Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Roti Boy (Coffee Flavored bread with a melted brown sugar butter filling)

Okay.. This bread is originally from Malaysia where they just sell one type of bread! It's how good this is! You can smell the coffee aroma from far far away... It is best consumed when they just come out from the oven! Seriously! The melted butter on the inside and the crispy coffee flavored topping and the soft sweet bread are simply irresistible! I don't really drink coffee but I bet this bread is a soulmate of coffee!

There are 3 parts of making this bread. I know.. I know.. It seems like it's a lot of work! But I tell you that it is worth every bite!

This is the second time I made it and it came out better than the first time I made them.
The first part of this bread is making the yummy Filling:
  • 1 2/3 sticks of butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Here's how you make it:
1. Beat in butter in mixer on medium speed with paddle attachment for 3 min.
2. Blend in vanilla and brown sugar.
3. Spoon in mixture into bowl and refrigerate until firm.
4. Divide mixture one tbsp per portion and shape into a ball. Keep refrigerate until ready to use.

The second part is making the Topping:
  • 1 2/3 sticks of butter
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp coffee flavoring
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 2/3 all purpose flour, sifted

The steps:
1. Beat butter and icing sugar in mixer with paddle attachment on med speed for 5 min. until mixture is light and fluffy.
2. Gradually beat in eggs.
3. Mix in coffee flavoring.
4. Sift flour onto mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
5. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Now... The third part is the important part, which is the Bread:
  • 3 1/2 cups of bread flour
  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 270 ml milk

Here's how you make 'em:
1. Mix sifted flour, sugar, and salt in mixer with dough hook on low speed for 1 min.
2. Mix in yeast.
3. Combine egg and milk. (I always put the milk in the microwave for 1 min before I mix it in)
4. Mix on low speed for another min.
5. Mix on med speed for 8 min.
6. Mix in butter. Mix for 5 min. on med speed until soft, smooth, and elastic (but not sticky) dough forms.
7. Shape dough into a ball.
8. Divide the dough into 55gram portion (honestly I didn't even measure each portion... I just divide it into 12 portions).
9. Roll each portion into a ball. Cover them with plastic wrap for 10-15 min.

To shape the buns:
  • Flatten a ball of dough with the palm of your hand.
  • Place a ball of filling in the center of the dough.
  • Gather the edge and pinch to seal (Be SURE to seal WELL or the filling will LEAK out during proofing or baking! Yeah, the first time I made this, the filling leaked during the proofing and I couldn't save them so be sure you pinch it tight!)
  • Roll it onto a ball (The second time I made this bread, I put the side that I pinch on top)
10. Place each bun about 3 inches apart on greased baking trays.
11. Proof for 45 min. in a warm place
12. Pipe the topping on top of the buns in a spiral.
13. Bake in preheated oven at 390F for 12-15 min. or until buns are slightly brown and smell delicious!!!

Yes, it requires quite some time to make this bread but if you have a SPARE time at home, pleaseee do give it a try! It is mouthwatering delicious!
For variations, you can only make the sweet dough and you can fill 'em with anything you want really! I put banana and nutella inside! Yummmm! Or you can try ham and cheese or you can make a "hotdog" style bread by putting sausage, ketchup, and mustard. I think I'm gonna try that next time.

Enjoy baking at home and sharing with people you love...


  1. It looks yummyyy.....but it's definitely too much work for me :p

  2. niittt... looks good bangettt.. pingin nyoba buat tapi gak pede pake mixer cheapy gitu gue huehehehe

  3. buka toko di sebelah yoggly moggly!!