Thursday, March 27, 2014

EZ Char Siew Buns

The first look at the name of this recipe didn't catch my attention at all as I thought it is the usual baked buns with char siew filling.   What makes me read on was the picture of the buns.  I saw some orange and green spots all over the buns.  Reading further, I realised that the char siew and spring onions were added during the kneading of the dough.  
Quite easy, just add everything together and you'll get a aromatic, savoury and sweet baked buns.  But I dare not add the char siew while kneading the dough cos' I was afraid the dough would be orange in colour [colour from the char siew], so I added it just before resting the dough.
These buns are very light, soft, fluffy and moist.  Nice buns that you can just munch it and definitely good with a cup of hot coffee.
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 77 with slight modifications
[makes 12 buns]
350 gm bread flour [I used 300gm bread flour + 50gm wholemeal flour]
50 gm sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp instant yeast
210-220 ml ice cold water
30 gm butter
100 gm char siew - chopped 
1 stalk spring onions - washed and chopped
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix and knead all the ingredients except butter, char siew and spring onions into a soft dough.
  2. Add in the butter and knead until the dough is smooth, soft and pliable.
  3. Add in char siew and spring onions and mix well.
  4. Shape into a dough and cover to rest for 1 hour.
  5. Divide dough into 2 equal parts.  Round up and divide each portion into 6 equal portions.
  6. Round up the dough into ball, lightly spray the top with water, then coat with sesame seeds.  Place onto prepared baking tray.
  7. Rest for 50 minutes or until double in size.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 12-15 minutes or until cooked.
  9. Remove and cool on wire rack.  
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Lite Home Bake said...

This is something special, Kimmy. I have never come across it before this, must be nice with spring onions, char siew and sesame seeds all around!

PH said...

Kimmy, this is interesting. Kneading the spring onions and char siew together with the dough is something I have not heard of before. Must be good that the yummy ingredients are spread all over the buns.

QembarDelites said...

Interesting buns Kimmy, first time I come across something like these! Looks soft and fluffy!

Kimmy said...

Hi Lite Home Bake, these buns are savoury, sweet in taste and has the fragrance of spring onions.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, these buns are tasty and very soft and fluffy. It's good.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, they are light, moist, soft and fluffy.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
These buns remind me of a chorizo bread which I made a while back!
And yes, these buns would be lovely with a cup of coffee or tea!
Thanks for sharing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, must check out your Chorizo bread. Would like to try.

Veronica's Kitchen said...

Hi Kimmy, I made the EZ char siew buns today. The buns are soft and fluffy. Thanks for sharing.

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, glad that you tried. Surprisingly soft and fluffy, very aromatic, too.