Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sweet Potato Bun

I am so happy that I can finally kick start this new dessert corner of mine. I have been wanting to start a new space for my baking passion and this space here will be dedicated to all my bakes which I am going to go full swing LOL! Hopefully I get enough support from you all. Thank you to my Piggy Josh for designing the above header for me. I so LOOVVVEE it ! And this is my first bake for my dessert corner.....Sweet Potato Bun....I have not been making buns for the last few months...ahem almost a year if I am not mistaken but I am glad I have not lost touch on it. No bread machine ...just a pair of willing hands to knead and mold the dough into something light and fluffy...hardwork but worth every ounze of energy spent.

the final dough product that uses just the hands :)

I love the sweet color of  sweet potato blended into the
bread flour......mmmm yumm

I sat them nicely on the chiffon pan and it turned out like a christmas wreath...
a bun wreath.....beautiful !

the almond flakes are just for decoration and it did
turned out great...a  sweet delight !

 bread machine used but
just a pair of hands that turned the dough into something
light and fluffy....yummy :)

I find it challenging to make bread and buns without a bread machine.
It fills my heart with joy each time I knead the dough whilst praying
it will turn out great and each time I was not disappointed
 And now the craze is back again....I want to go on kneading..
each rhymatic movement is therapeutic and soothing to my soul.

Sweet Potato Bun 
( Printable Recipe )

Ingredients : Dough

20-30 ml fresh milk
1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
1 egg ( grade B)

250 gm high protein flour
15 gm milk powder
1/2 tsp salt
35 gm caster sugar
30 gm butter
200 gm sweet potato ( cooked & mashed)

Ingredients: Topping white sesame seed * I used almond flakes


Mix ingredients A together. Place ingredients B in a mixer with a dough hook attached. Blend till well mixed. Slowly add in ingredients A and blend till a soft dough is formed. Take out the dough and knead till it becomes light and not sticky for about 20 minutes.

Cover the dough with a damp cloth, leave it to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes or until double in size.

Divide dough into 10  equal portions ( 55 g each portion ) Shape into small balls to make buns. Line 5 portions on a pre-greased chiffon baking pan. 2 baking pans fit 10 portions in total. Leave the dough to prove for another 50 minutes or until double in size. 

( this recipe can makes 2 loaves of sweet Potato breads )

Brush the buns with egg wash to give a nice sheen. Sprinkle white sesames ( almond flakes ) on the top of the buns. Bake in a preheated oven at 200° C for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Have A Sweet Day !

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  1. wah...the piggies buns look so cute and eaterlicious...hahahaha... eh.. next time open shop , name it Piggies Rich.. but then one race wont be coming to savor it.. hahaha...

  2. So cute! When are you going to open shop? Your hands can turn out wonders!

  3. are cute :p

    Cheah....haha magic hands I have :)

  4. hi Elin.. congrats on the sweet delights!! will come by often ya.. :D take care.. oh YES, the piggy potatoes bread is great!

  5. Hi Cynthia...thanks :) Do drop by whenever u crave for something sweet :)