Monday, 30 December 2013

Chinese Sweet Potato Custard Buns 獨家秘製奶皇包 Josephine's Recipes Episode 68



















(Servings for 2 – 4)

It depends on how much you want to make the buns, 4 large or 8 medium to small sized steamed buns, it's up to you. Just follow this step-by-step recipe carefully and make your own Happiness is Homemade. You’ll be rewarded with comforting, super soft, fluffy, chewy and tasty Chinese steamed buns. Smile. Cook. Eat. Love » be delicious!

Ingredients:
Steamed Buns Dough: 
(A)
2 cups plain flour
4 tsp sugar
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp instant dry yeast
(Allinson Easy Bake Yeast)
1 cup warm milk (250ml)
should be under 38°c

Method (A):
1) Pour a glass of cold milk and put the milk in a microwave to heat it up about 26 seconds.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and yeast mix well, sit in the oven (26°c degrees) for about 20 minutes
or until bubbles arise.
2) In a large bowl, add plain flour, 3 teaspoon of sugar, 2 teaspoon oil.
Add the (1) yeast mixture to the flour and mix together with your spoon.
3) Transfer the soft and sticky dough on a clean, floured work surface then knead
well for 5 minutes. Covered with a plastic wrap and wet clothes. The fermentation usually takes about an hour, winter time is should be takes more longer. The dough should rise until it is puffy, and double or triple in sized.

Filling:
(B)
2 tbsp butter
(Lurpak butter slightly salted 100g)
2 large sweet potatoes
5 tbsp full cream milk powder
2 tbsp brown or white sugar
2 tbsp condensed milk

Method (B):
1) Heat the butter in a middle large saucepan over low heat, Add diced sweet potatoes and slowly cook until soft.
2) Add 4 tbsp milk powder, 2tbsp brown sugar, and 2 tbsp condensed milk, stirring and well blended. To boil over medium low heat and Simmer until soft or about 35 minutes. It's depends how large you cut your sweet potatoes into chunks.
3) Remove from heat, set aside and leave to cool in the refrigerator or if you want the ‘’filling paste’’came out super smooth, you can pour into a blender and puree until smooth.

Method (C):
1) Sprinkle some flour on the board surface so the dough won't be sticky and stuck when you knead it. Cut into 4-5 pieces, roll each piece of dough into a ball, then roll it up like a snail, and roll each
portion into a thin circle.Shape each in round balls, then roll into a circle with a rolling pin, with edges thinner than the middle.Wrap a spoonful ‘’filling’’ inside, pinch seam tightly.
2) Place on a greased baking sheet and turn up the edges of the base.
Transfer to a steamer, covered for 5 minutes.
3) Add cold water into steamer, steam buns over medium-high heat for 20 minutes. Rest another 5 minutes.

Notes:
1) Everyone's microwave is different. PLEASE UNDERSTAND YOUR MICROWAVE!
2) For the warm milk, when you take the cold milk on your fridge, simply to put in microwave and heat for 26 to 30 seconds (Under 38°c).
3) That is so perfect to put the sugar and yeast together and sit in the oven should be under 38°c  for 20 minutes or until bubbles arise.
4) The dough can be used to make ‘’Mantou’’ for any shaped you like.It’s a kind of steamed bread.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk


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