If you’re using active dry yeast instead of instant yeast, use lukewarm milk instead. Mix the sugar with the milk and sprinkle the yeast on top of the milk. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes or until it blooms. Follow the recipe after this.
If you’re using desiccated coconut or coconut flakes, double the amount of sugar and milk in the recipe. For coconut flakes, you may need to adjust the sugar in the filling if you’re using sweetened coconut flakes.
Sesame seeds and sugar are optional toppings.
The buns keep fresh for a few days especially if they are stored in an airtight container. Toast the buns for a few minutes or reheat them for a minute in a microwave.