Crispy Crust Pineapple Buns: A Simple Recipe To Bake A Buttery Pastry At Home

Hello, foodies! A visit to a Hong Kong-style restaurant and you can’t miss out on the classic pineapple buns. Crispy crust on the outside and fluffy on the inside, it always tastes better with a generous spread of butter. While there are many places that offer this buttery delicacy, nothing beats a freshly baked one! So if you’re indeed looking for a simple recipe to bake Pineapple Bun, this is the one for you.

Bake This Buttery Crispy Crust Pineapple Buns At Home

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When it comes to Hong Kong-style pastries, the first thing that pops up in mind is either Egg Tarts or Pineapple Buns. Be it at a Dim Sum spot or a Cha Chaan Teng, these two pastries are always top on the list. While Egg Tarts are more often associated with tea time, Pineapple Buns are great during any time of the day! Without further ado, shall we take a lot at the ingredients you need?

Ingredients (A) – Dough

  • 250g bread flour
  • 35g sugar
  • 3g yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 110g milk
  • 20g butter
  • 1g salt

Ingredients (B) – Crust

  • 65g cake flour
  • 30g milk powder
  • 50g butter
  • 35g sugar
  • 15g beaten eggs

Step 1: Begin by softening the butter to room temperature and warm the milk.

Step 2: In a bowl, add in bread flour, sugar, yeast, salt, egg and warm milk from Ingredient A. Stir to combine and knead to form a dough.

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Step 3: Add softened butter to the dough and continue to knead until smooth. Set aside and let it rise until the dough is 2 times bigger.

Step 4: Meanwhile, prepare the crust by mixing together softened butter and sugar. Add in eggs, cake flour and milk powder. Stir together until the dough is not sticky and store in the fridge for 10 minutes.

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Step 5: After rising the dough, cut into small pieces and set aside.

Step 6: Remove the crust from the fridge and cut it into small pieces that are similar to the dough.

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Step 7: Place the crust on a non-stick surface and cover with a layer of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to flatten the crust. Then, place the flatten crust on top of the dough.

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Step 8: Place the buns on a lined baking pan and rise until they are 2 times bigger. Then, brush with egg wash and place it into the oven to bake at 180°C for 20 minutes.

Nothing Beats A Fresh Pastry Out From The Oven

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Using simple ingredients that you probably already have at home, this is a simple recipe to make classic Pineapple Buns. While it may seem to take a long time, you’ll be glad to know that most of the work revolves around waiting patiently for the dough to rise. Anyways, we hope you can give this a try! If you do, don’t forget to let us know how you went with it.

This recipe is from 269904865 (RED) and photos from yrh900 (RED)

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