Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ham Buns

Nothing beats the joy of making buns especially when it turned out nice and to your expectation :) . Another mission accomplished ! Another item off my To-Do List ! I guess I will be contented as long as I have something to bake and to blog about  (“,)

I created this blog for two purposes…one, to leave behind a baking journal for my Piggies and for them to come here and see what I have been doing in my kitchen daily and two, to share with friends and readers as I journey through the successes and failures of my baking experiences. I always practice the principle of - good things must be shared ! (“,) And I want to share this Ham Buns recipe by Aimee with you guys...a deliciously soft and fragrant bun :))

Ham Buns - adapted from My Baking Cottage

300 g bread flour
24 g milk powder
3 g bread improver (may be omitted)
150 g water
3 g instant yeast
20 g caster sugar
3 g salt
30 g egg + extra for egg wash
30 g butter
Handful of spring onions, chopped
1 tsp canola/olive oil
dash of pepper
10 slices of picnic ham (square shape)


  1. Sift flour, milk powder and bread improver (if adding).
  2. Combine sifted ingredients with the rest of the ingredients (except butter) and mix to form a dough (Do not allow salt to come into direct contact with the yeast).
  3. Add in softened butter and continue mixing with your dough hook (knead if you do not have a stand mixer) until the dough becomes smooth, shiny, elastic and pass thewindowpane test.
  4. Place dough in a bowl, let it proof for about 60 minutes, or until double in size.
  5. Punch out the gas, and divide the dough into 10 equal potions, each about 60 g. Let it rest for 20 minutes.
  6. Roll each dough into a square the size of the picnic ham.
  7. Place the ham on the dough, and roll it (swiss roll style).
  8. Cut the rolled dough with ham wrapped inside into 5 equal portions (do not cut through entirely).
  9. Twist and turn the dough to form a shape of a flower (it looks prettier with the ham facing upwards).
  10. Let shaped dough proof for another 50 minutes or until double in size.
  11. Mixed chopped spring onions with oil and pepper.
  12. Brush pproofed dough with beaten egg, sprinkle spring onions on top.
  13. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.


  1. thanks...will be trying out this recipe LOL

    1. yea, you must try this out and I am sure Small Kucing will love it :)