Matcha Glazed Buns

These Matcha Buns are a delightful treat with a subtle matcha flavour.

For the dough

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 230 ml warm milk
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 60g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup icing and sugar
  • 1 TBSP premium culinary matcha powder

For the glazing

  • 130g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp premium culinary matcha powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 40ml milk of your choice (if dairy free oat works well)


  1. Activate the yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  2. Prepare the dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, matcha powder, and salt. Add the activated yeast mixture, softened butter, and egg. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough: Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-1.5 hour or until it doubles in size.
  4. Assemble the buns: Punch down the risen dough and roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle. Sift icing sugar and matcha evenly over the dough. Roll the dough tightly from one end to the other, forming a log.
  5. Cut & shape the buns: Cut the log into equal-sized slices, about 1-1.5 inches thick. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between each bun. Allow them to rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Bake: Preheat your oven to 180°C. Bake the buns for 15-20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  7. Cool & enjoy: Allow the matcha buns to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, you can optionally drizzle the matcha vanilla glaze.