Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Meat & Bean Paste Buns

Of late, everyone has been complaining about the heat. I have been blog surfing and many have been complaining of lethargy, sleepless nights and sore throats. Well, I know something that loves the hot weather .... and that is bread dough. I must be getting out of my own lazy lethargic state. As I was on my way home yesterday, I have already made up my mind to try make buns when I got back.

First thing to do was to dig up the recipe from Aunty Yochana again for her roti kaset. I did this previously using the bread machine and the results were pretty good and I was happy with it. However, this time, I decided that I will not use the bread machine and to use manual labor instead (not by choice as I do not have those heavy duty mixer, only a hand mixer which I think will not be able to handle this type of dough). Hence, it was a hand made dough this time and it took much longer to get the results. By the time the buns were ready, it was almost 11:30pm. The meat buns were a little too tanned.... but this I blame it on Astro TV. Was too engrossed with a show on tv that I forgot to watch the buns :(.... never mind lah.. what to do.. an amateur is an amateur.

The results were 5 red beans buns....

and 8 meat buns.

Will let 2 test bunnies have a go at it to later. Ate 2 meat buns and a bean bun myself and I do feel that there is a very obvious difference with making the dough by hand and making the dough with the bread machine. The texture is much better with the manual labored bread. I'll wait for my test bunnies to comment on it later ;).

The bread dough recipe has been reproduced below to convenient those who would like to try it.


130g of cold water
2 large eggs
75g of shortening (or margarine)
300g of Bread flour (sieved)
100g of Plain flour (sieved)
20g of milk powder
1tsp salt
75g of sugar
11g of Instant Yeast

The method is exactly as that posted in Aunty Yochana's blog with some slight amendments.

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the bread dough together except the margarine and salt.
  2. After 10 mins of kneading, add in salt and margarine and continue kneading for another 5 mins or till a pliable dough is formed. Dough must be soft and not rubbery. Rest dough for 45 mins.
  3. Weigh and divide into 12 pieces of dough. Roll into round balls and let it rest for 10 mins.
  4. Wrap up the dough with preferred fillings. Let it rest for 45 mins.
  5. Glaze with beaten egg. Bake at 180C for about 25 mins.
  6. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
This is the texture of the buns....

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twosuperheroes said...

What did u put inside the meat buns, Y? I can't make out from the pic... :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

i put in char siew (BBQ pork) but you can substitute that with BBQ chicken.. just as yummy. You are going to make some supe S ??

dcyk said...

i going to eat them now will let u know later how the result is, the pantry is filled with ppl can't get my cuppa tea :(

dcyk said...

ok i comment again, I LUP your Red Bean Bun, i sprinkle a bit of water on top of the buns and put into the microwave ting for 30 second, then eat, soft soft nice nice warm warm and your red bean paste is WUNDERFUL!!!!!

can open shop lo!!

YozoraNiteSky said...

so glad you like the bun :). i must thank aunty yochana for the bun recipe and as for the bean paste.. haha.. that one is chun yip's ready-made paste. nice to eat and so convenient for me :)

babe_kl said...

i have to say the texture is finer compared to your machine made one. well done!!! this recipe is definitely a must keep ;-)

YozoraNiteSky said...

yup yup babe.. this is definitely going to be kept, together with the choc cheesecake, loh mai kai, woo tou ko and many more to come :)

twosuperheroes said...

wah...I can't bake, Y.. Hahahha... You really should consider opening a bakery lah in the long run.. :p So many fans already! Haha.

YozoraNiteSky said...

oh supes..thanks for your vote of confidence. my journey is still long to become as good as some of the food bloggers who have really inspired me.. maybe in 10 years time, i can be really as good as them :)

JeromeFo令狐冲 said...

Omgz..good shot of those buns pics
First time see red beans buns. So cute with all the " Ji ma " on top of it.

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi jeromefo..thank you for dropping in. i like red beans a lot.. whether it is in sweet soup (tong shui) or inside buns and pows :)