followed exactly the instruction but for the dough,I added 2 tsps. of wheat gluten and for the filling,instead of using all purpose flour,I used corn starch.The buns turned out very soft.Yummy! Thank you,Liang,for sharing this.I would like to give this recipe a 6 stars!
Just made them and extremely impressed with how they turned out! Taste exactly how the Chinese bakeries make 'em! Instead of making them oblong shape, I made them round and put black sesame instead. Also, I followed the other reviewer and used milk and vanilla pudding instead of the dry milk (great substitute!)
Wonderful dough for any sweet thing. I made these buns and cinnamon rolls with the same dough. It also freezes beautifully. After I put it back in the fridge to use the next day, I didn't get to it for a few days AND it still rose and baked BEAUTIFUL cinnamon rolls.
BUT... There is only one thing that's missing and that's salt. It is a bit bland without adding salt. Maybe it was accidentally forgotten in the original recipe.
The bun came out just perfect. Everyone liked the filling. Will try red bean paste filling next time!
I just made these today and they turned out delicious, just like the bakery (see pic I added)! My husband was even impressed. I used dry whole milk instead of non-fat and it tasted great. Next time I will try and use different fillings, like custard or milk-n-raisin. This recipe is a keeper! The dough recipe itself is just like the Hawaiian sweet rolls. Great recipe, thanks Liang!!
This is a revision of my original review... torn now between 3 and 4 star (original was 4 star), but will give 4 star for benefit of the doubt. The buns were hard after sitting for several hours. This time though the dough did not deflate when I put on the egg wash. Anyone else have problems with the filling? Mine comes out still all crumbly and flaky. The recipe shows says makes 32 buns, but the recipe says it makes 16? I made 16, and I think there was so much of the filling that there was at least 1/4 cup of filling (if not more) in each, and still had a little left over. This was my 2nd attempt at this recipe. Although I gave it 4 star (for benefit of the doubt), I don't know if I would make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chinese Cocktail Buns
Serving Size: 1/32 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 32
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 40
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