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Roti Manis

sweet buns


  • 500 g bread flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g butter/margarine
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp milk powder either skim or full cream is fine
  • 1/2 tsp bread improver optional, available at bakeries or online
  • 4 yolks

Proof Yeast

  • 200 ml lukewarm water
  • 11 g instant yeast 1 envelope


  • 100 ml milk


  • chestnut puree
  • cheddar cheese


  • Mix dry ingredients, make a well in center, add in yolks and pour in yeast mixture, stir either with spatula or hands.
  • Add in margarine, knead. While kneading, add milk a little at a time, only as much as needed.
  • Cover with cling wrap and let stand for an hour until doubled in size.
  • Divide dough into balls and start shaping and filling. While working on a dough, cover the rest so they aren't dry.
  • Once all shaped and filled, let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Brush breads with an extra yolk diluted in a little milk
  • Preheat oven to 200 C and bake breads for 8-10 minutes