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Mexican Coffee Buns w/ Coffee (Rotiboy)

Last night i made Mexican Conchas , which is Mexican Sweet bread , then this morning on a conversation with my sister , she mentioned that Rotiboy is also a Mexican Sweet Buns . And it is very famous in Indonesia , as it turned out , it is very famous in Asia . Rotiboy is a Mexican Coffee buns , but it wasn’t from Mexico , instead it is originally from Malaysia . I don’t know the connection between 2 countries , but it is very much similar to Concha , which is Mexican Sweet Bread .

This morning i ended up experimenting with this rotiboy . I made the same bread dough for the Mexican Conchas , but i made a different topping . The base is also the same sugar , butter and flour , except i added coffee extract and also eggs in the mixture . It becomes very creamy , just like icing .



The dough for the bread is the same with Mexican Sweet Bread , here is the topping ingredients :

6 tbsp. of unsalted butter , room temperature

1 cup of powdered sugar minus 2 tbsp

4 tsp. of instant coffee granules

1 tbsp. of hot water

1 large egg

2/3 cup of all purpose flour

2 tbsp. powdered milk

1. Beat the butter , sugar and coffee mixture until smooth .

2. Add the egg , beat well .

3. Add the flour and powder milk until combine and smooth .

1. Prepare the bread dough as directed , once it’s done proofing for an hour , take the dough out , and divide the dough into 16 equal size . Then working on each ball , flatten slightly , add 1 tsp. salted butter or margarine . Then wrap it back up into ball shape , seam side down on parchment paper . And then proof 2nd time in about 45 minutes .

2. Once it’s done proofing 2nd time , place the icing in a piping bag , snip the end very small , and start piping the icing out in a circular motion covering every surface of the bread .

3. Bake at 350 F , for 15-16 minutes , rotate half way and switch racks half way .



Cappucino Knots

Another recipe to use your basic sweet dough is to make cappucino knots . It’s not hard , it’s quite easy , so if you’re a coffee lover , this might be your next favorite thing to snack on !

cappucino rolls

Direction : 

1 recipe of basic sweet dough

4 tbsp. of melted butter , slightly cooled

2/3 cup of sugar

1 tbsp. of espresso powder / coffee powder

For the glaze :

1 cup of powdered sugar

1 tbsp. of coffee powder

1/4 cup of heavy cream

1. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls , then roll it into 8-9 inch long rope . Do the same with the rest . Then dip each one into the melted butter , roll onto the sugar espresso mixture . Then tie into a knot and place 1 end on top before placing it on buttered muffin pans .

2. Bake at 350 F for 27 minutes . Cool for 10 mins before removing from pan .

3. Make the glaze , mix the ingredients together , dip the knots into the glaze .