Recipe adapted from 飞雪无霜

Ingredients (makes a 450g loaf)

1 egg yolk
10g sugar
15g bread flour
65g milk

250g bread flour
30g sugar
2g salt
4g instant dry yeast
15g milk powder
100g water
25g butter, softened


IMG_6159– first prepare custard by mixing all ingredients, and heating over low heat in a saucepan. stir constantly till mixture becomes thick. remove from heat, cover with cling wrap (directly over custard) and allow to cool for an hour
– mix all dough ingredients together with custard (except butter) and knead till you get a soft dough
– incorporate butter and knead till dough is soft and silky
– allow to proof till double in size
– punch dough down and divide into 3 equal portions. allow dough to rest for 15 mins
– roll a portion of dough out and roll it up swiss roll style. repeat the same process for the rest of the 2 portions and place in a greased loaf pan
– allow to rise for the second time till it fills up 90% of the pan and brush the top with egg wash
– bake for 35 mins in preheated oven of 180 degrees C, tenting bread once the top begins to brown

Personal notes:

IMG_6163– i made a 340g loaf, and made 4 individual buns (@43g)
– little animals expressions are painted with melted chocolate just before baking
– buns were baked (un-tented) for 14 mins


IMG_6161extremely soft bread… this is a keeper ٩꒰ಂ❛ ▿❛ಂ꒱۶♡

Pollution index: 38 (excellent)


(24) Comments

  • Qi Qi in the house (March 12, 2014)


  • 0620 (March 12, 2014)

    用来做摆设, 又忍不住那个面包香
    很难两全齐美 ><""

  • Mel (March 12, 2014)

    These little buns I bet they are not only sooooo cute but also yummy too. They are so presentable in that boxes. It is tea break now….wish I can munch this cute buns.

  • 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 (March 12, 2014)


  • Tze (March 12, 2014)

    阿哟!!这么可爱的面包我不忍心咬下去 🙂

  • Chris (March 12, 2014)

    So lovely custard bread. I dont mind having this for breakfast tomorrow.

  • Jessie Ng (March 12, 2014)

    I know I know I always said that your bake products are cute-looking but it\’s so true, what to do. I like the one, with eyes closed in particular.

  • Sally (March 12, 2014)


  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (March 12, 2014)

    Oh Super fluffy!!!! I Love soft and fluffy buns , must bookmark this recipe. thanks for sharing Victoria, muack muack 🙂

  • May Law (March 12, 2014)

    可爱的猫儿, 我要我要。。带它回家!

  • 婉婉下午茶 (March 12, 2014)


  • Ann Low (March 12, 2014)

    So kawaii! I want to bring one home too 😀

  • Cheryl - Bakingtaitai (March 12, 2014)

    Love your cutie buns and thanks for the tip to draw with melted chocolate before baking. 🙂
    How does this recipe compare to the $5k one? Which is nicer in your opinion?

    • Victoria Bakes (March 13, 2014)

      Hahaha Cheryl tai tai, I\’m trapped… Ok 5k is still by far the winner. This is good when u want a direct method bread 🙂

      • Cheryl - Bakingtaitai (March 14, 2014)

        Thanks, I suppose this recipe should be easier to handle than the 5k one. My kids really love your cutie buns in the box!

  • Cass (March 12, 2014)

    好卡瓦伊呐,看了就不忍心吃哦 :)

  • Zoe (March 13, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,

    You are always so good making all your bakes looking so cute! I think you have very steady hands to do all your food drawing… You should be a surgeon :p Or are you???


    • Victoria Bakes (March 13, 2014)

      Hahaha…Zoe, you were spot on about a surgeon… I wanted to be one when I was young but was the first to throw up when we dissected a goat\’s heart during biology… Of course I failed 🙂

  • Baby Sumo (March 16, 2014)

    Meow… so cute! I think if u open a bakery in KL my kids would be your regular customers.

  • Natalie G (April 26, 2014)

    Hi Victoria…greetings from Houston, TX!
    Thanks for all the inspirations, you are awesome! 🙂
    I have a question, when you paint the melted chocolate on those cute animal buns, do you do that before or after the eggwash?
    Thanks so much..

    • Victoria Bakes (April 26, 2014)

      hello Natalie, thanks for your note. Paint the expressions after the egg wash but you need to ensure your bread is not very wet for otherwise the chocolate will slip off. So the egg wash should ideally be a very thin film, then use your hand to fan it briefly. Melted chocolate consistency should not be too liquid or you will not be able to hold the drawing. It\’s a bit like melted chocolate that have been allowed to sit out to cool for a while. Try piping on some paper or sample dough before piping on your buns. Have fun 🙂

  • Evonne (June 26, 2014)

    I love your blog and I wanted to do this recipe but I dont know where to find the boxes you used for this recipe. Can you please tell me where I can get some?

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