Srilankan Tea Bunnis

Srilankan Tea Bun Never Got More Famous Than During Lock Down Part One!!!

If you were born Srilankan this is something you have probably had atleast once in your childhood….Tea Bun, Jam Bun, Kimbula Bun,Maalu Paan & all other buns in the most popular Choon Paan Tuk that drives around the city most oftenly recognised playing Beethoven’s Für Elise tune

Who doesn’t love a warm buttery Tea Bun on a beautiful day with some Srilankan Thèi Kahata Or Kiri Thèi aka black tea or milk tea

This recipe was inspired by pulse cooking video and Fainaz Milhan’s cooking channel. She shares most of her recipes on her instagram page

You Will Need For Tea Bun Dough

  • 260G Plain Flour
  • 300ml Luke warm milk
  • 100G Sugar
  • 50G Soft Butter
  • 25g Milk Powder
  • 50G Raisins
  • Two Tbsp Yeast
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg

Add yeast & 2 tbsp sugar into 300ml luke warm milk & let it bloom.Make sure milk is not too hot.This will kill the yeast and if its too cold, the yeast will not bloom

I used the stand mixer, but you could definitely knead by hand

Mix this yeasty mixture with the dry ingredients (flour & salt)

Cover & let it rest for 30 minutes.

Mix In the sugar, butter, egg, milk powder & raisins

Knead well

Let this rest again for 30 minutes in a dark warm place ideally covered with a kitchen towel

30 minutes later the dough has doubled it’s size

Punch the dough in, do not knead again.This will toughen the dough.Lightly form a shape and use flour if needed

Divide the dough into eight portions & make into circular shapes

Place this on a greased tray & let it sit for 15 minutes before baking

Make sure each Dough Ball Is spaced well

Basically maintain ”SOCIAL DISTANCING”
By now we shouldv mastered the meaning of “SOCIAL DISTANCING”
Pls ask for help if you’re not aware of this!!!

Egg wash after it has increased in size

Bake in a preheated oven @180’ for 20-25 minutes or until you notice the beautiful golden colour

As soon as it’s out of the oven,apply a mixture of 2 tbsp melted butter and 4tbsp fresh milk & a sprinkle of sugar (optional)

Cover these babies in a tea towel and let them rest for at least 15 minutes for best results

By now your home smells like a little bakery

I didn’t add too many raisins because most of our kids are on the anti raisins team
Why waste by adding something that will be found & definitely plucked out.Those raisins deserve better!!!

So we are a family of majority dippers (you know if you know)
Unfortunately Iam not on Team Dippers

Hope your day is as fluffy as this Tea Bun!!! Enjoy this with a nice cuppa Srilankan Kahata Or Milk Tea ??????

Would love to see your remakes on this fluffiness.Be sure to tag me on social media or send me a screenshot if your account is private so I can re share them in my stories

Already got so many positive responses

Ramadan is around the corner and these recipes will be useful

More Bunnis Recipes for you : Maalu Paan, Seeni Sambol Bun & Kimbula Bunis

Now Available in the blog site : Refer to each link attached below

Much Love ? Nuzrath