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
Adapted from Recettes d’une Chinoise
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
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
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
** 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 .