I woke up at 5am this morning to make this black sesame steamed bun for our breakfast LOL! I know many of you will think that I am crazy... best time to sleep in till 6 am...the problem is this recipe has been in my to do list for a very long time and suddenly I have the craze to try this out for breakfast this morning. I have never eaten a steamed bun other then a pau , most of the time , buns are baked in the oven :) This recipe is from the book - Baked & Steamed Bun by Daniel Choong that I acquired some time back and have bookmarked to make this for our breakfast and I am so happy that I finally made it and guess what ? It was one beautifully textured & healthy bun that I have eaten so far. Sesame flavored and I tweaked it by adding fillings for WB. Many of you would have read and known from my other blog that he is a meat eater so I added chicken sausages for him and crab filaments for myself :p Gave some to Claire for her breakfast :))) The recipe is for plain black sesame steamed buns with no fillings.
This is a very simple and easy to make steamed bun , I read and calculate how long it takes to make these buns and since it will take about an hour to make them from scratch to the end , I set my alarm for wake up call earlier by an hour , thus 5am would be just nice for me . WB will have hot buns for his breakfast and Claire will be happy to chew on these buns too. Hot and fresh from Elin's kitchen, who doesnt want :p The steps are so simple and many of you can make this for your school going kids but if you want to sleep in longer then you can make this the nite before and warm them up in your microwave oven for 20 secs. It is as good as they just came out of the steamer. The rest of the pictures are for drooling ^ * . Seriously , you must make this for your family ....even my friend Claire says it is good :p
Black Sesame Steamed Bun ( adapted from Baked & Steamed Bun - Daniel Choong )
( Printable Recipe )
325 gm low protein flour ( superfine flour )
45 gm sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp instant yeast
20 gm corn oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
45 gm black sesame seeds - toasted
145 gm water
Mix well yeast with water until yeast is totally dissolved.
Mix well with all other ingredients. Knead to form soft dough. Cover and leave to rest for 30 mins.
Cut into 12 portions. Each portion 50 gm. roll into balls and rest for 5 mins.
Flatten the dough and roll into long shape. Roll up from one end to the other end. Place it onto a piece of greaseproof paper and rest for 15 mins.
Place into the preheat steamer and steam over medium heat for 8 mins.
Enjoy and have a nice day !