Recipe of Quick Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian)
by Verna Waters
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Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian) Recipe by Pinkblanket's Homemades - Cookpad Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian) Softest bun with buttery crust topping & sweet salty filling, famous in Malaysia & Singapore. Keeping this favourite rec. more Mexican Coffee Bun is a bun stuffed with butter and has a very crispy coffee pastry topping. It is made popular by this Malaysian bakery called Rotiboy and now this bun is commonly known as "Rotiboy" in Malaysia and throughout Asia. This coffee bun is also a very popular snack in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and even Korea.
Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian) is one of the most favored of current trending meals on earth. It is enjoyed by millions daily. It’s simple, it’s quick, it tastes delicious. They’re fine and they look fantastic. Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian) is something which I’ve loved my entire life.
To begin with this particular recipe, we have to prepare a few ingredients. You can have roti boy or mexican bun (uniquely malaysian) using 25 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.
The ingredients needed to make Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian):
Take A. Tangzhong
Prepare 20 g flour or cake flour
Make ready 100 ml water
Make ready B. The Topping
Get 1 tbsp coffee essence (or 1 1/2 tsp coffee + 1 tbsp hot water)
Take 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Prepare 1 egg - lightly beaten
Make ready 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
Make ready 50 g unsalted butter
Prepare 50 g icing sugar
Prepare 70 g flour
Get C. Filling (1)
Take Cubed salted butter
Get D. Filling (2)
Take 200 g salted butter
Prepare 30 g sugar
Make ready Pinch salt
Prepare E. The Bun
Make ready 200 ml milk - scalded & keep lightly warm
Make ready 1 egg - lightly beaten
Prepare 1/2 tsp salt
Get 40 g sugar
Take 380 g flour / bread flour
Take 1 1/4 tsp INSTANT dried yeast
Make ready 40 g unsalted butter - softened
Soon, the popularity of this bun began to rise and many other bakeries started selling the bun. Heat Water on stove over high heat until hot (does not have to be boiling, just close to it). Turn heat down to low and add flour and stir till well combined. At the very least in Malaysia, the popularity of the buns made its signature bun known as "Rotiboy" rather than the conchas it was inspired from.
Steps to make Roti Boy or Mexican bun (Uniquely Malaysian):
A. Tangzhong - Mix flour and water in a small pot and whisk until there is no lump. Heat this mixture over low heat, keep stirring until it turns into a thick paste. Tangzhong is ready when the spoon used to stir leaves a visible trail all the way to the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and leave to cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap to keep it from drying before adding to the bread dough. This tanzhong can be prepared the night before or an hour before baking.
B. Topping - First, lightly beat egg. Keep aside. Then, add coffee essence (or use coffee that is dissolved in hot water). Add vanila extract. Stir to combine. Keep aside. Next, cream butter & sugar until pale & fluffy. Then add egg & coffee mixture & Stir until well mixed. Add ground cinnamon. Lastly, add flour & mix until you get a smooth paste. Transfer this mixture to a pastry bag fitted with round pastry tip. Refrigerate until ready to use.
C. Filling (1) - cube salted butter & keep in the fridge for later.
D. Filling (2) - Mix butter and sugar until well combined (but NOT CREAMY). Keep in the fridge. i use both fillings. I put cubed butter and half a teaspoon of this second filling.
E. The Bun - using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix all dry ingredients. Then add milk & egg, mix on speed 1 for 3 minutes. Then switch to dough hook. Use the dough hook to knead on medium speed for about 10mins. Add Tangzhong. Mix again. Then add butter and continue kneading until dough is stretchy. Note: this recipe uses INSTANT dried yeast that requires no proofing.
Note: it’s best not to over knead the dough. How do you know if your dough is ready? Do a windowpane test by pull off a golf - sized piece of dough. Flatten it lightly, hold it between both your thumbs & the first two fingers and gently spread the dough apart into a thin sheet; if the gluten is well-developed, the dough will stretch into a thin sheet without breaking.
Next, cover dough with a damp cloth (or greased cling film) & leave to proof for at least 45 to an hour or until dough doubles in size depending on the temperature in the house.
Divide & scale bun equally in size. Lightly Shape into round balls, rest for another 10mins. (Note: do not press dough hard when shaping into balls). Next, take one of the rolled balls, flatten and put in cubed butter and a tsp of sweet salty filling, then wrap it up neatly & shape/roll into round ball. Proof for at least 45mins to an hour or until buns are fluffy and double in size.
Note on proofing: Proofing or the rising of the dough is very much depending on the temperature in the house. During winter, i proof my dough in my preheated warm oven (not hot). Or i pour boiling water into wide deep tray and place it at the bottom of the oven and my dough on the middle rack. It works.
To assemble - Pipe topping (B) in spiral pattern onto buns right before baking. Note: Take topping out from refrigerator 5mins before using to avoid it getting too soft. Topping should be pipeable. Preheat oven. Bake at 160°C - 170°C (depending on your oven) for 15mins or until topping nicely brown (lightly brown). Serve warm.
Note : Check out my other Roti Boy or Mexican Buns recipe that need no milk scalding but still resulting in soft buns.
Turn heat down to low and add flour and stir till well combined. At the very least in Malaysia, the popularity of the buns made its signature bun known as "Rotiboy" rather than the conchas it was inspired from. But in Singapore… it just didn't seem to work out and died quickly, with outlets disappearing as if it never existed in the first place. I used this wonderfully soft and fluffy bread recipe from Vinnie Baking Paradise for my Mexican Buns or better known as Roti Boy. Does anyone remember when the chains in Singapore closed?
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