Homemade Steamed Buns
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Homemade Steamed Buns

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Serves 15

These buns are very soft and delicious.You can adapt this bun recipe to your own taste. A kid-friendly recipe, they are shaped like a porcupine!

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Ingredients

  • * FOR THE BUNS:
  • * 250 grams Bread Flour
  • * 6 grams Sugar
  • * 5 grams Yeast, Active Dry
  • * 1/2 teaspoons Salt To Taste
  • * 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • * 130 milliliters Water
  • * _____
  • * FOR THE FILLING:
  • * 50 milliliters Coconut Pani Or Coconut Treacle
  • * 1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • * 1/2 teaspoons Sugar
  • * 100 grams Desiccated Coconut

Method

    1. Sift the flour. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Mix well about 1 minute. Pour in olive oil and water. Mix well. Now clean your dry working surface and knead by hand about 10 minutes.
    2. Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 15 round lemon-sized balls.
    3. Now take out each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a disk (2 1/2-inch diameter and 1/4-inch thick).
    4. To make the coconut filling, in a thick-bottomed pan, put coconut pani, cinnamon and sugar and bring to a boil (you need it to be around 100 C degrees so use a thermometer). Then add the pani mixture to the desiccated coconut and mix well. Let cool.
    5. Now place about 1 teaspoon of sweet coconut mixture in the middle of each disk. Roll into a ball. Next shape the dough into a oval shape. Using sharp scissors, snip the top of the dough to form prickles to shape it like a porcupine.
    6. Now put the porcupine on top of oil paper or baking paper. Place porcupine buns in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes. When the porcupine buns are cooked, remove from the steamer and place on a dish
    7. After that, you can decorate the porcupine buns with eyes, a mouth and whiskers. I have done so in the photo using food coloring for the eyes and mouth and coconut husk for the whiskers.
    8. Serve warm.
    9. Enjoy.

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