Friday, May 18, 2012

Red Bean Buns

Sokehah Cheah | 11:33 AM | | |




Actually, this is supposed to be Matcha Green tea bun with red bean filling but since the green tea colour is not so distinct, I opt to name this as 'Red Bean Bun'.  On the bright side, although the colour is pale and hardly noticeable there's a tinge of green tea flavour and aroma.  I couldn't add in more than the 2 tsp of green tea powder as that was all I had left.  Nevertheless, these buns remained soft even after two days.
















Recipe for Red Bean Buns  (Makes 15 buns)

Ingredients

  • 300 gm high protein flour
  • 100 gm plain flour
  • 2 tsp green tea powder
  • 30 gm caster sugar
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1  tsp yeast
  • 260 ml milk
  • 30 gm butter
  • Red bean paste
  • Black sesame seeds  (optional)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten for egg wash
Method
  1. Sift flour, salt, and mix in the green tea powder  and yeast in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add milk gradually on low speed, scraping from the sides of the bowl and knead till dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add butter and knead till dough is elastic. Cover with a piece of damp cloth to prove in a warm place for 1.1/2 hours or till dough doubles in size.  Dough is ready for shaping when an indentation of a finger remains and the dough does not sink.
  4. Transfer dough onto a slightly floured surface, knock out some air, knead for a while and divide dough into 15 portions of 50 gm each.  Shape into balls.  Let dough rest for 15 mins.
  5. Flatten a piece of dough and wrap each piece with 2 tsp of red bean paste, place seams down on a paper lined 9 x 3 inch baking tray.  Cover with cloth and let rise for another 30 mins.
  6. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle on some sesame seeds if desired.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 15 mins.  Remove from oven to let cool on a wire rack. 
Recipe for Red bean paste

Ingredients
  • 500 gm red beans
  • 5 cups water
  • 200 gm palm sugar or granulated sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • Srewpine/ Pandan leaves.
Preparation
  1. Wash the red beans, soak in water for about 3 hours, rinse and drained.
  2. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil, add in the red beans and pandan leaves.
  3. Once boiling, lower heat and cover.
  4. When  half the amount of water has evaporated, check if the red beans are soft.  Discard the pandan leaves.  Stir in the palm sugar and salt.  Keep stirring.
  5. Turn off beat when the mixture has thickened.  Test to preferred sweetness.
  6. Leave to cool, then keep refrigerated.




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  1. Great minds think alike. I made some buns 2 days ago using sweet brown bean paste [homemade] but haven't post the recipe cos' I have some problems uploading the photos. Will bookmarked this recipe as I have some green tea powder left.

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    1. Will look forward to reading your post. Ya, great minds!!!

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  2. Hi, I like red bean paste but I'm also the only one in my family who likes red bean paste so if I feel like eating bread/dessert with red bean paste, I'll buy but recently I cooked some red bean soup for myself! A good treat in end if Autumn!

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    1. Yes, it's so refreshing to have hot red bean sweet soup on cool days!

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  3. Cheah, These red bean buns look very soft and yummy. Are you using warm milk or at room temperature? Would love to try it myself.

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    1. Milk at room temperature. Very often I use milk powder to make the milk as I seldom stock up milk in the fridge.

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  4. Like the black sesame seeds!
    May be you can try to make tuna fish bun next time~ yum

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    1. Yes, haven't done any with tuna filling, must do so in the future.

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  5. Mmm, those buns look delicious! I can't resist soft fluffy buns!

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  6. Oh yeah, thanks to your green tea powder. My son is not such a green tea fan but still love it. I bet your hubby can finish them all. haha...
    Kristy

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  7. Hi, would like to know if the red bean paste is oil free? as I saw some recipe will fry the red bean paste with sugar and plenty of oil which is very fattening indeed.

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    1. Hi Sem, the above recipe for red beans is oil free.

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  8. Hi I was wondering how much green tea powder I should put in if I want a green tea bread?

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    1. Perhaps you can add in another or two teaspoons. It all depends on the type of greentea powder.

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  10. love this recipe! dough is not sticky at all with measurements above and easy to work with! left out the green tea powder and fine without it! ...... a keeper.

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