fat cat steamed wholemeal red bean bun (with shaping instructions) 肥猫全麦豆沙包 (^・o・^)ノ”

IMG_6021taking a brief break from the CNY goodies baking today because i need to clear out my fridge… ₍₍ ◝(・ω・)◟ ⁾⁾

Recipe adapted and translated from Qi Qi in the House

Ingredients (makes six 60g buns)

IMG_6018180g hong kong flour (all purpose flour is fine)
20g wholemeal flour
3g instant dry yeast
pinch of salt
100g fresh milk
35g caster sugar
1tbsp lard
3/4 tsp double action baking powder

240g red bean filling (divided into 6 portions of 40g)

Directions

IMG_6020- mix all ingredients (EXCEPT BAKING POWDER) and knead for 8-10 mins till you get a soft and non-sticky dough
- allow to proof in room temperature till double in size (around 1 hour)
- mix baking powder with 1 tsp of water and dissolve. add it to the above dough and knead till well incorporated
- rest dough for 15 mins
- divide dough to 6 equal portions (60g each) , shape into a ball and roll into a disc. place filling and seal seams
- place buns into steamer and allow to proof for 45 mins
- steam buns on medium-high heat for 15 mins
- once time is up, do not open lid immediately. allow buns to sit in it for a while as a rush of cold air will cause the bun to wrinkle

Personal notes:

IMG_6016- i halved the recipe and make six 30g buns
- shape cat according to following diagrams after placing filling and sealing seams

NA201401061531320067-02-091000000punch a dimple on both sides of the dough

NA201401061531570090-02-091000000“affix” pinchful of dough into the dimples and make impressions on the ear with fondant modelling tools

NA201401061532230045-02-091000000next, use the base of a large piping tip to make quarter circles as impressions for the eyes

NA201401061532420026-02-091000000this is what you should get

NA201401061533090086-02-091000000make a small dent on the face

NA201401061533320036-02-091000000… and place a red bean on the dent. this will form the nose. i’d have used azuki bean instead of raw red bean but i ran out of it

NA201401061533540038-02-091000000finally, draw expressions with cocoa batter (mix egg yolk with a tsp of cocoa powder) using a toothpick

IMG_6024… it’s dim sum time (≚ᄌ≚)ℒℴѵℯ❤

Pollution index: 70 (good)



Categories: Dim Sum

14 replies

  1. Really really artistic! Who would have thought to shape an ordinary bun into such lovely and tempting looking buns! Thanks so much for sharing the steps to create fat cats.

  2. 很可爱哦!!
    对着我笑,不舍得吃咧 ^^

  3. 好可爱的小猫咪喔。。
    我看到你的美丽手指了,难怪捏出来的面包也这么美。。^_^

  4. Aww. Bravo! very creative. I am going to try this. Do you have a good egg custard filling recipe?

  5. 师傅,肥猫看了面包也想吃呢!

  6. So creative!! Luv it!

  7. Are making this kitty cat bun for me because Im Mel Mel mah….!! You kitty cat sure is a fat chubby one and I love it too! Chomp….chomp…chomp

  8. 这肥猫沙包吃了是否会变肥猫样的身材呢? 嘻嘻..

  9. 好口爱哦!A Fat cat bun with a cup of coffee, just nice for my supper!! hehe…

  10. 包子都会这样可爱,大开眼界。

  11. Wow! You are very good at shaping buns into animals, love your step by step photos:D

  12. Smiling cat dimsum! How lovely!
    I will clean my fridge after CNY! Now, got no time!
    Have a great weekend!

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