August 24, 2011


Garlic bun has never fail to make me crave for more , simply delicious and yummy . Simplicity kind of describe the bun. I have always wanted to make bun at home . This time around , I have decided to try my luck.... The results, fluffy soft garlic bun .... Smells yummy ..

Thanks to Happyhomebaking which really gives me the inspiration to explore into baking .


150g   Bread Flour
50g     Cake Flour
15g     Castor Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
130g    Warm Milk
15g      Unsalted Butter ( Omit the salt if u using Salted Butter )

30g   Butter , soften to room temperature
2       Cloves garlic ( finely chopped )
1 tsp  Dried Parsely ( Optional )


  • Preheat oven at 180C . 
  • Place bread flour, cake flour , instant yeast , castor sugar and salt into the mixing bowl of the mixer 
  • Attach a dough hook to the mixer and on low speed add in warm milk to form a dough . Run the mixer on 3rd speed for 5 minutes or until the dough no longer stick to the mixing bowl . 
  • Add in 15g of butter and knead by hand . You can use a scrapper to help with the kneading as this might be a messy job . Continue kneading by hand for another till all butter absorb into the dough. 
  • Place dough on a lightly flour surface and give the dough a good kneading to release the gluten . Continue kneading for another 7-8 minutes until the dough appear to be smooth and elastic. 
  • Place the dough in the mixing bowl and cover it with cling wrap . Leave it to rise till double in volume . [ approximately 1 hour depending on the temperature ]
  • Remove the dough and press out the trapped air while giving the dough a few light kneading on a lightly floured surface . Divide dough into 6 equal portion . Cover the dough with cling wrap and let it rest for 15 minutes. 
  • Flatten each dough into round shape and roll up swiss roll style. Pinch the seams in shape. Roll the dough into a long oval shape . 
  • Place dough with seams side down on a lined baking tray. Loosely cover with a damn cloth or cling wrap and let it proof for 30 minutes
  • Brush each dough with egg wash . Make a slit on each dough with a sharp knife and pipe the garlic filling on each slit.
  • Bake at preheated oven at 180C for 12-15 minutes . Remove from oven and let it cool on wire rack .
To prepare filling 
  • Mix butter chopped garlic and dried parsely to form a paste .

I do not have a bread machine so I have change the original method from using a bread machine to a mixer . 
Enjoy this delicious fluffy feather light garlic bun with a steaming hot cup of coffee !!!!!

Recipe adapted from HappyHomeBaking   


  1. Garlic buns! Mhh. Frankly, I have never seen garlic buns before, yet I know (and love) garlic bread but actually, garlic buns make way more sense, don't they? They look lovely and make me want to heat up my grill at 2 in the morning ;)


  2. Hi Tobias ,thanx for dropping by . Yeah , guess garlic buns kind of make more sense. lol. in a way. Guess what, I baked this at 2.00 am in the morning too . lol.... Was so eager to try it out at that time.... Its really worth the effort though ..