Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Red Bean Buns

It has been quite some time since I baked breads and buns. I have been putting it off as the thought of handling stubborn sticky dough keeps me away from it. And I don't want to leave it in a bread machine to bake too. And more excuses like making ice creams and cakes and muffins, which are easier for me to handle.

Making breads is no easy task for me. So far, none of the breads really satisfy me. I still think there's something lacking, I couldn't get very very soft breads just like those bought from the bakeries. Could it be because bakeries use additives which made the breads softer? But I guess it is most probably due to my bad skills in kneading the bread. Though with the help of a bread machine, the dough still comes out sticky and I have no idea how to knead it to the right stage.


But with a 不服输 attitude (refuse to admit losing), I made the Red Bean Buns from 孟老師的100道麵包. The sticky problem improves a bit. I have left the lid of the bread machine open during kneading, use cold water and eggs. It's definitely less sticky than the last time. Wrapping the fillings is a challenge for me too. One of the buns had red beans leaking out. Inexperience... I also tried plaiting the bread like what Happy Homebaker did. Of course, hers look much better mine. :)


However, I'm still unsatisfied with the softness of the bread. That will be my next challenge.

Recipe can be found in My Home Kitchen's blog. Hers looks great too!

12 comments:

  1. Hi SSB, Your red bean buns look great , just like a profeessional would make them.

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  2. Wow!!! These buns look great!!! I love the flowery patterns... so prof leh.... :p

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  3. Maybe the texture might not be soft enough but they look incredibly good, like those you buy outside. I'm not sure I can make mine like those.

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  4. Hi SSB,

    You may want to try out the sweet bread recipe from Baking Mum, the bread is really soft and the texture is very good. Alternatively another way for soft bread is to go for Hokkaido Milk Load, but shape them into buns. :) hope this helps

    Cindy

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  5. Hi JY, anonymous, Ellena, SIG, thanks all of you for the kind words. Not professional lah, I only pick the better looking ones to take photo, that's why... Hehe...

    Hi Cindy, thank you so much for the recommendation. I really want to look for one good bread recipe that is soft and fluffy. I will try them out in future. Great thanks! :)

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  6. Absolutely beautiful compared to mine

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  7. Thanks Fanny! Yours are great too! :)

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  8. Hi SSB,

    Wow,these buns look great.. I agree with ellena...look done by a pro :) great job

    Regards,

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  9. Thanks Elinluv, I'm just lucky only. It was pretty ugly before sending into the oven. Hehe...

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  10. it looks great. It is home baked. That's the difference! :)Keep it up!

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  11. Thanks! I'm a follower of your blog. :)

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