Servings : 5 caterpillar buns
For lack of a better name for this yummy bread, I’ve decided to call it Caterpillar bread (coz it sort of looks like a caterpillar, although I assure you no caterpillars were harmed in the making of it! :D) It’s a soft bun with a filling, pretty to look at and delicious in taste. Big hit with the little ones!
The filling can be anything you like. You can use veggie, chicken, cheesy, tuna etc. I have used my spicy keema filling.
Ingredients for Dough
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup warm milk
- 1 tsp. instant yeast
- pinch of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 egg (lightly beaten and divided in half)
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 tbsp. milk powder
Here is the step by step link on how to make this bread.
Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, baking powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil, butter and half the egg (reserve the other half for brushing the bread later) and mix together. Now add the milk gradually whilst kneading. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft. If more milk is needed to get a soft dough consistency, warm a litte more and use. Knead for a good 8-10 minutes. The more you knead the softer the bread results will be.
Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.
Divide the dough into 5 sections. Start rolling each one into an oval/rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch or less thickness. Brush with butter, then cut strips about a third of the way into the oval on one of the longer sides of the rolled out dough.
Add your filling on the opposite side of where the strips have been cut. Fold the dough over the filling to enclose it, then roll gently all the way to the end. The strips will cover teh top of the bun and give it a pretty finish. Try and pinch the ends of the strips under the dough so they do not uncurl or open up during baking.
Place on a greased tray and repeat with the rest of the balls of dough. Cover with a light kitchen towel and allow the buns to rest for about 30 minutes to allow them to expand again slightly.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven at 180C. Brush the remaining half egg over teh bread and sprinkly sesame seeds. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the buns are done and golden.
Remove and brush them with some butter. Keep them covered with a kitchen towel to retain their softness until time for serving.
hi fauzia plz advice me i
hi fauzia plz advice me i love making mandazi but each i try the end product becomes harder. please advice on what to do so that my mandazis turn out to be soft and yummy .and the spices to use for flavour …..thanks
Hi, thank you…try and make
Hi, thank you…try and make sure you knead the dough very well and it should be soft. I only use cardamom powder…no other spice.
Hi! Absolutely love ur
Hi! Absolutely love ur recipes! Just wanted to ask… Can v make ‘baby caterpiller’ bread out of the same recipe? I mean, can v divide the dough into about 10 small doughs and make small sized breads out of these? (The same way u did for ur chicken bread recipe)
Hi and thanks! Yes you
Hi and thanks! Yes you absolutely can. 🙂
salams sis…. thanks for ur
salams sis…. thanks for ur awsome recipes.. keep up the gud wrk….i tried it n cm out well bt only the thing s i could feel a heavy yeast smell evn aftr baked….
Thanks. Did you let the dough
Thanks. Did you let the dough rest for too long?
ya sis… i let the dough
ya sis… i let the dough rest more than an hour….. thanks
Normally about an hour is not
Normally about an hour is not too long, unless the weather is very warm and the dough did not need that long to rise. By sitting too long, yeast doughs do tend to end up smelling a bit yeasty.
I want to make 10
I want to make 10 caterpillar buns like these would you please tell me how much flour and yeast should I use?
Since the recipe makes 5 buns
Since the recipe makes 5 buns, simply double it to make 10.
appa tryn to make it today
appa tryn to make it today and prepared all stuffs but got a call from work and had to go now..fillings and dough are ready.. if i keep the dough n filling in freeze hope that gonna be ok till 8 pm right?
Yes that is fine.
Yes that is fine.
I have tried zis it came out
I have tried zis it came out very nice… U can pls send more recipes on bread n buns
Asa….I want to know tht can
Asa….I want to know tht can I make it in microwave? ?If yes then for how much time
I personally never cook in
I personally never cook in the microwave so I cannot recommend what time and temp will be ideal.
Today I tried these but my dough didn’t rise and the bread gets hard after baking..☹ what was the reason please guide..
W/Salaam, please refer to
W/Salaam, please refer to this note:
S/A have made this a couple
S/A have made this a couple of times has always turned super amazing! Masha
Is it ok to make this with short crust pastry!? Do u hv any recipe for short crust pastry??
W/Salaam, thank you! It would
W/Salaam, thank you! It would work great with puff pastry, not sure if short crust will work as well coz it is a bit more delicate and crumbly. You can find my short crust recipe on my apple pie recipe in the desserts folder. 🙂
Thank you jazakallah!!
Thank you jazakallah!!
Salam…. pls fauzia my
Salam…. pls fauzia my question is same wit that of Sara muammer can
we microwave it or baked it on a grill fan?
I personally never bake or
I personally never bake or cook using a microwave so am not sure how the temperature and time will vary.