Thursday, April 14, 2011

Red Bean Buns II

I don’t give up easily when come to cooking and baking. If I don’t get it right the first time I will try cooking and baking it again until I am satisfy with the results. I baked these buns not too long ago and many of you mistaken it as some type of pastry and I don’t blame you at all. It does look more like pastry than buns ha ha… anyway, I made this again but this time I change the recipe a little bit and it turn out perfect. What do you think? It looks better than the previous one?


200 gram bread flour
50 gram flour
30 gram sugar
¼ tsp salt
30 gram milk powder
1 ½ tsp yeast
1 egg
40 gram butter
115-130 ml water (more or less)
A few drop of pandan paste (optional)


200g red bean paste (divide into 8 portions)
some cherries or sesame seeds for decoration

1. Mix ingredients for dough except butter in a mixer until smooth. (if you're making pandan flavor you can add in the paste at this stage) Add in the butter and continue to knead until smooth and elastic.
2. Place the dough into a clean bowl and cover with cling wrap to proof for 60 minutes or double in size.
3. Divide the dough into 8 portions and round them into small balls. Then fill the dough with red bean and shape it into smooth balls. Let the dough proof for 15 minutes.
3. Slightly flatten the dough and use a scissor to cut the edges into 8 flower pedals. Cover and proof again for 10 minutes.
4. Eggs wash the bread and garnish the top with cherry. Bake at 350 degree F preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I am submitting this bread to Yeastspotting


CaThY said...

Looks good :)

ann low said...

Gert, Your red bean buns look so pretty like flowers. I want to try this too :))

My Little Space said...

Gert, very cute looking gred bean buns! Yeah, we have to adjust the ingredients most of the time especially yeast. Because different branding gives different result. Glad you did it this round.:o) Have a great day.

lena said...

hi gert, so i think this time you didnt have any problems proving the buns, right? the shape is still as beautiful and no more pastry like!!

Unknown said...

They look fabulous to me

Jeannie said...

Too pretty to eat! I like the green ones:D

mycookinghut said...

Nice!! Another great bake!

Shereen said...

The first one does not look good,meh?They look fine to me.
But this second batch look mo cantik la..tembam..hehehe.You make so many can eat finish kah?

Your #1 Fan said...

So pretty. Even when I saw the first one you baked, I thought it was pretty too. =)

Cheah said...

Too pretty to be eaten! Just lovely!

j3ss kitch3n said...

beautiful bread!

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

Your bread looks awesome ! I like the green ones though, something very different. Don't think you can find that in bakeries outside !

hanushi said...

Beautiful... :) It is like a flower garden! :)

Elin said...

Gertrude..your buns looks like flowers. I am also like that...make again and again to make it perfect...and now your buns looks great :) Talking about buns and seeing yours makes me wanna bake some now....:p

Anonymous said...

hi, is this dough sticky n difficult to knead by hand cos i dont have a mixer?
Is this bun still soft the next day?
thks for helping. Belle

ICook4Fun said...

Cathy, thanks you.

Ann, thank you.

Kristy, I usually do especially the amount of water when it comes to bread making.

Lena, I think the last time the yeast went to sleep :)

Jennifurla, thank you.

Jeannie, me too before the baking :)

Leemei, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, no very good. Too penyet. Tak banyak lah. Each batch makes 8 biji saja. The penyet one I made over 2 months ago.

Jet, thank you. You are too kind :)

Cheah, thank you.

Jess, thanks.

Joyce, I am not too sure about that. Over here we definitely can't find the pandan flavor bread.

Hanushi, ha ha..

Elin, me too especially when it comes to bread.

Belle, you can knead this dough with hand. Just adjust the liquid accordingly when you knead by hand.

The Sweetylicious said...

look nice and yummy! (: (:

Zurin said...

These are my hubs favourite kuih. Thanks for posting.I shd make it for him one day :))) It looks so delicious and colourful.

qiting93 said...

I think you forgot the butter in your recipe! :D