Lolo Buns | Fijian Coconut Buns


For the second day of this month’s Blogging Marathon, I am picking a dish from another country whose name starts with F- Fiji. These amazingly soft and delicious coconut buns are a very popular dish in Fiji. Popularly called lolo buns, these coconut buns are made with bread flour, butter and milk and topped with coconut milk and baked to a beautiful golden brown colour.

Why I love these buns?

These coconut buns are easy to make and the result is a soft and melt in your mouth consistency buns. You can have it as is or with your favourite jam or butter. It is a delight to both kids and adults. It is the first time I baked with coconut milk and what a fabulous taste and texture it gave. These coconut buns are made with egg but I adapted the recipe to make it an eggless one without losing the softness or taste of it. An absolute must try.

For similar dishes, check out these Pumpkin Dinner Rolls, Saffron Buns and Tahini Bread Rolls


Recipe adapted from here

Makes 6 medium rolls


170 gms All purpose flour

1 tbsp Vital wheat gluten

1 tsp Instant yeast

2 tbsp Sugar

30 gms Unsalted butter

3/4 cup Milk

150 ml Coconut milk


  • Mix the flour, gluten, yeast and sugar in a large bowl
  • Add the milk and butter
  • Knead it to a smooth dough, around 10 minutes by hand
  • Cover and set aside to let it double in volume, around 1 hour
  • Grease a baking tray
  • Take the dough and transfer it to a floured surface
  • Divide it into 6 parts
  • Shape each of the 6 parts of the dough into a ball and place it on the baking tray
  • Cover the baking tray and let the dough double, around 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Pour the coconut milk over the buns so as to just cover them
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or till the buns get a golden brown colour on top
  • Cool for 10 minutes
  • Serve warm with jam or butter
  • Enjoy!



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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Suma Gandlur says:

    The buns look amazing and the coconut mill must have added a layer of flavor.

  2. Priya Suresh says:

    Wow, those buns with coconut milk is definitely a beautiful baked goodies, i love buns baked with coconut or coconut milk. And look at those brownish crust;. Delicious to have with some nutella definitely.

  3. Sharmila says:

    Coconut Milk in Buns!! Lolo Bun looks so soft and I am sure it tasted heavenly. Its perfect for a Toast with a cup of Tea.

  4. harini says:

    Wow! The coconut milk must have imparted great flavor to the buns. I agree these are must have buns.

  5. The texture of the buns look awesome Sowmya. Coconut milk adds an amazing flavour to breads. Baking the buns in the milk is a great technique to impart flavour.

  6. Awesome texture Sowmya! I love the buns! Sound like I must try making fast.

  7. Buns with coconut milk, sounds interesting.

  8. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Sowmya those buns are looking so sinful! the crumb and the coconut milk must have added great flovour!..great pick..

  9. Pavani says:

    Your coconut buns look so fluffy and oh-so delicious. I wish I could reach into the screen and grab one right now 🙂

  10. Annapurnaz says:

    The name of buns is so cute and lovable…Lolo buns. Coconut milk must have given these buns a desirable sweetness and flavor

  11. code2cook says:

    I can smell these buns from my screen, and drooling here. coconut buns surely a tasty and chewy buns with deliciousness. Great pick for sure Sowmya.

  12. I had this bun bookmarked a long time ago and have not yet baked it. Looks so delicious and I want to really give this a try right away. Bookmarking your recipe to make this weekend.

  13. Priya Srinivasan says:

    Oh i thought the dough is kneaded with coconut milk, intersting that milk is poured on top and baked ! Looks perfect, love the beautiful golden brown top!!!

  14. Simply Tadka says:

    This bun looks so super moist and soft.. love the addition of coconut milk.

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