Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Yam is one of my favourite ingredient for cooking and baking. I like the soft and cottony texture and it tastes good either sweet or savoury. Has a unique aroma.
These baked buns are soft, light and fluffy.  They stay soft  even by the third day.  Moreover, the filling is easy to prepare.
Recipe adapted from my selected cookbook for Cookbook Countdown Event #5 -Yum Yum Magazine No. 48 [modified]

Ingredients for Filling
300 gm yam
100 gm sugar
50 ml thick coconut milk [you can use dairy whipping cream]
a pinch of salt
  1. Steam yam until soft.  Mash it into a paste while still hot.  Transfer to a non-stick wok, add in sugar, coconut cream and a pinch of salt.  Stir over low heat until dry but still moist.  When the paste leaves the side of wok clean, it is ready.  Dish up and leave to cool before use.

Ingredients For Dough
[makes 20 buns]
500 gm bread flour [high protein flour]
15 gm instant dry yeast[I used 4 tsp]
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp milk powder
50 gm castor sugar
1 egg [set aside 1 tbsp for glazing]
200 ml water or more [depending on size of egg]
2 tbsp butter
some toasted black and white sesame seeds
  1. Line small tart tins with paper cases.
  2. Put all dough ingredients [except butter] into a mixing bowl, beat at medium speed until a rough dough is form.  Add in butter and continue to knead until soft, smooth and elastic.  Shape into a round ball, cover to rest for 20 minutes or double in size.
  3. Punch down and divide into 20 equal portions.  Shape each into round, flatten and wrap filling.  Seal the edges well and roll into round.  Place on paper cases.
  4. Leave to proof for 40-50 minutes or double in size.
  5. Brush with egg glaze and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  6. Baked in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove to cool or serve warm.

This post is linked to Cookbook Countdown #5 hosted by
Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray


Veronica said...

These yam buns look like a winner! Very soft and fluffy indeed. I am sure all the yam lovers out there will love your buns. I love yam too! Thanks for sharing.

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, I was very happy to discover that these yam buns stay soft and moist even on the third day. Moreover, the filling isn't too sweet. Easy and good recipe to use for baked buns.

PH said...

Lovely buns, Kimmy. I love yam but hardly every cook with it. I must try these buns since they stay soft.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, these home baked buns are much better than store bought and nit difficult to make. You have to try this and also the pumpkin buns.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Lovely buns! I love yam too, in anything! Your buns looks very soft and delicious! With a mug of hot coffee or tea, makes the perfect tea-time treat!

Anonymous said...

Hello Kimmy, can I use the yam filling for steamed buns?

Kimmy said...

Hi Anonymous, yes, you can but usually for steamed buns, the texture of filling is softer. It is still alright as the buns will be steamed before eating.

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