Thursday, October 1, 2015

Homemade Steamed Sweet Buns Recipe

I am Stella from Srilanka
  Steamed buns can be easily made with a variety of fillings. They’re shaped like a flower! Try this   recipe.

 250 grams bread flour
6 grams sugar
5 grams yeast, active dry
1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
130 millilitres water
1 teaspoon olive oil
75 millilitres treacle coconut
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 grams sugar
125 grams coconut desiccated
1 tablespoon chocolate candy for decorating
For the buns:
Sift the flour. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Mix well about 1 minute. Pour in olive oil and water. Mix well. Now clean your dry working surface and knead by hand about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 15 round lemon-sized balls.
Now take each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a disk (3-inch diameter and 1/4-inch thick).
To make the coconut filling, in a thick-bottomed pan, put coconut pani, cinnamon and sugar and bring to a boil (you need it to be around 100ºC degrees so use a thermometer). Then add the pani mixture to the desiccated coconut and mix well. Let cool.
Now place about 1 tablespoon of sweet coconut mixture in the middle of each disk. Next shape the dough into a ball shape. Set aside about five minutes. Using sharp scissors, snip the round edges of the dough off to form petals to shape it like a flower (see photo).
Now put the flower on top of oiled parchment paper or baking paper. Place flower buns in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes. When the flower buns are cooked, remove from the steamer and place on a dish.
After that, you can decorate the flower buns. Just place chocolate candy in the center of flower buns. I have done this in the photo above. 
Serve warm.




Colleen Santiago said...

I like the way it presented. I need to make a batch of these soon! Looks so yummy! Can't wait to try your recipe using the desiccated coconut I bought from

Anjali R Jith said...

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stella's recipe said...

Dear collen
Thank you very much your feed back.Try my recipe. Thank you.

stella's recipe said...

Dear Anjali
Thank you very much your feed back. Thank you.

ssvermi compost said...

Wow. Looking Beautiful. Yummy. Tasty. I like it...