These are taken off Agnes Chang's book, I can bake and they are absolutely beautiful. Very handy and a favourite among kids especially. These are very very buttery and addictive, you'll just keep popping one after another into your mouth.
Whether the little buns are fluffy or not depends on your recipe of basic sweet bun dough. There are various good one out there so pick one and fill them with this, what Agnes called the buttercream filling. Very simple, just butter and icing sugar chilled and stuff them in. I agree it's a little tedious but it's yummy. Loads of calories in it and I'm not prepared to pop too many into my soon-to-be-big tummy!
These makes about 4 trays of 7'' round baking tin full of little butter buns, with approximately 18-20 little buns per tray. Each little bun is weighed to 10g each before filling.
Filling for little buns: chill it in fridge or 2 hours before use
200g butter, soften and mix with 40g icing sugar
I am so tired and restless now and to think that I have to wake up at 8am tomorrow to send my housemate off to the airport scares me.