It's been ages I've bake a proper bread! I seldom bake bread as I do not have proper mixer to knead the dough, that means I've to use my bare hands instead! To me bread making is so much more challenging & tricky than baking a cake ^-^. The time consume in resting & proofing the dough also steer me off . What if the bread turns out hard rock after spending so much time on kneading & proofing?! waste effort, time & ingredient...hahaha...
Recently I've bought a recipe book on Chinese Buns (steam bun, fried buns etc...) I study the book and find it quite simple and fuss free so decided to test out one of the recipe inside :D heee luckily the little buns did not turn out hard as rock!
Recipe source : 包好吃 Chinese Buns
Ingredient (16 buns)
- 300gm Hong Kong Flour
- 5gm instant yeast
- 5gm baking powder
- 70gm sugar
- 20gm butter, soften
- 120ml water
- 16pcs ham
- 1 small egg, lightly beaten
- Place flour, yeast, baking powder, sugar & butter into a mixing bowl. Mix lightly with hands till butter is combined with the flour mixture.
- Pour in water gradually and mixing at the same time with hands. (hands will be slightly messy, but do not worry :)) Knead till smooth for about 10mins.
- Divide dough into 30gm each. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangular shape. Place ham over and roll up like a swiss roll. Using a dough scrapper, makes criss-cross patterns on the surface. Leave to rest for 30mins.
- Brush the rolls with beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 25-30mins until golden brown.
I'm submitting this recipe to Aspiring Bakers #8 - Bread Seduction hosted by Sweetylicious