Yeast Breads

Chocolate Swirl Steamed Buns (Mantou)

After making steamed buns with purple sweet potatoes, my children demanded chocolate ones. This time I lengthened my dough by rolling it thinly in order to create a bigger spiral pattern. I didn’t bother taking pictures during the process as it was pretty much the same as before. Please visit my previous post, Purple Sweet…… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl Steamed Buns (Mantou)

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Whole Wheat Sausage Buns (Poolish Starter)

I saw beautiful photos of puffy Hong Kong bakery-style sausage buns from my baking buddy’s social media site recently. I couldn’t wait to try it myself after consulting her for tips and advice. My way to prepare these buns was to divide my dough in portions and then shape each of them into long ropes.…… Continue reading Whole Wheat Sausage Buns (Poolish Starter)

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Purple Sweet Potato Swirl Steamed Buns (Mantou)

My younger son likes to eat plain Chinese steamed buns (mantou) recently. I made some with purple sweet potato for him last week and it took me three trials to get them right. 小兒子最近很愛吃饅頭,上星期EC以紫薯作了些饅頭給他吃,但試了三次才成功。 My first failure urged me to purchase a bamboo steamer. My pan wasn’t deep enough so when I saw the buns…… Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Swirl Steamed Buns (Mantou)

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Whole Wheat Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method)

Just made a whole wheat sandwich loaf a couple of days ago. I sliced the loaf with the aid of a bread slicer which held the bread knife in place. I was glad that the slices were pretty neat and evenly sized. 幾天前做了全麥吐司,更用了麵包切片器輔助穩定麵包刀,切得很整齊平均,實在不錯呢! This was a 70% hydration dough as whole wheat flour took up…… Continue reading Whole Wheat Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method)

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Bear-Shaped Chinese Steamed Buns (Mantou)

During my vacation in February I tried several kinds of steamed buns in Taipei. Since then I’ve developed an interest in Chinese steamed buns. These hot, soft and airy buns are just too good whether stuffed or plain! When we order steamed buns at the dim sum restaurant, my kids (and myself) always get very…… Continue reading Bear-Shaped Chinese Steamed Buns (Mantou)

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Hokkaido Milk Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method)

A couple of days ago my younger son suddenly said to me, “Mommy, can I have the bread you made that is very soft?” so here I baked this Hokkaido milk bread again. I employed the tangzhong method here as it made the bread so pillowy and fluffy. A dough made with tangzhong could trap…… Continue reading Hokkaido Milk Pain de Mie (Tangzhong Method)