Cheesey Sugar Buns, Pork Floss Mayonnaise Buns and A Mixed Fruits Pound Cake

Come to think of it, the first and last time I made buns without a bread machine was almost one year ago. And I still had some bread flour and yeast left. So yesterday I attempted to make some with the going-to-expire bread flour. But it was a bad decision. I guess the bread flour wasn’t fresh anymore and the yeast, has gone stale too. I made two doughs, both of which were very sticky to handle even though I had doughed them for a long time, more than 20 minutes. I threw away the first dough immediately and try again on a second dough. I continue adding more flour than what the recipe states, hoping that the bread will lose its stickiness but the dough became rather thick and even upon first proofing, it does not raise up to double its original size. Forcefully, I continued to bake them, hoping for a ‘miracle’, but else, the bread does not fluff even after baking for longer than the stipulated time and the bread was dense and hard. Ok, in the end, I finally ‘resigned to fate’ and threw it all away.
So I went to buy more bread flour and yeast and continue working on the buns today. And tadah ! All was good today ! The buns were light and fluffy and even having bake them in the morning, the buns were still soft in the night.
Cheesey Sugar Buns
I love buns in cheese and sugar. The sweet and salty combination is my favourite piece of bread, especially when the cheese is still steamingly warm and buns are fresh are out from the oven.

That’s what happen when you make your own cakes/breads. You can add anything and as much toppings as you like. I love it cheesely-sweet, notice the abundance of cheddar cheese and sugar. Heehee.

I made the bread using Alex Goh overnight sponge dough method where it is highly raved about. I would like to recommend it too !

Pork Floss Mayonnaise Buns

As for the balance dough, I used it to make some extra pork floss buns with mayonnaise filling.


Recipe adapted from Alex Goh’s [Magic Bread] with modifications.
Sweet Bread Dough
Ingredients :
Part A
100g bread flour
70g boiling water
Part B
300g bread flour
100g plain flour
80g sugar
6g salt
20g milk powder
9g instant yeast
Part C
175g cold water
60g cold eggs
Part D
60g butter
Method :
1. Add the boiling water from A into flour, mix until well blended to form dough. Cover and set aside to cool. Keep it into refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
2. Mix B until well-blended. Add in C and knead to form rough dough. Add in A and knead until well-blended.
3. Add in D and knead to form elastic dough.
4. Let it proof for 40 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into required weight and mould it round. Let it rest for 10 minutes and ready to use.

Quantity at own’s desire ~
Grated cheddar cheese
Pork Floss
Mayonnaise (Filling)

6. Further divide the dough into individual size at own’s desire and sprinkle with toppings and add filling.

7. Proof further for 50 minutes.

8. Bake into pre-heated oven at 190 degrees C for 12-15 minutes.


On the same day, I made a mixed fruits pound cake again as well. For pound cake texture and taste, I have always faour Rose Levy’s perfect pound recipe. As stated in the book, it is as perfect as a Sara Lee pound cake. However, this recipe only calls for a plain pound cake. I love to have it with some mixed fruits though. So here it goes…


I am not sure why, even after I coat the fruits with flour before adding to the batter, the fruits will still sink to the bottom of the cake. Is it due to the high butter content ? Somehow I never had this problem if I made the same butter cake with mixed fruits in a square 8 inch baking tin. Is it also due to the constraint and smaller size of the loaf tin ?



The recipe can be found here.


  1. It sounds like a baking marathon to me :) Like your breads they look soft especially the one with pork floss. Love your cake too, the texture is perfect! Well done!

  2. You bake so many goodies… :) Hehe… The Cheesy Buns looks wonderful.

  3. All your bakes are awesome! ;)

  4. i love the 'mixed fruits pound cake' looks yummy2….

  5. The buns are perfectly baked!

  6. Wow Joyce! The bread looks so good! I've not tried his sponge dough method so far. :p I should try it now since it's so good! It's making me hungry now! Yummy!The pound cake looks really good too!

  7. wahh you finally use your bread maker! the bread and cake looks so delicious!

  8. Ah Tze, yes ! I am very rarely at home the whole day on weekends… so must make full use of the time to bake bake and bake… Heeheee…hanushi ~ Thanks ! yes, and I am hungry to bake more…if I can find time…heehee.. :pcathy, joelyn and wendy ~ Thanks ladies ! Your compliments make me beam ! :)Jane ~ Yes, I think his sponge dough method is raved by many. That's why I decided to try. You give it a shot too and let me know your feedback ok. :)Jess ~ Hmm… Come to think of it, I still haven't use the bread machine leh. I used the mixer and hands to beat the dough this time. Heehee.. Ok… I will make sure I use the machine the next time.. so that it does not collect more dust. Heeehee.

  9. That's lots of baking for one day. I saw the same bread recipe too posted Lena and I'm very impressed by your buns too. I like the variations of these buns…pork floss is my favorite.

  10. ya, I like this Alex recipe too, soft and good.

  11. joyce, there's soooo many nice bakes from you!(: so glad that you didnt give up on making the bread (: the texture of the bread look so appealing!

  12. oh so nice and yum! :)

  13. Wouw! Baking so much good foods on the same day,you must be feeling good on that day :) The bread & cake look nicely baked & yummy!I have an award for you, please collect it whenever you free :)

  14. Hi joyce! u have got a very nice looking blog here! i am sorry the first dough (and bread) didnt work out for you, but i am glad you continued with a fresh batch cause what came out of it looks good enuff to sell! I love cheese and sugar too!

  15. Everything looks yummylicious over there! You are a perfect baker…;)

  16. Just drop by to say hi.You have a beautiful and yummy blog.

  17. All your breads look really delicious. I've bookmarked them to try when I have more time. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  18. Two great bakes in the same day. BRAVO!

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