Friday, 27 September 2013

Sri Lankan Sugar coated Sweet buns (Kimbula Banis)

Kimbula banis or the sugar coated sweet buns were one of my child hood favourite. I loved them with a well riped banana specially with ambul kesel. I used to buy them from the bread man for my kids to take to school. The taste & the shape makes it evry bodies choice. Where ever you go you can buy these beautiful buns to accompany your cup of tea.
The amount of water depends with the size of the eggs and the flour using. Here I use very strong bread flour. If you are using plain flour use 275ml of water. Add more sugar if you like more sweetness.This recipe makes 16 large buns. 

Lankan Sugar Coated Sweet  Buns (Kimbula Banis)


  • 700g Bread flour or plain flour
  • 35 g Milk Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 10g Yeast
  • 50 g Brown Sugar
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • Salt
  • 350ml Milk
  1. Preheat oven to 160 fanforced or 180 normal.
  2. Add sugar, flour and salt in to a miximg bowl and mix it.
  3. Add 3 -5 tblsp luke warm water and sugar to the yeast and leave it to activate.
  4. Then add the yeast in to the mix.
  5. Add Butter, milk powder and eggs.
  6. Then add the water little by little.
  7. Knead the dough for 15 minutes.
  8. Grease a bowl and transfer the dough and cover witha damp cloth and leave in a warm place until the dough is double in size.
  9. When the dough is double in size, punch down and put on toa floured bench top.
  10. Roll it to a rectangle.
  11. Cut triangles from the dough as shown in the video.
  12. Roll the dough from the wider side to the other end.
  13. Put them on trays until double in size.
  14. Brush the tops with water or melted butter.
  15. Sprinkle sugar on top.
  16. Bake for 30 min.

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