Coffee Buns


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Coffee buns

(about 16 buns)

500g bread flour
40g sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp active dry yeast
180g warm water
2 eggs
70g butter (room temperature)

Coffee topping:
70g butter (room temperature)
80g confectioner’s sugar
1 tbs espresso powder + 1 tbs water
1 egg
70g all-purpose flour

To make the dough:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine bread flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add the liquid mixture of yeast, water, and eggs into the dry ingredients in (1).
  3. Knead for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add soften butter.
  5. Continue to knead until a smooth elastic dough ball is formed.
  6. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let it rest for about an hour until double in size.
  7. Divide into 16 balls, about 50-55g each.
  8. Place the balls on 2 lined baking trays, cover by plastic wrap, and let it rest until double (about 30 minutes).
  9. Preheat oven to 355F (convection option if desirable).

Meanwhile, make the coffee topping:

  1. Use a handheld mixer to beat butter and sugar in medium speed until pale in color.
  2. Add the espresso mixture
  3. Add 1 egg.
  4. Beat for a few seconds just to combine.
  5. Turn speed to low, add flour and continue to mix to get a smooth mixture.
  6. Spoon the coffee mixture into a pastry bag and snip off the corner.
  7. Pipe topping on dough balls.
  8. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.