Polo Bun

Recently somehow, I keep baking bread! Hahaha. I find bread very fun yet tiring to make. All the proofing takes up a lot of time. Well today I made Polo Buns! It’s one of my favourite breads of all.


We’ll have to make the dough first.


The heavy and sticky dough. Flour your hands! It's much easier.

Knead all the bread ingredients together with the hook attachment until well incorporated. Make sure to add warm water so that the yeast will act better! The dough is a little sticky. Grease a bowl well and transfer the dough over. Cover with cling wrap or a damp towel and place it in a warm place to proof for an hour.


The buns do look quite small at first, but no worries! Wait till you see your end product.

After proofing, transfer the dough onto a floured surface. Punch out the air and cut the dough up into 8 pieces.


Leave the buns to rest while you make your topping.

300g bread flour
2 tablespoons milk powder
1/2 tsp salt
60g sugar
2 tablespoons beaten egg
2 teaspoons yeast
140g water
30g butter

While the buns rest.. make your topping!


Rolled up buns and toppings

Cream the butter with your paddle attachment then add your confectionary sugar and salt. After creaming them together, gradually add your beaten eggs until well incorporated. Then fold in your flour. Roll your topping into a log, wrap in cling film and leave it in the refrigerator to firm up.

When firm, remove from refrigerator and divide into eight.


One more left to cover!

The topping will be easier to work with when its cold. So i suggest you work with the topping and the bun one by one.


Flatten the topping and work it around

Work the topping around the bun and cover the top.


Egg wash and score!

Use a pastry brush and brush on your egg wash. I used one part egg and one part water. Then score your Polo Buns. Leave them to proof for one more hour before popping it into the oven. Bake it at 180C for 15 mins.

100g plain flour
50g confectionary sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons beatern egg
60g butter


I love the colour here 🙂

Polo Bun fresh out of the oven and golden brown! 😉


The insides of the bun

Bread is soft and fluffy. This recipe is a must-try! 😀

I baked the Polo Buns for about 5 mins more on 200C because they didn’t turn golden brown for me! It depends on your oven i guess. And i should have made more and obvious scores on the buns. Because the marks didn’t turn out as obvious as i imagined it to be. So do take note if you’re going to try this recipe!

Any ideas what to bake next? 😉


4 thoughts on “Polo Bun

  1. hi. i am so tempted to make ur macaroons!!!! is it easy? how do u get the perfect round shape?

    thinking of what to bake nxt? how about EGG TARTS!

  2. hello elaine! haha please do try it out! its really fun.
    hmmm. honestly i think it does take some practice.
    i round a big round piping tip and pipe the shells.
    put your finger in a little water to tap it flat if its not!
    oh yay. egg tarts is an idea! will post up one on them soon k 😉
    have fun baking! do let me know how yours turn out!

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