Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Steamed Pumpkin buns with Lotus paste filling 南瓜小包子

The other day my blogger friend Simple Menu (Yan) forwarded a link to me and asked me : you do you do, you can do this, hahaha..
She always asked me to try out new recipe when she found any interesting recipes. Since i still have half pumpkin sitting in the fridge, why not try this cute pumpkin bun which look like pumpkin shape.

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When i see this white lotus paste selling in the bakery ingredients shop and realized that Mooncake festival is approaching. I quickly buy this paste first before they sold out very fast..So i use this lotus paste to make the filling for this bun.

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Use a butter knife to make the pumpkin pattern
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Before steam
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Steamed Pumpkin buns with Lotus paste filling 南瓜小包子
(recipe source: visually inspired by here, recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes 13 buns


Ingredients
150g mashed pumpkin ( steam or microwave to soften)
225 all purpose flour
IMG_5157 1tbsp sugar
1/3tsp salt


To make yeast water (set aside for 5mins to bloom)
1tbsp lukewarm water
1tsp sugar
1tsp instant yeast


Filling- lotus paste ( you can replaced with red bean paste, peanut or etc)
Pumkin skin- cut into small piece to make as pumpkin’s stem


Method
1. Add in all ingredients and yeast water in a mixing bowl and knead till smooth dough.
2. Cover with damp cloth and rest for 60mins.
3. Knock down dough to expel some air, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for a while.
4. Weigh out 30 gm of dough and roughly shape into a ball and rest for 10mins.
5. Weight lotus paste 15g and lightly shape into ball.
6. Fatten and roll out the dough into a circle. Place lotus filling onto the center, wrap and pleat up the sides and seal.
7. Use a butter knife, mark from top and lightly press down towards bottom, keep a small gap in between, repeat this step till whole dough ball finished. Place a small piece of pumpkin skin at the middle and lightly press down.
8. Place the pumpkin buns (pleat area face down) onto a piece of greaseproof paper, on the rack for steaming. Cover with a piece of damp cloth and let rise for another 10-15 mins.
9. Lightly mark bun with butter knife again (to sharpen the pattern), steam the buns under rapidly boiling water on high heat for about 15mins.
10. Wait for 2mins then only open the lid and remove from the steamer.

61 comments:

cikmanggis said...

cantiknya!!!pasti akan mencubanya:)

Mandy said...

好美的小南瓜包子,我要我要,两粒pls....

Casey said...

哈哈,好像哦,好可爱的南瓜小包子!

Mel said...

Oh, SOOOOO CUTE!! I do, I do!! Can I? Most people one look at it, will be in awe... beautiful so much look alike like pumpkin. You really can do Sonia. It must be sweet delicious.

joceline lyn said...

哇!太美了。。。。。。不知道什么时候我家厨房才才能生出这个南瓜来呢?哈哈哈。。。。。

Yan said...

Wow, the pumpkin pao is so lovely. I want to try this recipe. Thanks Sonia.

Sem said...

nice pumpkin pao, i like to add pumpkin to bread or pau, because the colour is very beautiful.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Lovely pumpkin paus! It would be perfect for mid autumn festival too. :)

Karen said...

wow.. look alike pumpkin lei.. very sui ... :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely, good idea for Mooncake Festival.

Cassy

eileenlee said...

wow,exactly the real pumpkin look, sonia, u sangat pandai

Simple Person said...

like eating a pumpkin...

Shu Han said...

aw you even made it look like pumpkins! so pretty!

Sem said...

Sonia, couldnt help to notice that there is no oil needed in the pao recipe,would the pao get dry after it is steamed?

Yummy Bakes said...

so beautifully done and they look so uniform in size!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Sem, yes, i did not add oil and still turned out soft because added pumpkin. Another reason also because i feel lotus paste also has some oil, thatswhy i omit to add oil into dough. You can add oil if you want and adjust the recipe accordingly.

Bernice said...

很美也很像,你好神哦!咔咔~
美美的包子里面还有内馅,赞!

茵茵 said...

So pretty and cute! And they look yummy too! I am going to make this one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

haha
好可爱的南瓜包子
我不舍得吃哦

Phong Hong said...

The buns are sooooo cute!

Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, your pumpkin look extremely cute, lovely color too.

Have a nice day.

myme said...

哇哇哇。。。太可爱了!!

Pranjali said...

Wow..cakes are just awesome.. They have got the perfect shape of pumpkin...great job

Kelly Siew said...

Wow that is way too cute!

spdong said...

可爱涅~
找一天我又要来copy cat 了!嘻嘻~

ping said...

You are just amazing, Sonia! These look fabulous! I'd probably try make this without the filling first just to try out. I'm figuring my pumpkin lines will disappear after steaming! :)

Jane Chew said...

wah! beautiful! Love them so much.

anne said...

You're just AMAZINGLY CREATIVE , Sonia ! 6 stars for these gorgeousness ! lol These are adorable ! The color looks just as great !

Lyndsey Chapin said...

You are so creative! I love that last photo...it make it look irresistable!

~仪仪妈咪~ said...

好可爱哦!!

Li Shuan said...

Very cute pumpkin pao, I love the idea of making the pao into pumpkin shape. I must try to make this :)

Isabeau said...

I like it! <3

xing hui said...

very cute o. 好想式做。

Cheah said...

The pumpkin bun is so cute and so neatly shaped. Oh, mooncake paste is on sale already.....time flies!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

Very nice! Look like real ones.

Nadji said...

Sonia my friend , you are the best.
Ces petits pains sont magnifiques.
See soon.

daphne said...

is there nothing that is too difficult for u? LOL Sonia, you are a kitchen whizz. this looks amazing! So tedious I am sure but I would love to have one in my hands.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

so cute...

zila norazila said...

hi sonia..waahh relly special design lol..love ur touch smart:)

MiMi Bakery House said...

Hi Sonia, came across yr blog, and I must say this lil pumpkin baos look so fantastic. They are looking exactly like pumpkins!!! I bet they must be yummy too:))
Im hopeless w making baos...haha...

Angie Ng said...

好可爱的南瓜包,还真的不舍得把它放入口。

Baby Sumo said...
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Baby Sumo said...

Sonia, you always amaze me! The pumpkin shape is so adorable. :)

Yee Ling said...

so beautiful and neat!

ICook4Fun said...

What a beautiful looking little pumpkin buns. You did a great job shapping it. It look exactly like a little pumpkin :)

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

好漂亮的色泽!!一定也很好吃!

Sow Ling said...

哇塞!太精致了!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Pretty looking bun with punkin paste:)

Elaine said...

Good morning,
These looks so stunning beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

Beautiful and gorgeous bun dear! I'm totally wowed! :)

Angie's Recipes said...

These buns are so adorable. Bet the lotus paste filling taste heavenly!

lena said...

i like your mini pumpkin..looks like real and cute! sonia, sure everything also can !!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Soooo cute! And it looks just like a little pumpkin. Yeah hor, the mooncake festival is approaching!

蚊子 said...

Can i try one? Thank you^^ hehe

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

This looks so cute! I don't think I have tried lotus paste... Maybe I did when I was in Taiwan...possible but don't remember too well. You really know so many yummy dishes and desserts!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

These are really AMAZING! You even made them in pumpkin shape! Simply awesome! LOVE IT! :)

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Aiyoh, these pumpkin buns are simply too cute to be eaten, smooth, smooth skin with a generous amount of filling! I like it very much! So, if I find some interesting recipes, can I also forward to you, hehehe! The chinese grocery shops here have started selling mooncakes! I normally buy the Malaysian mooncakes to eat & they normally have very pretty boxes!

suhaina aji said...

WOW...i LOVE pumpkin and lotus filling very very much..sure will love to have the whole batch all by my self..very well expalined and love the small cuties.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, ask me to make this pumpkin buns, I also don't know how but now you showed me, I also can do lah. LOL!

Simonne said...

Sonia, that pumpkin bun sure looks very good. I saw bakery suppliesnhop selling the same lotus paste filling. Do you still remember if this brand nice. Or any particular brand of ready made lotus paste your fav ?
Thank you
Simonne

Anonymous said...

Hi sonia, your pumpkin pao looks so lovely! I would like to try this out this evening . I was wondering which type of instant yeast do you use for this recipe? Will bake king's instant yeast work out just as good ?

Raena.

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