Green Tea Polo Bun

I know this is another polo bun entry within days. But.. I just had to make it! Haha, i first saw it when i was in hongkong last month. Saw it in a bakery there! After i made polo buns that day, i realised that i’d make the ones i saw in hongkong.

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Green Tea Polo Buns

Bread
200g bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
20g sugar
4g yeast
100g warm water
20g egg
20g butter

Topping Dough
40g butter
40g sugar
40g egg
1/2 teaspoon green tea powder
120g cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


I used the starter dough method this time. Also known as the sponge. Because i noticed a better texture if you do this. Mix all the bread’s ingredients together and knead unless you’re using the starter dough method. For the starter dough method..

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Starter Dough

Add half the warm water and yeast and mix until yeast is dissolved. Then add in half of the bread flour. Leave for 45 mins. This is quite a heavy and tight starter dough. Didn’t have high hopes that it’ll rise at all!

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Starter dough after an hour of proofing

But it did really make a difference. Much softer after proofing. Next add the rest of the bread ingredients in and knead.

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Adding the rest of the ingredients to make your bread

You should get a elastic and smooth dough like this! Transfer into a well greased bowl and cover with a moist towel or plastic wrap. Leave to proof for one hour. During this time.. Make the topping dough.

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Butter + Sugar

Cream the butter and sugar well together.

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Matcha! ❤

Then mix in the rest of the ingredients.

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Green tea topping (:

You will end up with a really fragrant green tea dough 😉 I am a HUGE fan of matcha btw. I love EVERYTHING matcha 😛 I added more matcha than the recipe called for! Heehee.

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Final proofed bread dough! Love how smooth it is!

After one hour your dough magically proofs twice the size! This is why i love making breads. So amazing to watch them grow. Hahahaha!

Similar to that of the normal polo buns..

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Rolling them in sugar

Flatten the topping and wrap over the bun, leaving the bottom uncovered. The only thing different about these is that you cover it with granulated sugar!

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I think the colour makes it really appetizing 😛

Score them as usual.. and bake at 180C for 12 mins!

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Enjoy 😉

Tahdah! Matcha Polo Buns.

I love polo buns. I love matcha. So whats not to love about this?! Heheh. Have fun baking these y’all!

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