Thursday, 28 June 2018

Roti Paung : My Ultimate Carb Crave


A couple of weeks ago I baked two trays of Roti Paung (Terengganu Butter Buns) for my parents. Yup, my folks are in town. Since it was for them (and my brother) to enjoy, I ate only one just for quality control.

A few days later, I was thinking of the buns. Ooohh....if only I could get my hands on a bunch of warm, buttery, fluffy buns and just eat and eat and eat.....


Well, if you want some Terengganu buns, you gotta bake them yourself. Even in Terengganu, these buns which are sold in town don't taste as good as the ones I remember as a child.

So I got to work starting on a Thursday evening. That's when I made the starter dough. Let it sit in the fridge for two days. Then on Saturday evening, I made the main dough. It's hard work, this. Kneading the dough is like wrestling in a bowl. That's why I hardly bake buns. Sweat, sweat, sweat.


Then this dough is kept in the fridge to rise slowly overnight. Why, eh? No particular reason. That's not how they do it, it's how I do it so that I cut the long hours into stages. See?

By the next morning, it did rise some but not much due to the cold. Then I took it out to stand for some one hour or so to rise further. 


Then it's another round of wrestling and sweating and to cut the long story short, I got me two trays of sweet smelling buns. Ah, the pleasure of eating warm buns fresh from the oven. Forget your keto diet. This is one of the greatest pleasures in life. 


I ate one whole tray. I just couldn't stop. It's a small tray lah. And I was very full. And very satisfied. What happened to the second tray?


I kept it for my partner. How well behaved of me. Though I must admit that I was tempted to devour it all in the evening. 

For the recipe and low down and how to bake these buns go here. Or if you want even better Roti Paung with more hard work, go here for the ultimate torture/pleasure.

26 comments:

  1. So pretty, so fluffy, so cute. Haha.

    Love the size. Can eat more.

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  2. I guess it tastes best when warm. Do you toast it or how you do make it warm again for eating? Does it taste as good as just out of the oven? I know this kind of fluffy bread can be eaten a lot at one go because it is so tasty!

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    1. I don't toast before eating, too troublesome hee..hee... Since I ate mine fresh from the oven, I enjoyed it to the max!

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  3. Kneading bread is good exercise! No need to go gym for the sweat sweat sweat! can bake more bread now.

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    1. hah..hah... I have to be careful not to add sweat into the dough LOL!

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  4. Hi LL....i am back hahaha.... miss me tak??
    Sedikit masa dulu i suka sangat buat roti LL. Hari hari buat roti. Siap bubuh karemel atas roti tu sebab masa tu viral roti sarang lebah hihi... La ni sawan roti belum mai nampaknya

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    1. Hello Hainom! Mesti lah windu... Itu semangat tu kalau boleh uli roti tiap2 hari. LL tak sanggup, sawan roti once in a blue moon aje.

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  5. OMG! You are so greedy and ate the whole tray!
    You are so selfish to eat all alone too! Ha ha.... Later you get fat, don't cry ya.
    I think I had this when I was a kid too. They sold them in a packet of 6 miniature ones.
    I am always fond of eating freshly baked cakes and bread too when they are still warm & nice.

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    1. LOL! I kinda accepted being fat if I want to enjoy my carbs with wild abandon! hu..hu...

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  6. So, is the picture above a small tray or a big tray? Kekeke! :D Can devour 16 buns or not in one go? ;) I love these soft buns. If I were to eat them, I'd probably slice them in half, spread a layer of butter on both sides and put them in the toaster oven (face up) to get a nice crisp....mmmmm, heavenly! ^o^

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    1. Small tray, I assure you it's a small tray hah...hah... I only managed 8 buns and if I was not full, I would have gone for the second tray. Terrible arent't I? Tsk! Yes, they are great toasted with extra butter. Gosh, you are giving me ideas LOL!

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  7. I sure wouldn't mind those old-school bread!

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  8. Looks like you're a wonderful baker too, dear! xoxo

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    1. Oh, not really. I am a lazy baker but I'll take the compliment LOL!

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  9. Ah Hong Chee, how about rewarding all your faithful readers your home baked roti? Wink wink lol...

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  10. I like this roti paung too. Thanks but no to the long process of making it. Furthermore, I'm not good at baking :(

    Can share huh?

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    1. Of course can share but there is none left hah...hah...

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  11. Yeah, I'd have no self control around these either! Perfect fluffy rolls---so yummy with a pat of butter!

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    1. Exactly. I shouldn't bake these when I'm on a diet :D

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  12. Give me a cup of hot coffee, and I can finish the whole tray too!

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  13. I am unstoppable when it comes to freshly baked bread! Carbaholic right here.

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