Papparoti recipe

Papparoti recipe

This post is kindly written by Claire from

There’s something about a soft and warm bun of bread in the morning that makes me feel ready for the day ahead. As someone who loves baking, bread has also been one of my favourite recipes to do because of its many possibilities and flavours. I love watching the bun rise and become this fluffy and delicious golden treat when toasted! And because bread is one of my favourite things to eat in the morning, I decided to try combining it with one of my favourite drinks: Coffee!

That’s when I found out about Papparoti, a deliciously soft Mexican coffee bun that’s known all over Asia! So read on as I show you how to make papparoti for your morning meal or snack!

Tasty, fluffy, and a mix of both popular breakfast choices, this delicious Papparoti will be a hit in the household with its bittersweet flavours.

How to Make Papparoti
Serves 16
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
467 calories
48 g
115 g
28 g
8 g
17 g
124 g
179 g
16 g
1 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467
Calories from Fat 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 17g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 179mg
Total Carbohydrates 48g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 16g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 500g of bread flour (you can also make your own pastry flour)
  2. 270ml of warm milk
  3. 1 lightly beaten egg
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 2 tsp active dry yeast
  6. 75g brown or granulated sugar
  7. 60g chilled butter cut into cubes (for dough)
  8. 240g chilled butter cut into cubes (to fill the bread)
  1. 4tbsp liquid espresso coffee
  2. 160g caster sugar
  3. 200g soft spread butter
  4. 200g all-purpose flour
  5. 3 lightly beaten eggs
Making the dough
  1. Add flour to the mixing bowl, then sugar and salt. Beat it on low speed with a hook attachment. Add the yeast, warm milk, and egg, turning the speed up and mixing it for eight minutes or until you form a dough. Add the butter and let it mix for another five minutes until well-combined.
  2. Lightly flour the surface you will use to put the bread on and add the dough there, cutting the dough into 16 pieces. Form the piece into little balls and put it in a baking pan lined using parchment paper. Let it rest for about ten minutes.
  3. Flatten each ball using your hands, then place one cube of butter as a filling at the center of the balls. Wrap the dough around, forming a circle that covers the butter at the center of the ball.
  4. Cover all the balls with a towel, letting it rest for 45 minutes. Create the coating while waiting.
  5. To make the coating, add sugar and butter into the mixing bowl, beating it for five minutes with a paddle attachment. Insert the eggs and coffee. If ever it seems too runny, add about two tablespoons of flour.
  6. Add the flour in batches while increasing the speed of the mixer. Let it beat until the mixture is thick and smooth. Once it's done, put some in a piping bag.
  7. Pipe the coating on the buns in a swirl shape.
  8. Bake the buns at 390°F or 200°C for 10-12 minutes until it's golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!
  1. Pro-Tips You Should Follow
  2. - You NEED to let the dough rise fully, but avoid waiting for too long at room temperature or you'll end up with a gooey mess. You CAN refrigerate the dough overnight to bake it the morning after.
  3. - They have a hint of coffee and are great when eaten alone, but a cup of coffee will make it complete. There is already butter inside it, so you won't need to spend time breaking the bread to spread the filling. Enjoy it better by dunking the bread in your coffee like an Oreo!
  4. - If you want to store the bread for later use, it's similar to keeping bagels fresh. It's better to leave it in the freezer than the fridge, or it becomes soggy. Once you want to eat it, let it thaw before popping it in the toaster.
  5. In Conclusion
  6. I hope that this article on how to make Papparoti helped you learn more about creating your yummy coffee bun. So what are you waiting for? Try it out today and treat yourself to a warm serving of this perky appetizer or snack. Comment down below if you have any questions or tips to share. I'd love to hear what you have to think!
Author bio
  1. Claire is the founder of SumoChef, and her passion is cooking. Her unique approach to cooking is the result of her varied experience and travel abroad. She believes that food is what actually unites people and the dining table is where we set aside our differences. SumoChef is where she finds expression to her passion and she hope be able to contribute to your cooking experience through this.
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