Alex Figueroa

Pineapple Buns

I discovered these treats first in Hong Kong and during the pandemic thought it'd be fun to make them.

The main tweaks I make to this recipe after gathering feedback from family is that the bread should be sweeter since after the topping is gone, there isn't much sweetness left.


  • Pay attention to the technique in the video of first combining the sugar and butter for making the Topping.

Recipe (mainly taken from Kellys video)

  • Dough
    • 2.5 cups + 2 tbsp of Bread Flour (All Purpose works too)
    • 3 tbsp of Sugar (Usually tweak this to 3.5-4 tbsp)
    • 2 tbsp of Milk Powder
    • 1 tsp of Yeast (the type that does require activation)
    • 0.5 cups + 5 tbsp of Milk warmed to roughly 110 degrees Fahrenheit before putting yeast in
    • 1 Egg Yolk
    • 2.5 tbsp Butter (Melted)
    • 1 tsp of Salt
  • Topping
    • 2.5 tbsp of Butter (Room Temperature, Soft)
    • 0.25 cups of Sugar (Stays the same since it's sweet already)
    • 0.75 cups less 1 tbsp of Cake Flour
    • 1 Egg Yolk
    • 0.5 tsp of Baking Powder
    • 0.25 tsp of Baking Soda
    • 0.5 tsp of Vanilla Extract


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