Monday, September 30, 2013

Eggless Coconut Custard Buns - A Guest Post from Priya Suresh of Priya's Versatile Recipes

Hello all, This week is going to be a very exciting one. From this Tuesday to the next one, I have lined up a few guest posts from some of my favorite bloggers. The idea of presenting a few guest posts was something that I had been thinking about for a long time. But I started approaching bloggers a month back when I realized that I had to neglect my blog for a few months while being on a vacation to India. Approached a few of my favorite bloggers whose blogs I have been following from the start and I must confess, all  of them were too enthusiastic and good to me and were sweet enough to send the guest post as quickly as they could. Presenting them on my blog is absolutely an honor
During the initial days of my blogging, I came upon a very beautiful blog which have thousands of recipes on it. From Veg to Non Veg to cakes and other baked items, name any thing and most were on the blog!! While I struggle to post weekly, the beautiful lady of the blog posts almost daily. By then, I had became a fan of her and a follower of her blog. So far in 2013, she has posted more than 300 recipes !! She keeps participating in many events like blogging marathons and other baking challenges to keep learning more and more. When I first joined the event SNC, I was astonished to find that she will be the first person to complete the challenge every time!! You see, most times the challenge gets posted just before I sleep (US Time) and by the time, I awake, she would have completed the challenge and posted it as well :)  You need no more guesses, the awesome blogger who has agreed to do a guest post for me is none other than Priya Suresh of Priya's Versatile Recipes. She is a very simple, warm, humble and enthusiastic person and from whom I should learn time management for sure :) An experienced blogger, she encourages new bloggers whose blogs are less than 2 years old by featuring them on her blog through "Rendezvous with a Foodie" on every 7th and 20 th of the month. When I approached her for for a guest post, she immediately agreed and asked me whether I need something in particular for my blog. Since my blog do not have much baked items, I asked Priya Akka if she can do any baked item and just scroll down to see what she came up with :) Its soooo good :) Moving over to Priya Akka....

Am Priya suresh who blogs at Priya's Versatile recipes, I blog since 5 years and blogging has become a part of my life now. I cant spend a day without posting and checking my fellow bloggers. I share tried and tasted recipes in my space.

 My space has a variety of food and numerous bakes, seriously I never thought of blogging till today as I started this space initially to share my food that I cook daily in my small kitchen. Slowly blogging became a part of my life and still keeping myself busy in blogging.
Actually I entered into this virtual world after hearing numerous encouraging words from few of my friends whenever I post my recipes in a famous food related site, also the admin of the site insisted me to open a blog to put my recipes under a roof. Then one fine day I entered to this virtual world, this is how I started this blog baby.Honestly I have to say a big thanks to each and everyone for their support and encouraging words since ever I started blogging. What else does a food blogger need...

After started blogging, I learned to bake cakes and baked goodies without eggs and as vegan, and shared many eggless and vegan bakes on the blog. Now I can bake variety of bakes as vegan or eggless and stopped running behind the dairy products or eggs if I dont have at home.
Blogging will teach us many more interesting recipes,since am curious in learning needless to say blogging taught me a lot. Somehow this keeps me blogging and helps me to stay in this virtual world since a long. Give me anything, I can cook up with it, this is not possible with out this virtual world.
Even bread baking became a passion for me only after entering to this virtual world, whenever I feel down, I do my own breads or bakes at home just to change my mind.When Avika asked me to do a guest post for her, I accepted immediately and baked her this eggless coconut custard buns with Tangzhang method, this method of baking breads gives a spongy breads which stays prefect for more than two days in room temperature. And the coconut custard goes for custard powder which make the filling eggless coz you all know very well that the basic ingredient for the custard is eggs. This buns are like pull part breads and when served warm this buns tastes absolutely delicious with a cup of tea..

Eggless Coconut Custard Buns - Tangzhong Method


Water roux:
1/3 cup bread flour
1 cup water

For Dough:
2+1/2 cups bread flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2tsp salt
3tbsp Milk powder
100 ml Water 
1+1/2tsp Instant yeast
2tbsp  Butter
1tsp Sesame seeds (optional)
1tsp Melted butter (for brushing the top)

For Eggless Coconut Custard Filling:
5tbsp Dessicated coconut
1+1/2tbsp Custard powder
40grms Butter (room temperature)
3tbsp Sugar

Method of Preparing:

Water roux or Tangzhong:

In a small pan, mix all the ingredients of water roux, place in a low heat and stir constantly, cook until ripples form.

Set aside to cool by covering with a plastic film.

Kneading dough:

In a bowl, add the water roux, and all the other ingredients, except for the butter.

Knead it until it forms soft dough.

Add the butter and Knead until the butter incorporates into the dough.

Arrange the dough in a greased bowl,keep in a warm place for atleast two hours and let the dough gets doubled their volume..

Meanwhile, take the dessicated coconut,custard powder, butter and sugar in a bowl, mix well and keep in fridge.

Punch down the dough and make 6 medium sized balls.

Roll a ball as a oval shaped disc, keep enough filling over the dough and roll it.

Bring the edges together and roll it as a round shaped buns.

Place the rolled stuffed buns in a round shaped baking pan,one by one with enough space.

Wrap it and keep again in warm place for half an hour until the stuffed buns rises.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Brush the top of the buns with butter,sprinkle sesame seeds and bake in middle rack for 20-25minutes until the crust turns brown.

Bring the pan out from the oven, let it sit for few minutes.

Transfer it to the wire rack to cool.

Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Thank you so much Priya Akka for this wonderful post and step by step pics. And the buns are absolutely droolworthy and tempting. Loved learning a new recipe from you and hoping to learn many more as well :) 

Bye all, will be back with a guest post from another wonderful person soon :)


  1. Thanks a lot Sis, for your kinds..Thanks again for giving me an opportunity for making this guest post..

  2. such a lovely post, dear... please do try to upload the pics again... they are not really visible!!

  3. wow...beautiful cliks n wonderful luking buns..

  4. wow cute buns with delicious filling and good step by step explanation...kudos to both :-)

  5. Wow akka, you made these buns so beautifully , looks stunning...

  6. omg a very very delicious and and fabulous looking bun from a baking queen :) kudos to both priya aks and avika for this wonderful post :)

  7. Wow, those buns look so tempting. Beautiful guest post!!

  8. wow such a lovely post..real tempting buns..

  9. I have bookmarked this to make tomorrow. I have monthsss old desiccated coconut and yeast that need to be finished soon.
    Just one question out of curiosity - do you think expired dry yeast powder should be thrown away if harmful to health, or since it was always in refrigerator it can be used for few more months after expiration?
    [i will come back to check your reply right here. thanks!]

    1. Glad to know that you are gonna make the dish :) I think its best to use yeast before the expiry date. But if it was stored in tight packet in refrigerator, then may be its still active. Proof the yeast with a little sugar and warm water to check if its still active before using. Do let me know how the recipe turns out :)

    2. Great. Thanks! Will surely let you know.

  10. wow wonderful guest post with great yumm recipe... Great job Priya akka and Avika... Very nice post... and I have bookmarked the yummy buns..


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