Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Steamed Black Sesame Butterfly Buns


Gosh! Can't believe that I've neglected my blog for more than 2 months !! Sorry for me MIA  but I was really  busy & lazy at the same time  (more to laziness though) . LOL  Time sure flies & it's about time I get back into track  ! So lets begin with this  lovely butterfly shape chinese steamed buns that I wanted to share with you all today  .  I was quite amazed when I spotted this recipe at Recettes d'un Chinoise's blog .  Finally I've made ... Yeah ! Very pleased with the outcome & so very yummy too . 



Steamed Black Sesame Butterfly Buns

Ingredients yields about 10 buns
150g cake or pastry flour (T45)
2g instant yeast
80 to 90 ml of warm water or warm milk
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ground black sesame
A pinch of salt

Method:

1) In a small bowl add warm water & yeast . Stir well to dissolve & let stand till foamy for about 10 to 15 mins .

2) In a  mixing bowl combine flour ,sugar, the salt . Gradually stir in yeast mixture to make a soft smooth dough . Divide the dough into 2 portion & add ground sesame in one of the portion . Knead till well combined . Place in a greased  bowl & cover with damp tea towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm room till it doubled in size , about 1 hours.

3) On a clean surface , roll both dough into  rectangles, one overlaying the other.
Roll up them up together to form a  a swiss roll &  leave 1-2 cm edge at the end, this will make the antennae of the butterfly (as shown in the picture below) .


4) Cut the roll into 1 cm thick slices . To make the butterfly form, joined or stick  2 slices together as shown below . 


5) Using a chopstick or a skewer to pinch the center to form a butterfly .   Repeat with the remaining dough   & cover with tea towels or plastic wrap in a warm room for 20 mins . Steamed them on medium heat for 15 mins . Serve them warm

 Voila! 






** Linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event organized by Bake For Happy Kids & MyLittle Favorite D I Y. This month’s host is Domestic Goddess Wannabe & her theme is FLOUR  .  By the way , I’ll be hosting next month’s Little Thumbs Up event & my theme is APPLE .  So do join in the fun & share some of your favourite apple recipes with us .



22 comments:

  1. Love these little buns so effect, would never have thought you made them in a similar way to pinwheel biscuits - so clever.

    Oh and I find a little laziness very therapeutic!

    Glad to see you posting again.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  2. Those look absolutely perfect!

    Blessings, Catherine.

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  3. Oh, that was such a lovely buns..almost everyone like butterflies...and that would get those children to eat this steamed buns as well as to admire them first.

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  4. wow! i love your butterfly buns!!!! they are so lovely

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  5. Kit,

    this is so innovative and these buns are beautiful made.. Looks very soft & fluffy ^^

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  6. Hi Kit,
    I miss you :) glad to see you in action.
    Oh!! These are such pretty butterfly steam buns.
    Can I drop by for tea later? :p
    mui

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  7. Hi Kit, This is so beautiful and I am sure your children are giggling away eating this fabulous steamed butterfly buns. Can see that the buns are very soft and fluffy too. Thanks for sharing, Kit and warmest regards :)

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  8. They are just adorable. Love the method. Glad to see you back, Kit!

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  9. Kit, these butterfly buns are so adorable!
    p.s in the method, you mentioned 6 tbsp sugar, but in the ingredient was just 1 tbsp...(In a mixing bowl combine flour beat 6 tbsp of sugar, the salt . )

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  10. Oh that's really beautiful! Looks so soft too! Yum!

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  11. Hi Kit,
    Glad to see you back on track! Been missing your posts and your lovely flowers! And the roses are simply beautiful!
    Steamed buns can even look this cute!
    Sedaplicious, with a cup of hot kopi-O!

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  12. These are just perfect - so perfect! I love them!

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  13. I would love to have these for tea and that's a lovely Chinese tea cup.

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  14. Hi Kit,

    Welcome back to blogging!

    I miss all your pretty bakes... and here, we have your pretty sesame butterfly buns!!! Clap! Clap! Clap!

    Zoe

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  15. Kit, your butterfly buns are really cute hah..hah...I wouldn't have the heart to eat them :)

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  16. I have been a bit absent myself too. But what a good come back with these lovely little butterflies.

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  17. Hi Kit, I have just one word for you - BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  18. These buns are beautiful. They sound tasty too.

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  19. They are so pretty and they do look like real butterflies!

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  20. Kit , laziness ?! I can relate lol How's your gorgeous garden nowadays ? Love these butterfly buns , so pretty and cute ! Yummy flavor , too !

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  21. Glad to see you back in the groove. Hv been missing you n wondered if you went on long vac somewhere.. Your butterfly buns look so cute n soft.. Nice

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  22. These are so beautiful and the dough part looks dead easy too. Not sure about shaping the butterflies, but I might give it a try.

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