We’ve been seeing a lot more buns going around recently. So we’re hopping on that train and sharing our version, inspired by everyone’s favorite yellow fruit (sorry, bananas). That said, these mango cream buns don’t actually use any fresh mangoes. Instead, all the flavor comes from mango jam and mango concentrate, making the recipe one that doesn’t rely on seasons.
The method of pouring liquid onto your buns before they rise and bake seems odd, but trust us—it works. The technique is actually inspired by a Tiktok video we saw about how to make Samoan pani popo; where they pour coconut milk onto the rolls the same way.
As your buns rise and bake, the dough absorbs all the mango cream; and you end up with buns that are sort of like a cross between regular bread (on top) and bread pudding (at the bottom) in texture and oozing with flavor.