Indonesian Mini Sweet Buns (Roti Unyil)




Introduction: Indonesian Mini Sweet Buns (Roti Unyil)

About: Hi! I am Klinong, that is how my loving family calls me, except my brother, he calls me Krinyol, as I have silly curly hair :) I love Instructables for forever now, especially for the contests ha-ha!, but I …

These mini buns are normally weighed at 10 grams each before filled and baked, thus they are called "unyil", smaller than minis. However, for this instruct-able, weighed them for 20-30 grams each before filled and baked.

Fillings are various from chocolate, meat floss, chicken, sweet corn, milk, custard, banana, etc. But for this time, I have milky custard, Chantilly chocolate, peanut butter, sugary cinnamon, spicy tuna, and dulce de leche.

Step 1: Chantilly Chocolate

This is also known as instant chocolate mousse

222 g unsweetened choc

1/2 c sugar

ice water

Place choc into a pan

Place 1/2 c sugar into a 1 c measuring cup, add hot water until it reaches 1 c mark, then pour into the pan

Bring to simmer while keep stirring until chocs melted

Turn off heat place pan onto ice water bath and keep stirring until thickened (5 mins) - consistency of mousse or as you prefer it

Step 2: Milky Custard

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp cornstarch

1/4 c sugar

1/2 tbsp milk l'arome (milk paste) (available online or at Asian stores, check

Scald milk, careful not to burn the milk

Take off from heat and add in beaten egg and stir well

Add in milk paste, stir then add in cornstarch, stir so there won't be clumps

Bring back to stove on low-medium heat and keep stirring til thicken

Step 3: Mini Buns

For the sugary cinnamon, it's like cinnamon rolls, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon powder

For spicy tuna, I use canned tuna from Clover Leaf - Thai Chili)

For dulce de leche, you can either buy or make yourself by boiling regular sweetened condensed milk unopened, for at least 3 h - either stove top or in crockpot)

500 g bread flour

100 g sugar

11 g instant yeast

1/2 - 1 tsp bread improver (available at bakeries or online - this makes your buns stay soft)

4 yolks

225 ml ice water


100 g butter/margarine

5 g salt

Mix all ingredients and knead a bit. Add in margarine and salt, knead well. Let rest for 20 mins

Divide dough @ 10 g each, let rest for 10 mins (or 20-30 g if you like to make them a bit bigger)

Shape and fill as you like, let rest for 30 mins.

Brush top with an additional yolk mixed with a little milk

Bake at 180 C for 20 mins

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    9 Discussions

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    5 years ago

    Wow! Just Like the real one!


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    you have tried roti unyil? cool! :)

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    Reply 4 years ago

    ive tried it, taste really good!

    Those look so good, it makes me want to go and make them right now. Thank you for the great recipes. I am sure I will be using the chantily chocolate and milky custard in the near future.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Yummy. A treat for the whole family and these are quite easy to bake. My oven is broken, though. Will make these when the new one arrives.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    share me the pics when you do try :)