Saturday, January 16, 2010

An Pan (Red Bean Buns) -Animal Farm


Bouta (pig)- This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home......




Koala


Usagi (Rabbit) My son said this is Petter Rabbit.






The Hedgehog that looks like a Durian!!





My Happy Cheery farm







Final rise before baking








Was looking through my pantry, and I found another can of Azuki sitting around. So I decided to give the Animal bread a try(again). Made the Koala Bear An Pan few months ago. But the result of the look wasn't that good, cause I was in a hurry...






Usually my son goes to bed pretty early, so this time I thought I can have all the time to myself and make sure I'd do a good job. The bread is nothing like a soft and cottony sponge, unless eating it within the day. I guess most home made bread are not able to stay soft for more than 2 days , unless it's a loaf. However, with the quick heating in a microwave, the bread will turn soft and warm again.








Had the bread for breakfast this morning. My son couldn't wait and keep touching the little 'Animals' while I was trying to take some pictures. I wish I could have a more professional camera that I could take all the good picture for my blog. But, I'm not interested with cameras!








The recipe is enough to make 5 to 6 buns.


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Ingredients:




Bread Flour 150g

Yeast 3g

Sugar 6g

Salt 2g
Skim milk (powder) 9g

Unsalted Butter 15g

Egg 15g

Warm Water 80g

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Whole Almond (for Koala's nose)

Chocolate decorative pen (I bought it from Cuoca)

Raisins (for Piggy's eyes)

1 Canned Azuki For the filling


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Method:


1. Mix all ingredients except Butter to form a rough dough. Add in butter and use hands to knead till the dough is smooth and elastic.



2. Let the dough rise in warm place for an hour or till it's double the volume.



3. Bring the dough on work top, and portion it into 50-55g each. Roll to a ball and rest for 7 minutes.


4. Roll the dough in a circle, and try to keep the center thicker. That is to maintain the filling stays in the center of the bun, as you gather the sides while wrapping the filling in. Wrap each dough with Azuki, make the cute little animals you like and place them on baking tray. Let the buns have the last rise for about 30 - 40 minutes. Brush the bun with egg wash or milk before baking in the oven.



5. Bake the buns at 200'c for 15 minutes. Cool the buns on wire rack.

5 comments:

Blessed Homemaker said...

Your animal breads are too cute to be eaten :)

Honey boy said...

Thanks Dear! I know... It's so 'Sayang'to eat them.... but we did. Thanks for dropping by. :)

Dodol & Mochi said...

Whoa! You're one amazingly outstanding baker!! Kudos to you!

Found yours thru Blessed Homemaker!! Love it, keep it up!

Pei-Lin

Honey boy said...

Hey Pei Lin, thanks for dropping by my new blog!! So glad you like my works. I love to share my bakes....

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