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Hi everyone, here is my favorite recipe for sweet buns, it is very easy to make.

The dough doesn’t contain milk, but milk powder. Milk powder can’t be replaced with milk, but if you can’t get hold of it – try substituting half of the water with full fat milk.

If you like fluffy buns you’ll love these… I promise! 


If you want to make brioche from this dough – use these instructions as the brioche dough has to rest overnight.

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Sweet buns (basic recipe), makes 24:

  • 3 1/4 cup (400 g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons (35 g) powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) regular sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 oz. (50 g) fresh yeast
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) tepid water
  • 3 large eggs + 1 egg yolk (use the leftover egg white to brush the buns before baking)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (150 g) butter
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • egg white, for brushing
  • sugar nibs or pearl sugar, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).



Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the tepid water and add it to the flour mixture.

Stir in the egg and butter.


Use the dough hook attachment and mix for about 20 minutes, medium speed.


The dough may seem too sticky at first, but after 20 minutes it will be soft and smooth.


Leave to prove for about 45 minutes, room temperature.




Dust your work surface with some flour and tip out the dough.

Divide into pieces and roll into neat balls. I usually make 1 1/2 oz. (45 g) balls, if you weigh them you’ll have equally sized buns.


Place the buns on a lined baking tray. Brush them with the egg white and sprinkle with some sugar.

Bake for about 15 minutes, the baking time depends on your oven and the size of the buns.



Happy baking.

Hugs from me to you 🙂


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