Monday, July 28, 2008
It has been quite a while since I last thought of making some sweet buns. So, I told myself that I shall be making one to make my life complete..hehe..
Seriously, this is soft and fluffy..gobbled it up when it came out of the oven and had only these few to show...Thanks to mamafami,CMG and others,..I made this with a sweet ending..
A good base - the rest is up to your creativity and dangerous appetite..(wink)
Dough - (I adjusted a bit)
300g bread flour
100g hongkong flour
100g castor sugar
1 tbsp bread improver
1/4 tsp salt
11g instant yeast
1 egg - slightly beaten
Mix the above till it forms an inital dough. I used the dough hook of my Kitchen Aid. To this, add
1 tbsp - softened butter
1 tbsp - vegetable shortening
Knead about 8 - 10 mins till it becomes a soft pliable dough. Rest for 10 mins, covered with kitchen towel. Next, shape into 40g balls.(Yes, I weighed them).
Do the works - filling, shaping and whatsoever at this stage. Then rest for abt 1 hr till it doubles in size. I added red bean paste (ready bought) into the balls, shape it nicely, brush the top with egg white and sprinkled some sesame seeds. Place your bread on greased pan.
Bake in a preheated 200 degrees oven for about 12 mins( it depends on your oven. Adjust if necessary). I brush mine with softened butter immediately after I took them out of the oven. Cool on rack.