Pandan buns with coconut filling

Pandan Buns with coconut fillings

240g bread flour
60g plain flour
80g old dough
4g instant yeast
35g castor sugar
3g salt
1 medium size egg
60g pandan juice
60g fresh milk
40g unsalted butter

Coconut fillings :
Buy a packet of fresh grated coconut and fry it with some water and some pandan leaves until moist then add liquid gula melaka (quantity according to your desired sweetness).  It’s easier to melt your gula melaka first before adding. Once fully mixed, add some corn starch slurry to thicken. Dish out and allow to cool.


1. Tear the old dough into the mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients except butter and knead until a smooth dough forms. Add butter and continue to knead to window pane.

2. Allow to proof until doubled before dividing into 12 portions. Flatten each piece and add coconut filling in the center. Seal completely and place on baking tray.

3. Allow to proof another time until doubled.

4. Brush with egg wash and bake for 18-20 minutes at 180C on lowest rack until golden brown. Turn the tray halfway through baking to achieve even browning.

5. Remove from oven and let it cool on rack.

Old dough:

Mix 100g bread flour with 1/16 tsp of instant yeast and 70g cold water into a dough. Place in a covered container and let it ferment for 4 hours at room temperature. Gently degas it and divide into required portions. Wrap balance with cling film and freeze it if not using within 48 hours. When you need it, just thaw before use.




  1. Hi , Thanks for sharing your recipe . would definitely try it and have also joined your facebook group 🙂

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  2. Monika said

    What is and old dough?


    • jeannietay said

      Recipe already provided in the post above. Basically it’s a dough that you prepare ahead and leave it overnight before use.


  3. May I know what do you mean by “Old Dough”??


    • jeannietay said

      Please follow the recipe provide for the old dough. Means you mix the dough and divide it and freeze. take a portion out to thaw before use.


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