Hot tuna and corn buns

I need to bake bread more ....

I really knead er need the exercise .....

It was only about 4 minutes of kneading the dough and my left arm was aching , so pathetic ugh !

Since , nobody here but me , I pressed on lol 

Aren't they pretty ?

Soft and fluffy ....

And just delicious ! Er there's cream cheese , of course , everything's better with cream cheese !

Yup , I'm still dreaming about that espresso KitchenAid stand mixer * sigh*

Recipe adapted from Mad about bread

For the dough :

500 grams bread flour ( I used 350 grams bread flour and 150 grams wholewheat flour ) 
1 tsp salt ( scant teaspoon ) 
1 tsp sugar
1 sachet easy-blend dried yeast ( 2 1/4 teaspoons Saf red instant yeast ) 
15 grams butter , melted
300 grams warm water ( plus 2 teaspoons ) 

* In a large bowl , put the flours , salt and sugar and mix well to combine , add in the yeast and mix thoroughly . Make a well in the center and pour in the butter and the water . Use a large spatula or your hands to mix everything together to form a cohesive dough . Transfer dough to a clean surface and knead , until dough is soft and elastic , about 10 minutes or so .

* Place dough in a lightly oiled mixing bowl , turning once to coat and cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour or until double in size .

* Meanwhile , mix together filling ingredients . Grease a 10-inch round pizza pan .

* Divide dough into 16 equal pieces , roughly 50 grams each . Form each portions into round , cover and let rest for 5 minutes .

* Roll out each ball to about 4 to 5-inch round ; keep finished rounds covered . Divide filling between rounds and seal each dough . Brush all sides with butter and place balls into the pan . Cover slightly with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 45 minutes .

* Preheat oven to 220 °C . Bake the buns for about 15 minutes or until buns are golden . Transfer buns to a wire to cool . Serve hot , warm or at room temperature .

For the filling :

60 grams finely chopped red onion ( 40 grams shallots ) 
40 grams grated carrot
120 grams tuna ( 100 grams ) 
45 grams ( steamed ) fresh sweet corn kernels 
1/4 tsp ground white pepper ( a dash ) 
1/2  tsp salt ( a pinch ) 
2 tsp dried parsley or one heaped tablespoon chopped fresh ( snipped cilantro ) 
a pinch of cayenne or to taste ( 1/8 tsp ) 
a pinch of paprika or to taste ( 1/8 tsp ) 
80 grams crème fraîche ( cream cheese ) 
30 grams melted butter , for brushing

I'm submitting this post to the event , Little Thumbs Up , organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY , hosted by  Esther of Copycake Kitchen .



  1. Hi Anne,
    Lovely buns! Looks soft and delicious! These would be the perfect breakfast with a cup of coffee!

  2. awww i wish i could bake more bread but i'm too lazy!!

  3. Agree everything is better with cream cheese! Love the filling for this bread rolls.

  4. Hi Anne,

    You must have very muscular well toned arms to knead such beautiful bread. I use breadmaker or KA to knead and that's why my arms are the "auntie-wave" kind :p


  5. aww...the dough is so cute. Once baked, it becomes so soft & fluffy with the generous filling. Yummmmmy

  6. Lovely! So soft and yummy with tuna! I don't do the kneading, the machine does it for me:P

  7. Anne, i am loving this recipe! Corn, tuna and cream cheese - winning!

  8. This look so yummy!:0 thank you for sharing he recipe. I love the kind of flour you used as well.:)

  9. OH YUM! Everything I like in a bread! Looks so inviting & love the idea of using whole grain flour & cream cheese in this recipe! Simply irresistibly hou -hou sek ! Can send some over or I come over now? LOL

  10. Anne,
    I smell lovely hot tuna and corn buns aroma from your blog flow out of my
    These buns are so yummy. I am with Kit it is 'hou-hou sek' I want some too!!

  11. Hi Anne, I love these soft buns and the great combination fillings,delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing with LTU :)

  12. Hi Anne! The bread look super soft and yum!

    Your biceps growing?! :D

  13. Wow! These buns look super delicious! I love finding new recipes for tuna, I have got to try this!!

  14. I make these rolls but I never felt the need to knead the dough too much. You know I am not even into too much baking but I get good rolls. Love your filling, haven't tried fish ones.

  15. What gorgeous buns, my friend! And think of the workout you got kneading them by hand :)

  16. oo what pretty soft bread! i wasn't sure at first about the tuna corn combination, but add in cream cheese? bingo!

  17. Oh, I'm late for these soft breads! I love the tuna and corn as filling. Look so delicious!

  18. Can I knead it in a stand mixer using dough hook? Id so,how many minutes will it take?

    1. Hey there ! If you're using KA mixer , mix on speed 2 for 10 minutes , checking frequently to achieved the right texture :)

  19. sometime is quite fun to knead by hand wor, same time can doing exercise, hahaha..I love the filling in this bread, sound so yummy..

  20. Hi Anne, your bread look delicious and the tuna filling is so inviting. You're an excellent cook. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Best regards.


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