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Monday, June 30, 2014

Bee Hive Buns

BEE HIVE BUNS (Roti Sarang Lebah)
Posted by MamaFaMi
Source : Lydia Honey via Izah

Ingredients :

Dough :

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon instant dried yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup plain yogurt at room temperature
1/4 cup cooking oil (I used Alif)
1/2 cup water (approximately)

Almond flakes
Pumpkin seeds

Method (my way) :

1. In the mixing bowl, add flour, instant dried yeast, salt, baking powder and sugar. Mix well.
2. Add in yogurt and cooking oil. On the mixer on low speed. Slowly add water. Increase the mixer speed and let it knead till a soft, elastic and shiny dough is formed.
3. Remove for the mixing bowl onto your working sheet. Round it up into a big ball and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
4. Dough could be sticky. Rub your hands with some cooking oil when working with the dough.
5. Divide the dough into 16 small portions. Knead each into a ball shape. Place them evenly in 2, 6inch lightly greased baking tins.
6. Cover the baking tins with plastic wrap and let it proof until doubled in size.
7. Brush the top lightly with the mixture of 1 teaspoon milk powder and a bit of water. Sprinkle with almond flakes and pumpkin seeds.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Oven temperature may differ.
9. Once baked, remove from oven and let it cool.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream (you may use evaporated milk instead)
a pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
25g butter (I used Planta margarine)

Method (my way) :

1. Melt butter/margarine in a small heavy based pot on low heat.
2. Add in brown sugar and stir till sugar disolves and starts to bubble. Remove from heat.
3. Pour in the whipping cream and keep stirring. Be careful. Place the pot back on the stove.
4. Add vanilla and stir to mix well.
5. Remove from heat and ready to use.

Note :

1. Please make sure you have all the ingredients near you to avoid this sauce from getting burnt as sugar caramalizes very fast.
2. Use a long wooden ladle to stir the mixture to prevent your hands from getting burnt as well.

To serve :
Pour the sauce onto the baked buns and enjoy. I didn't pour all the sauce onto the buns as I don't want the buns to become soggy. I just pour it when I want to eat it.

Have a nice day!


  1. glup glup telan air liur
    mengoda sangat nie!!!!!!!!

    1. Heppp... tengok sambil lalu je... ala ala touch n go je... nanti makruh! Hihihihi...

  2. Wow..... gebunya. Tak boleh tenung lama lama, bahaya!!!!

    1. Zila... tenung boleh, tapi pakai spec hitam. Jadi bila black and white... feel ada sikit koreng! Hahaha

  3. Mama...awat yg buat bagi dia terjun dri roti tu..nasib abik tgk memalam..siang klu...arrrr

    1. Kak Wan.. saja buat bagi dia terjun dari roti kot la nanti orang tengok, air liur pakat terjun dari mulut. Hahaha...

  4. Wow MamaFaMi, sedapnya roti sarang lebah ni. Kuih Sarang Lebah I ada dengar dan makan but, yang ni roti, ehmmm.... first time I dengar. You know, I tengok aje gambar ni, dah pasti roti ni memang yummy! I pun nak try jugak. Thanks for sharing, MamaFaMi. Warmest regards and cheers :)

    1. Hello Ivy...

      Roti ni memang sedap, tapi you have to be patience with the dough. Frankly speaking, I prefer to use the previous doh recipe as it is easier to deal with. :)

  5. Oh la mama...yr bread always impress me. My adik pun slalu skodeng yr blog....selalu fia dok bgtau...oh i buat roti Mamafami. :))
    My roti je selalu fail

    1. Hihihi... hai sis. Never give up. With proper technique and a strong mixer, bread making is not impossible even for a one Makcikkantin okay!

      Since your sister said she made roti MamaFaMi (OMG,,, WHAT?!! MAMAFAMI ADA RESEPI ROTI KE? WAHHHH KAGUM NI!!! Hahaha... MamaFaMi cilok resepi roti... adalah. Hahaha) , why not ask her to show you how she go about preparing her bread...

  6. Hi MamaFaMi!

    I like that your breads/buns always come out nice and brown when extracted from the baking pan.

    I had been attempting breads for a couple of times. But my breads always ended up sticking to the sides of the pan when baked albeit I had brushed my pan with cooking oil prior to baking.

    Can you tell me what can I do so that the bread doesn't stick to the pan after baked?

    Thank you!

    1. Hello Siawtan...

      Thank you for your kind words.

      All I did was brush the pan thoroughly with some margarine and nothing else. All the best!


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