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Pull Apart Sweet Buns in a Bowl
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Pull-Apart Sweet Buns | Bakery Style Sweet Buns

Growing up in India, we got to enjoy a fair share of pillow soft sweet buns and this this pull apart sweet rolls tastes just like the ones from the bakery.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 Rolls
Calories: 263kcal


  • Oven


  • 2 cups Bread flour Can be substituted with all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon Instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp. Flax meal Plus 3 tablespoon of water
  • ½ cup Warm milk
  • 2 tbsp. Butter Softened
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Milk powder
  • 3 tbsp. Tutti frutti / Candied fruit
  • 2 tbsp. Butter + milk Melted Plus 2 tablespoon (for brushing the buns)
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar For sprinkling on the buns


  • Add 1 tablespoon of flax meal in 3 tablespoon of warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • I made the dough in my food processor. Combine the flour, yeast, sugar, milk powder, and salt in the food processor bowl.
  • Add the flax meal mixture and butter and mix once.
  • Slowly add the warm milk until the dough comes together. I needed a little less than ½ cup of milk, so do not add all the milk at once.
  • Knead the dough for few minutes until it is soft and elastic and then place it in a greased bowl, covered to rise. Let the dough rise until doubled in volume. Mine took about 1 ½ hour.
  • Once the dough has doubled in volume, knead it once on a lightly floured surface and add the tutti frutti to it. Knead it to evenly distribute the candied fruit in the dough.
  • Now divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll it into a smooth ball.
  • Place it in a greased baking tray about ½ inch apart. Let it rise for the second time. Mine took about an hour to rise.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Brush the rolls with the butter and milk mixture. Sprinkle the sugar on the surface evenly.
  • Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from and oven.
  • Let the Pull-Apart Sweet Buns cool down a bit in the pan before removing them.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg