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Homemade Milk Bun Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 10:20:00 PM

Homemade Milk bun is a soft and fluffy recipe which is very fun to make at home. This milk buns are very similar to the one which we buy at our local bakeries. I have made a sweet version of it (sweet milk bun),  you can reduce the amount of sugar and use it as a side for pav bhaji masala.  

Please click here to watch Bun Recipe in Tamil -Madras Samayal

Serving Size           : 4-5 people 

Resting Time         : 90 - 120 min + 30 min

Baking Time          : 20 - 25 minutes in Oven
                                : 18 - 22 minutes in Cooker
Quantity Ingredients for Milk Bun Recipe

To activate yeast 
1 tspYeast (3 gram)
1/2 cupwarm Milk (120ml)
1 tspSugar(4 gram)

For the dough
2 cup Maida / All purpose flour (250 gram)
2-3 tbsp Sugar
1/4 tspSalt
3 tbspButter @ room temp (45 gram)
1 Egg

Cooking Method

Step 1) Activate Yeast:
Activating yeast is a very important step in making bread. Add Sugar to luke warm milk (105 F - 110 F), (42 - 43 C ) then add yeast to it and mix it well and let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes.
Once the yeast is activated lets prepare the dough.

Step 2) Preparing the dough:
In a mixing bowl combine Maida, salt , butter (softened at room temperature) , yeast milk mixture, and Egg. Mix well to form a soft and a sticky dough. This dough will be very sticky compared to other dough preparation. If you are vegetarian the use 1 tbsp butter and 2 - 3 tbsp of milk instead of 1 egg. 
Once well mixed transfer the dough to work surface and knead for minimum 10 - 12 minutes. Stretch the dough and knead well with 2 hands.

Step 3) First Proofing:
Once after kneading transfer the dough to a greased bowl , also apply few drops of oil on the top to prevent drying. Keep it undisturbed for 1.30 to 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. Now after 1.30 hours (in my case 1.30 hours ) transfer the dough to work area and divide it into 9 equal portions. Spread the ball into sheet and roll it to form a smooth ball. 

Step 4) Second Proofing:
Keep in in a greased bread pan and cover it . Again proof for another 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.
Step 5) Baking:
Now preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C and bake it for 20 -25 minutes or until the outer layer become dark (golden brown) .It took exactly 22 minutes for me.
Once baked apply some melted butter on top and let it cool for sometime before taking it out of the pan.

Step 6) Baking in Cooker:
Preheat the cooker with a layer of salt and a wire stand to elevate the pan from touching to the salt for 15 heat on medium heat . Place the pan and immediately close the lid and bake for 18 -22 minutes on medium heat.  It took exactly 20 minutes for me.
Once baked apply some melted butter on top and let it cool for sometime before taking it out of the pan.

That's it our delicious homemade milk buns are ready to be enjoyed. Please do try this recipe at home and share it with your friends and family members.
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About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. I tried your dinner rolls on stovetop. Didn’t add the egg. It took longer to cook. It was little over done at the bottom. What could be wrong?

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  3. I tried the recipe without eggs by adding milk and butter. I kept the yeast to activate for 5-6 hours, I hope that could be the reason it smells awful, but friend said it is because the milk and extra that is added to the recipe . Please confirm how long does it requires to activate the yeast ?

    1. Steffi had clearly mentioned to activate jus for 10 mins

    2. If yeast u dead it won't raise properly.. don't use yeast when it exceeds more than 30hr

  4. Hi Steffi....tried Ur pav recipe first time,glad it turned out great...wud love to share pic with u

  5. Hi sis. I need a favour from u. Can I use High Protein Flour ( bread flour ) instead of maida. Please do reply TQ.

  6. Hiii.i prepared yeast in home not dry yeast.two days back I prepared n kept in fridge after 10 hours.for this pav how to use normal yeast

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