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Milk and Sugar Mini Buns

These Milk and Sugar Mini Buns are soft and delicate bread bites that are generously sprinkled with milk powder and sugar to make heavenly treats.

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Milk and Sugar Mini Buns in a baking pan, dsted with a generous amount of milk powder and sugar.

I made sure that I don’t pull up youtube in the background as I type this post or else, I am never gonna finish. I will be watching videos of Nysnc and Backstreet Boys after every sentence and the post won’t be published at all.

But we are here, I made it to the last part of my writing without distraction and here, I present to you, Milk and Sugar Mini Buns.

I love minis! And I love milky stuff so these mini buns are such a joy.

A few pieces of the milk and sugar mini buns on a parchment paper.

They are generously sprinkled with a delightful mixture of milk powder and sugar before and after baking. The buns are soft, and because they are small, it is so addictive to pop one after another in my mouth.

Milk and Sugar Mini Buns: The Process

We will start by proofing the yeast in warm water. Let that sit for 5 minutes until the mixture is foamy. In another bowl, combine milk, egg, butter, sugar and salt. Stir in the yeast mixture.

Add 3 cups of all-purpose flour and stir well with a wooden spoon until it is combined with the rest of the mixture. Gradually sprinkle some of the remaining flour to the mixture, little by little, just until the dough gathers into a soft ball in the center of the bowl. You may not need all of the flour.

The kneaded dough of milk and sugar mini buns.

Turn it over onto a floured board and knead for 6-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly. Shape the dough into a ball.

Place the dough in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 and 1/2 hour or until the dough is doubled in size.

The risen dough of milk and sugar mini buns.

After rising, gently punch down the dough and using a knife, divide it into 50-55 portions. We need to make little balls that are 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter.

Shape each into a smooth ball. You will be able to make around 50 or more.

Arrange them close together in a greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover them loosely with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel (Actually, I always use a kitchen towel).

Let them rise once again for about an hour. They should be puffy and doubled in size.

Dusting the unbaked buns with milk powder and sugar mixture.

Once the buns have risen, preheat oven to 350 F. Brush the risen dough with egg wash. Combine milk powder and sugar together in a bowl. Mix them thoroughly. Using a mesh strainer, sprinkle half of this mixture all over the buns, distributing them evenly.

The milk powder I used here is whole milk powder. Brands like Nido, or Bear Brand, if you are in the Philippines, is great. There are also whole milk powder sold in bulk store, like Bulk Barn or baking stores.

Freshly baked milk and sugar mini buns.

Bake the mini buns for 17-22 minutes, or until they are golden. Cool them slightly, then sprinkle the remaining milk-sugar mix all over the buns again.

More mixture of milk powder and sugar is sprinkled over the buns.

Don’t worry if you think there is too much powder in there. These buns won’t come out too sweet or milky- just perfect.

And those powders will sit in eventually too if you are worried about a powdery mess. It is all good!

Milk and sugar mini buns on a baking tray, showing the inside crumbs.

And then, enjoy that heavenly sight of milk sitting on top of those soft mini buns. Sigh, sigh. I love that milky sweet goodness!

 

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A few pieces of the milk and sugar mini buns on a parchment paper.

Milk and Sugar Mini Buns

These milk and sugar mini buns are delightful bread bites dusted with powdered milk and sugar. They are soft, heavenly and sweet! 
4.50 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: milky buns, sugar buns
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
rise times for the dough: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 164kcal
Author: sanna

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup warm water 110-115 F
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 and 1/4 to 3 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg for the egg wash

For the Milk-Sugar Mixture

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk powder

Instructions

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl. Let this stand for about 5 minutes or until foamy. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, egg, sugar and salt. Stir well. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add 3 cups of flour and incorporate it into the mixture. Gradually add little by little of the remaining flour just until the dough gathers together into a ball as you stir. You may not need all of the remaining flour.
  • Turn the dough over on a floured board and knead for about 6-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly. Place it inside a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours until the size is doubled.
  • After rising, gently deflate the dough and use a sharp knife to divide it into 50-55 portions. The goal is to form 1 and 1/2 inches balls. Shape each portion into a smooth ball and arrange them on a greased 9x13 inch baking pan, close together. Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and let the buns rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine the milk powder and sugar in a bowl and stir well.  Beat one egg and brush it on the surface of the buns. Sprinkle 1/2 of the milk-sugar mixture all over the risen buns. Bake at 350 F for 17-20 minutes or until the buns are golden.
  • Allow the buns to cool slightly and sprinkle the remaining milk-sugar mixture over the buns.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Milk and Sugar Mini Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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34 Comments

  1. I want to try and make this recipe because it sounds amazing!! Im not familiar with powdered milks, so I wanted to ask what brand of milk powder you use or where’s the best place to get it from?

    1. Hi Diara. Depending where you are from, Walmart carries a milk powder with the brand Trensite. Baking stores also carry milk powder generics and branded too. I hope you love this!

  2. Hello I have been dying to try these for the last year! today is the day! finally!!!
    Quick question is the sugar you sprinkle on powdered sugar or just regular granulated sugar?
    thank you!

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