My kids asked me this morning if I can make some buns for them to bring to school tomorrow. As I still have some white lotus paste in my fridge, I agreed. I remembered seeing this very pretty flower shape mooncake somewhere before so I thought it may be a good idea to shape my buns into “flower”.
After making all the “flowers”, still have some dough left, so I just ask the kids to flatten the dough, put a ham in the middle and roll it up. J
Here is the recipe for the Basic Bread Dough taken from Bread Code with a slight modification.
500g high protein flour
1 tsp instant yeast
60g sugar (will increase next time as I prefer sweeter bread)
1 tsp (5g) Salt (I omitted as I used salted butter)
1 tsp (5g) milk powder (I replace this with soya milk powder)
- Put ingredients A in a mixer and blend at low speed for 1 min.
- Add ingredients B, blend for 1 min.
- Add ingredients C, blend at low speed for 1 min, then use medium speed to blend for 5 min until dough-like.
- Add ingredient D and continue to blend 10-15 mins till dough is shiny and springy (I didn’t use mixer so hand kneading will take about 30 mins)
- Use a wet towel to cover the dough and allow to leaven for 45mins till the dough doubled.
- Divide the bread dough into 40g and wrapped the white lotus paste, flatten and use a knife to cut out 5 openings.
- Place on baking paper, glazed with beaten egg and sprinkle some almond nuts in the center of the flower (additional step by me)
- Place into pre-heated oven, baked at 180 C for 20 mins.
- Cool on cooling rack.