Roti Gambang Recipe (Indonesian Bread Recipe)

A traditional loaf from Indonesia that is sweet and soft which is traditionally had with coffee or tea.

Roti Gambang Recipe (Indonesian Bread Recipe)
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Roti Gambang is one of the traditional breads of Indonesia. This recipe of Gambang dates back to Dutch colonial era. Roti Gambang is traditionally best had with coffee or tea for breakfast, or with a hearty soup like Israeli Couscous Minestrone Soup Recipe for dinner.

Here are a few more exotic bread recipes you can try at home

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  2. Whole Grain and Oat Buns Recipe (Healthy Dinner Rolls)
  3. Whole Wheat Eggless Cinnamon & Raisin Swirl Bread Recipe
  4. Cemita Recipe (Mexican Sesame Sandwich Bun)

Cuisine: Indonesian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

70 M


4 Servings


  • 375 gram All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 125 Whole Wheat Bread crumbs
  • 250 gram Sugar , (you can substitute with palm granulated sugar)
  • 25 gram Milk Powder
  • 175 ml Lukewarm Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 200 grams Butter (Salted)
  • 3 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)

How to make Roti Gambang Recipe (Indonesian Bread Recipe)

  1. To prepare Roti Gambang Recipe, Boil the Java red sugar with the water until completely dissolved and becomes a syrup consistency. Switch off flame and let it cool.

  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, bread crumbs, milk powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla. Add in egg yolk, if using.

  3. Pour the sugar syrup and knead well for ten minutes.

  4. Add in the butter and knead again. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.

  5. Divide the dough into equal parts (about 12).

  6. Shape the dough balls into ovals and arrange on Baking tray.

  7. Brush with water on top of the bread dough and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  8. Bake on a preheated Oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 – 30 minutes or till done.

  9. Serve Roti Gambang Recipe with coffee/tea for breakfast, or a hearty soup like Israeli Couscous Minestrone Soup Recipe for dinner.

Roti Gambang Recipe (Indonesian Bread Recipe) is part of the The East Asian Recipe Contest With FreshMenu