Foodie Friday: Pineapple Bun

Pineapple bun: glazed sweet bun with a pineapple shape
pineapple bun
These treats don’t actually have any pineapple in them. Instead, they’re made with plain dough on the inside, with an outer coating of sugar topping. They get their pineapple (bo lo) name from the striated markings on the bread’s outside. These simple buns are often a hit with kids (I have fond memories of them as a child), since they have a hint of sweetness without any complex filling that might turn off young taste buds. Recently, I found what is essentially a giant bo lo bao, although it was labeled a giant brioche.

It tasted like a super-sized pineapple bun to me, and there was plenty left to share with the entire family.

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