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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

PUMPKIN BROWN SUGAR BUNS

This is a very popular steamed bun dough recipe which I noticed several blogger friends have tried and shared.  By chance, I came across the similar recipe in a food magazine [sorry, can't remember which one].  
These buns are very soft, fluffy and light.  I have made them into croissant shape with a sprinkle of brown sugar inside.  I wouldn't mind making these again especially when I'm not in the mood to prepare any pau fillings...  Fast and easy, lol.
Ingredients
[makes 16 buns]
250 gm pau flour - sifted
20 gm wheat flour
50 gm icing  sugar
50 gm pumpkin puree
100 ml water 
1/2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp instant yeast
1 tbsp shortening 
some brown sugar
Using a Dough Mixer or Hand Knead
  1. Combine all the ingredients [except shortening] in a mixing bowl.  Knead until soft [about 5-10 minutes].  Then add in the shortening, continue to knead until soft, smooth and elastic.  
  2. Shape into a ball and cover to rest for about 30 minutes or until double in size.
  3. Punch down dough and remove dough to a floured surface, divide into 2 round balls.   Take one portion, roll into a rectangle, then cut into tall triangles.  Sprinkle some brown sugar on each triangle.
  4. Roll up each triangle into a croissant.  Place on parchment or greased proof  paper in the steaming tray.
  5. Leave to prove for 20-30 minutes or until double in size.
  6. Steam over high heat for 10 minutes in a steamer.  Off heat and leave paus for a further 3 minutes before uncovering to cool on rack. This is to prevent wrinkle, rough skin [sometimes  they may be a little wrinkle - probably because of proofing time but the texture is unaffected].
    Serve immediately or reheat before serving.
I'm sharing this post with Aspiring Bakers#31 - Bao Ho-Chiak -  May 2013 event hosted by Miss B of everybodyeatswell in Flanders.

8 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, these buns are sure to be nice to eat!

Jeannie Tay said...

Look so soft and fluffy!

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
Your buns looks so pretty.
Must be really delish!!

mui

Chef and Sommelier said...

They look like croissants! The steamed version!

kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, yes they are nice but not very filling to the stomach. Have to eat more if its for breakfast.

kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, these buns are soft and very light.

kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, still room for improvement. The lazy bug was with me when I started making them. The size varies.

kimmy said...

Hi Alvin, yes the steamed and healthy version of 'croissants'. I loved croissants but dare not make them cos' it really can increase your cholesterol levels.

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