Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Purple Sweet Potato Red Bean Buns 紫薯红豆面包

Today just wanted to bake some bread for tomorrow breakfast. Since i have homemade red bean paste and mashed purple sweet potato which leftover from making purple sweet potato sushi the other day.So just came out with this new recipe.

Still using the same recipe from earlier purple sweet potato hot cross buns , just fill in with red bean paste this time.

This time i gotten not so good quality of purple sweet potato, so i can't get sharp purple colour ..Nevertheless this bun is soft and love the less sweet homemade red bean paste.

Purple Sweet Potato Red Bean Buns 紫薯红豆面包
*makes 10 buns

For the bread
75g mashed purple sweet potato
250g High protein flour or bread flour
30g caster sugar
25g sweetened condensed full cream milk
1tsp instant yeast
120g milk
1/4tsp fine salt
25 unsalted butter

For filling and topping
200g red bean paste ( I used homemade )
10 almond nuts
More bread flour for sprinkle


  1. Mix all bread ingredients in a mixing bowl except butter, mix till smooth.
  2. Add in butter, knead till elastic and shining dough. Set aside to rise for 1hr.
  3. Equally divide into 10 portions, roll into round ball, rest for 15mins. Divide red bean paste into portions, roll in round ball.
  4. Flatten the dough, place a red bean ball, wrap the dough and shape it round. Slightly flatten the dough, then use a sharp knife to make a 6 cuts on the sides. Press one almond at the centre, then place dough on the lined baking tray, set aside to rise about 45mins.
  5. Dust dough with flour, bake at pre-heated oven 180C for 15mins.

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


  1. At first I thought it's icing sugar being sprinkled on the buns. It looks good and healthy to have home made fillings..

  2. So much better than those in bakery shops! Look so nice n neat. Of course I love it.

  3. Lovely buns. Especially loved the homemade red bean paste.

  4. Sonia, your bread is always shaped till so pretty!

  5. Love the shape so much !!!! Good job Sonia sifu ;)

  6. Hello, do you have the red bean paste recipe as well? Gonna try out your recipe soon.

  7. Andre, yes I have , recipe is here-

  8. If I do not have condensed milk, may I omit this or replace with fresh milk?


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