Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mexican Coffee Bun ( Rotiboy)

Mexican Coffee Bun (Rotiboy)
Adapted from Steven’s Kitchen

4 cups Bread flour
75g brown sugar
1tsp salt
2tsp instant yeast
1 egg ( lightly beaten)
270 ml whole milk
60g softened butter

For the butter filling:
16 small pats of room temperature butter ( size of a small ice cube)

For Coffee Topping
160g icing sugar
200g softened butter
3 eggs ( lightly beaten)
2 Tbsp instant coffee dissolve with a little water ( I’ve used espresso)
200g self raising flour

Directions :

1)      Combine flour, brown sugar & salt in mixer with a hook pedal . Mix for few minutes & gradually add in milk & egg .  Mix it up till dough for about 8 minutes . The dough should be soft & elastic texture .
2)      Mix in butter for about 5 mins till well combined with soft &  quite wet texture . On a floured surface , divide dough into 16 portions & shape them into balls . Place them on a baking tray & set aside for 10 mins . 

3)      Flatten a ball of dough with  palm of  your hand & add a piece of butter in the center of the dough . Gather the edge & pinch to seal . Make sure that it’s well seal or the filling will leak out during baking . Pat into  shape place on a greased baking tray . Repeat the remaining portion of dough . Prove for 45 min in a warm place . 

4)      For coffee topping : Mix butter & sugar with a flat pedal for 5 min till  soft & smooth .  Add in eggs in 3 times with instant coffee & mix well .  Gradually add in flour & beat till smooth , creamy texture.
5)      Once bread dough rested for 45 min , add topping on top of dough using piping bag in a circular fashion .  Bake for about 15 mins till golden brown in 180°C preheated oven .

Submitting this post to AlphaBakes challenge hosted by Ros @ Baking Addict of The More Than Occasional Baker & co-hosting with Caroline of Caroline Makes . This month's random letter is 'R' 


  1. I've never, ever heard of Mexican Coffee Buns, Kit. However, there is no doubt in my mind that I would LOVE them. I can almost smell the aroma from here!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for introducing me to something new!

  2. Oh boy, I am imagining the great aroma smell of tjis coffee bun. Loves this very much

  3. Kit, wow you make your own Rotiboy buns! At one time it was a craze over here. Everybody talk about Rotiboy. They are still around and everytime I walk past I smell the nice buttery coffee aroma. Very nice to eat fresh from the oven!

  4. Hi Kit,
    Lovely buns! Rotiboy buns are THE buns to buy, many years ago! It was so popular that people are willing to queue up just these! The aroma of the buns are simply wonderful! And especially good when freshly out of the oven!
    This is one of my childrens' favourite buns!

  5. Wow! These buns sound great and look delicious.

  6. I love these Mexican buns, esp. the topping.

  7. This is an all time favourite of mine! I have never attempted to bake it before. It looks so good.

  8. Kit, I can smell it from here that's why jump in to have a better look:D My absolute favorite buns! Looks wonderful!

  9. Kit , Your font's too light ! I can't read the recipe ! Anyway , I've got a recipe of Mexico buns here , planning to make it sometime :P :D Love , love your buns , really yummy and beautifully-baked as well !

  10. Hello kit,
    nice blog you have here..
    roti boy ever baked dulu, tapi pecah so I've got to put them in papercups in order not to mess up my oven..heheh..

  11. Never heard of these - they look so beautiful!

  12. Never heard or had these before, but they sound awesome! Feel free to stop by my link party and share some of your fantastic recipes :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  13. Kit, great that you can make you own RotiBoy!!! I love the wonderful coffee aroma of these buns, well done:)

  14. Gosh these sound so interesting Kit. they look really good too. I was looking to see a difference in texture between bread and cake, but it looks fairly seamless - fascinating.

  15. Hi Kit, your Mexican bun look awesome and very well baked. I love this bun, my all time favorite but make my own lah cos buy from rotiboy quite expensive.

    Bread improver is to increase volume, so you can omit that. But if you can get Lecithin granules, can use this to replace the bread improver. Add the lecithin granules to the liquid, mix well and add to your flour and knead as usual or throw everything into your bread maker.

    Every 500gm bread flour, add 1 to 2 tsp lecithin granules. This help to increase volume in your bread and the bread is soft and moist. You experiment and play around with it, you'll get a very nice texture. If can get citric acid, throw in one pinch to the flour, you will get nice crumb. Both the ingredients are natural dough conditioners.

    Happy baking. Have a nice weekend. With hugs and lots of love to you.

    1. Hi Amelia, Thanks for the tips will try to get Lecithin granules & make this delicious bun again ; Really appreciate it & glad to learn something new . Have a lovely weekend , dear! Hugs = )

  16. Your Roti Boy sound very good, nice to have it over a cup of coffee!

  17. oh kit, when you come back to malaysia, you go and get the smells...haha! it was so popular when rotiboy started...and even now each time when i pass by the outlet, i still couldnt resist not buying them!

  18. I love rotiboy!! It smells amazing and tastes really good too! My brother made some and they turned out great. Yours look delicious! Thanks for entering AlphaBakes - I'm pretty sure no one else will enter the same thing :)

  19. Hi Kit,
    Me too, me too! I can smell the aroma of buttery coffee from here :p
    This is my kids' favorite.
    Yours are nicely baked. Indeed this is great with cappucino!