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
- In a mixing bowl, mix and knead all the ingredients except butter, char siew and spring onions into a soft dough.
- Add in the butter and knead until the dough is smooth, soft and pliable.
- Add in char siew and spring onions and mix well.
- Shape into a dough and cover to rest for 1 hour.
- Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Round up and divide each portion into 6 equal portions.
- Round up the dough into ball, lightly spray the top with water, then coat with sesame seeds. Place onto prepared baking tray.
- Rest for 50 minutes or until double in size.
- Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 12-15 minutes or until cooked.
- Remove and cool on wire rack.
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