Jam Bun

April 19, 2020
Jam Bun is a bread stuffed with strawberry jam or any flavoured Jam sprinkled with sugar on top. It was my childhood favourite when I was in Sri Lanka. Make these for an evening snack or breakfast. Who would not love fresh baked Jam buns from the oven. 


500g all purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
90g sugar
20g butter
280ml warm water
2 tbsp milk powder
2 tsp salt
Sugar (to sprinkle on top)
Water for sprinkling
Strawberry Jam or any flavoured Jam


  1. In bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. (Except water and butter)
  2. Gradually add the water little by little until the dough is soft , but not sticky (if dough is sticky add more flour a tablespoon at a time.)
  3. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Continue to knead until a soft ball of dough forms and place the dough in a lightly greased bowl.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface. Gently press it all over to remove any air pockets.
  7. Divide the dough in 90g pieces and make dough balls and let them rest for 15 minutes covered. 
  8. After 15 minutes roll one dough ball into a thin round shape with a rolling pin. Place 2 tablespoon of strawberry jam in the center and close it and make cut marks with a knife as in the picture.
  9. Let the Jam buns rest for 20 minutes in the baking trays.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees for 15 minutes.
  11. Before putting them into the oven brush the tops with water & sprinkle sugar.
  12. Reduce the heat to 180 degrees Celsius. Place the baking tray in the middle section and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 
  13. Take them out of the oven & rest them for about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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