• Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings

Soft butter buns (6 pieces) Ingredients

  • High-gluten flour 190g
  • Room temperature milk 20g
  • Warm water 20g
  • Eggs 100g
  • Fine sugar 30g
  • Instant yeast 3g
  • Salt 2g
  • Softened butter 30g

Orange whipped cream Ingredients

  • Whipping cream 200g
  • Powdered sugar 20g
  • 1 Sunkist Navel orange

Fillings Ingredients

  • 2 Sunkist Navel oranges

Soft butter buns (6 pieces)


  1. Add high-gluten flour, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and instant yeast into a large container and beat on slow speed for 8 minutes until the dough becomes smooth.
  2. Gradually add in butter and mix on medium speed for 10 minutes.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
  4. Gently press on the dough with your hand to expel the air. Divide the dough into equal pieces, 60g each. Shape them into balls and arrange them on the parchment sheet. Cover with plastic wrap, and leave to rise for another 30 minutes.
  5. After the dough have risen, place them in a preheated oven at 180°C and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown, then let cool.

    • As the dough has higher moisture content, dab your hands in flour before working with the wet dough.
    • Since the temperature of household ovens varies greatly, adjust the baking time based on the surface color.

Orange whipped cream


  1. Prepare about 1 tablespoon of Sunkist Navel orange peel and 20 grams of orange juice.
  2. Beat the whipping cream and icing sugar at medium speed, add orange juice and orange peel halfway through. Continue to beat at medium speed until stiff, set aside in the refrigerator.

Maritozzo Assembly


  1. Peel and slice Sunkist Navel oranges. After the bread has cooled off, slit them diagonally without cutting all the way through. Fill the slits with orange whipped cream and smooth it out.
  2. Dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with Sunkist Navel orange slices and serve.

    • Set the bowl of whipping cream in ice water and beat, it helps to whip the cream faster and increase its thickness.
    • It’d be easier to flush with the outside of the maritozzo when the buns are stuffed with more cream.