From the UK - Sam’s Sweet Bread Buns

These delightful bread rolls are soft and pillow like. They melt in your mouth and have a slight sweet flavor. This Sweet Bread recipe is easy to make, delicious and super versatile. Use this basic dough recipe to make a tasty assortment of buns and rolls.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 500 g White bread flour
  • 5 tbsp Cocavo Original
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200 ml Milk
  • 75 g White sugar
  • 7 g Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 6 g Salt


  1. Mix 500g white bread flour with 6g of salt.

  2. Melt 3tbsp of plain Cocavo and mix in, plus two eggs.

  3. Gently warm 200ml of milk in a pan and stir in 75g white sugar and 7g yeast.

  4. Add to flour/Cocavo/egg mix. Turn out and knead for 10 min. If too wet, add flour. Leave till doubled in size.

  5. Meanwhile melt 2tbsp of Cocavo with 1 of butter, 2 of soft brown sugar, and 4 of desiccated coconut in a bowl over a pan of simmering water mixing constantly, then chill when combined.

  6. When dough has risen, knock back, halve into two sausages, and slice into 20-odd portions.

  7. Flatten each one into a hand size disc, put a spoonful of chilled filling in the middle, wrap the edges up and over and put the balls crease side down on grease proof paper on a tray. Repeat till tray full.

  8. Leave under plastic bag an hour to prove, brush generously with egg & water glaze, bake at 180C for at least 20 minutes until nicely coloured.

  9. Eat warm, great with a mug of coffee.