Monday, August 23, 2010

Pink steamed bun (Ki Ka Ku) 喜板

The other day, my son Desmond tasted a small piece of pink kuih (bun) given by his friend in the Kindi..Soon he arrived home from Kindi, he wanted me to immediate make for him, he said this bun is very nice, at first I don’t know what he means, after he described more, then I know what he wants, he want a steamed bun called Ki Ka Ku in Hokkein which earlier I made in pandan flavours.

Pink steamed buns (Ki Ka Ku) 喜米反

I use KA mixer to knead the dough, it was so easy and quick!

Pink steamed buns (Ki Ka Ku) 喜米反

I learnt this bun's Chinese name from Jane, she also has a good recipe for this Ki Ka Ku bun.
Pink steamed buns (Ki Ka Ku) 喜板
** makes about 30pcs
Glutinous rice flour 250g
All purpose flour 300g
Caster sugar 150g (you may increase, if you want sweeter)
Cooking oil 100g (1/2 cup)
Yeast 1 ½ tsp
Water 240g
A drop of red colouring

Banana leaves (soften in hot water, cut into round shape)

1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, knead until soft and smooth.
2. Divide dough to equal portion (about 40g), shape into small round ball. Grease your hand with some cooking oil, place small round ball on the banana leaf, and flatten the dough by pressing your palm on the dough ball.
3. Cover with cling film and rest for 1hour
4. Steam over hot boiling water for 15mins or until cooked.


Happy Cooking !!

48 comments:

Swee San said...

oh so it's called ki ka ku .. so cute!

Pete said...

Cute buns with cute name!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Love the color, very festive!

Tan.wiratchada said...

WoW!! this is looking so good...I might follow some...Thanks for sharing..;)

busygran said...

Such sweet-looking buns, just like birthday buns!

AhTee said...

Not yet b'fast leh...seriously hungry when looking at it~

WyYv said...

mmm.. it looks so tasty and nice =)

苏联妈妈 said...

my sons my nephews n nieces they all love this kind of kuih too....n me too ! shld be 喜板。。。:P

Little Inbox said...

Minus the coconut portion, is it taste like huat kuih?

YW said...

ahh.. haven't had this for aaggggeeesss.. almost forgotten the existence of such thing.. brings back childhood memories.. :) thanks for the recipe!! will definitely look to try making it.. didn't know it has a chinese name too! haha..

Jane Chew said...

nice one! Your photo always very nice. Must learn from u as i really not good in this.

annann said...

This looking so good ! yummy yummy!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

How interesting and the pink is quite different. Diane

MaryMoh said...

What an interesting name! I thought my tongue would get twisted when trying to pronounce....haha. Look gorgeous and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Anncoo said...

I remember your previous post on this with pandan flavor and this one here looks good with that beautiful color.

Happy Homebaker said...

I have not tasted this before, but it looks good, and what an interesting name!

choi yen said...

I like this kuih too but don't know what does it called, I just called it pink kuih :P

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wat a soft buns,luks delicious...

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Looks very interesting!!
I might want to try this out.

ching said...

i had made the pumpkin flavor 喜板。
also very delicious o !

Angie's Recipes said...

I want to try them too! Look cute.

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Hm, I don't think I've had this before.

Since you're using yeast, you should enter this in the YeastSpotting roundup!

petite nyonya said...

I love this and been wanting to make but haven't had time yet. This is also called 'hee pan', right? In my recipe book and at a stall near my hse, they call this hee pan.

ICook4Fun said...

I remember eating this kuih a lot when I was young. My grandmother used to buy it for it but we call is 'hee pan'I actually like the name Ki Ka Ku better :)

Bo said...

These look great! I love the pink color.

Cooking Gallery said...

Never heard of Ki Ka Ku, but those look so cute!

Jessie Hearty Bakes said...

love the colour, sweet and lovely!

Julian Si said...

Wah, its pink magic :-) Looks so yummy!

Cheers from Abu Dhabi ..

Tangled Noodle said...

These looks soooo delicious - I love the pink color! Do you serve it with something specific, like jams or spreads? Or is it supposed to be eaten plain? The recipe is so straightforward, there's no reason I shouldn't try making it myself right away. 8-)

Cheah said...

Gosh,looks so delicious! I like to eat the one with pandan flavour. It's called 'Hei Pan' right?

lena said...

hope to try this out one day...simple ingredients ..and good for vegetarians too!

tigerfish said...

This is my first time hearing this name Ki Ka Ku! So cute.

Gulmohar said...

Oh my ! They look so cute and pretty Sonia...

Weng @ I heart My Bakes said...

Wow.. so pink and fluffy! Must make this for CNY rite? Thanks for sharing Sonia

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I have not tasted this b4 but looks good and I love the color!

Jen Cheung said...

would love to try one of these. dont think i ever tried one. :)

have a good day!!
jen

ck lam said...

Nice to see such lovely buns...

cikmanggis said...

sonia dear..buns tu nampak sangat sedap...dan nama nya yg unik:) pasti akan mencubanya.Thanks

vialentino said...

the buns looks good delicious....ki ka ku....funny name leh

HK Choo said...

The name of Ki Ka Ku is new to me, but Hee Pan is something I've come across before. Thanks for the simple recipe, hope to try it soon. :)

Colin Woon said...

Pandan flavored Ki Ka Ku?! I want some!!!

I like these photos! Nicely done, Sonia!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Thanks All !! Sorry, I forgot to tell you how we enjoy Ki Ka Ku, kids will just eat it plain, for me, I like to eat plain too but with a cup of coffee, yummy.

mysimplefood said...

I love this. Always use to buy in pasar malam :)

My Little Space said...

Sonia, I didn't know there's a direct method of making this 'Hee Ban'! Thanks for the recipe. Bookmarked this for later use.
Regards, Kristy

Alexia said...

I should have checked Jane's recipe before I followed this, it lacks of details on most of the steps but I do love your result it looks so delicious. Recipe not for beginner though. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, I am making this ki ka ku at the moment but it doesnt rise. Just wondering if the water should be in "ml" instead of gram? Thanks

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous (please mention your name next time), the water is in "gram" but "gram" and ml are almost the same. It doesn't rise, maybe the yeast is not active or expired, and weather have to be warm in order for it to rise.
Next time, maybe you can first sprinkle yeast on top of lukewarm water (take a small portion from total water use) and let it bloom then only add into flour mixture, this way I am sure the dough will rise..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, thank you for your prompt reply. My name is Yosi by the way. I will try making again tomorrow, as my kids luv this kind of food. I didn't use warm water, maybe thats why it didnt rise. Will let you know how I go next time. thank you again.

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