Monday, July 03, 2006

Basic Pandan Buns

For Pei:



Basic Sweet Bun Dough recipe by Gina from Kitchencaper:

2 3/4 cup bread flour
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp. bread improver
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbp. milk powder
1 Tbp. instant yeast
1/2 cup sugar

1 egg
220ml cold water
1 tsp. pandan paste (I added)

1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. bread softener (optional)

Method (My way):

1. Add everything in according to your breadmaker manual. Turn on the dough function and let the breadmaker do the work.

2. When done, take the dough out, give it a few kneads and cut it and shape it whatever you like. For the above bun shape, roll the dough in cylinder shape, cut out individual portion, roll it into ball and place it on a square or circle baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Note: You can add any filling you like at this point as well.

3. When finished placing the balls of dough in the baking pan, leave some space in between for it to prove.  Cover with plastic wrap and let it proves for 45-60 mins depending on the temperature of your room (or double in size). It is faster if you let it proves under the sun.

4. When double in size, brush the top with milk or egg wash (sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like) and bake in the preheated 375'F oven for 10-12 mins. Or until golden brown on top. When warm from the oven, brush the top with some honey/maple syrup (like my picture above) to give it some shine.

5. Cool on wire rack and can be kept in the air-tight container and stay soft up to 4 days.

The variety of buns you can make from this is endless, try plain buns, green tea buns, chocolate buns, cinnamon buns, strawberry buns, mixed colors buns, etc.

Happy baking and experimenting!! :)

17 comments:

jadepearl said...

Your buns look so soft and yummy! Yar lor...suddenly when I log-in and wanted to post a new post, I noticed that some of my html script gone liao...so, some of my links also gone liao lor...hopefully I managed to recovered all...

Tazz said...

Looks like you having alot of fun making buns. :P

Barb said...

So good, But if I ate all of the good stuff I would not be able to do stuff.

Doin Stuff

Precious Moments said...

Your bread always looks so delicious. I wish I can bake some like yours too. yum

evan said...

hi just bloghopping. your buns look really yummy! in fact i tried making buns a few times and i find kneading the dough too tiring. yours look good tho'. keep up the good work! take care~

Little Corner of Mine said...

Jp,
Ic..hope you manage to recover all, if not some of it also better than none. Sorry that happened to you.

Tazz,
Yeah, I think I'm in making buns in breadmaker mood. :P

Precious Moments,
Thank you. I'm sure you will be because you made beautiful tarts, cakes and cupcakes.

Evan,
Thank you. Maybe it's time to invest in a breadmaker. :P

buzzbuzz said...

Thank heavens for breadmakers!!!! :) I like the idea of strawberry buns...

jadepearl said...

We learn... :) Wah, 26 weeks PG already?! Time flies hor! Have you got all the stuff ready yet?

jadepearl said...

what to do....we learn, yes we learn lor! :)
Wah, your only have 98 days to go only. Bought everything already?
TC!!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Buzzbuzz,
If you try it first, show me the picture and let me know the result. ;)

Jp,
But 98 days still seem very far away leh. I have all the stuff already except one thing that I would like to get for this baby. A Fisher Price bouncer (still have to convince my hubby though)! Oh and a lanolin cream for myself. Hehehe..

pei2 said...

Thank you very much for the recipe. My son loves pandan sweet bread. I may put stuff some coconut fillings in the bread. Just like those sell in Malaysia. Yummy! Yummy! Anyway I can e-mail you? want to chat abt the kids. My son abt same age as Evy.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Pei2,
You're welcome! Sure you can e-mail me, give me your e-mail address and I can e-mail you?

Amrita said...

hey belacan. Made these today!!!

I think next time I will add a bit more sugar...it kind of stuck to the parchment paper though...I really dunno why....I added some raisins to it and glazed with maple syrup..thanks

Little Corner of Mine said...

Amrita,
Glad you like it. Oh, the buns will stuck to the parchment paper, you just peel it off. Just that by using the parchment paper, the buns won't stuck to the pan. It's hard to get the buns out of the pan without breaking the buns.

I wanted to add raisin too, but no raisin in my pantry, need to go buy some liao.

peitempo said...

Thank you for the recipe and tips, finally a success after 3rd attempt, now I definitely know that punching down the dough is a must-must.

Anonymous said...

HI, where can i find bread improver in New York?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Anon, no idea! I got my supply from Malaysia. Sorry!