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Por Lor Bao ("Pineapple" Bun)

For the longest time, I thought Por Lor Bao is pineapple-filled bun. Then I found out that there is NO PINEAPPLE in this bun at all!!! : o It’s actually just a plain soft bun with a crispy top that looks like a pineapple skin (see explanation here)

Since toddler loves to eat Por Lor Bao, I decided to try to make it using the sweet bread recipe from Baking Mum’s blog & the crust recipe from Jo’s Deli.


The end result: Doesn’t look very pretty but tastewise, it’s very good. I guess I didn’t put enough crust on the bread ‘cos after proofing the bread, the crust kinda fell apart. But I will definitely make this again.

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  • Vien June 6, 2007, 6:32 am

    Oh.My.God! You actually baked por lor paos?! I salute you.

  • LA My Home June 7, 2007, 2:16 am

    i like polo bun too, very much! i want to try this.

    how did you make the dough? using which kitchen equipment or uses hand? and how did you proof the bread? inside oven or under the sun?


  • blur_mommy June 7, 2007, 9:13 pm

    Vien, it’s not too difficultleh. I let my breadmaker do all the hard work : )

    whoisbaby, I use breadmaker to knead the dough & I proof it in my oven. Here the weather is still too cold, so cannot proof outside. U shld try this. It’s very good! : )

  • Lee Ping June 7, 2007, 9:36 pm

    Dear Blur_mommy,

    What makes you think that your bo lor pao doesn’t look pretty? I think it look gorgeous. I see two distinct layers, the buttery flaky top and the bun at the bottom. Two requirements for a bo lor pao.

  • blur_mommy June 9, 2007, 5:00 am

    lee ping, thanks! this is the nicest one of the batch. The other ones are very ugly : )

  • Lee Ping June 11, 2007, 8:10 am

    That is the beauty of photographing. You can pick the pretty ones to photograph and post. I do that as well. 🙂 Good Night!

  • Ren X. June 28, 2011, 10:43 am

    Looks actually really good… the topping looks nice and crunchy…
    Mine turned out a little black 🙁

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