Double Black Sesame Bun Recipe (makes about 16 buns)
Time: about an hour
Ingredients Part 1:
2 cups flour
50 g or about 1/4 cup black sesame powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbs butter
1 1/4 cup water
3/4 tbs dry yeast
2 tbs flour
1/2 tbs sugar
Ingredients Part 2:
50g or about 1/4 cup black sesame powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
Making Dough -
1. Mix 1 1/4 cup water, 3/4 tbs dry yeast, 2 tbs four, 1/2 tbs sugar together and let sit 10 minutes.
2. Put the rest of the dough stuff together in a medium to largish bowl. So, all the rest of ingredients part 1 EXCEPT the butter.
3. Melt the butter.
4. Combine all the dough ingredients and leave to 20 - 30 minutes (it really wont get much bigger)
|Get the cups ready while you wait!|
Make Filling -
1. Put all of ingredients part 2 list in a small pot.
2. Heat until butter melts and you have a paste.
3. Put paste in bowl and refrigerate or freeze (this will make it less runny and easier to work with)
|Nice melty black sesame paste!|
|Cooled, just stir and your ready to go!|
1. Grab a nice golf ball size handful of dough. Spread it out in your palm to make a circle. You may need to flour your hand. More dough is better to prevent explosions.
2. Put 1 tsp of filling in the center.
3. Pinch bun shut.
4. Put in cupcake cups or on parchment paper squares.
|Handful of dough . . .|
|Tsp of filling . . . sorry its hard to take pictures while covered in dough . . .|
|Seal it up . . .|
|Put it in a paper cup . . .|
Steam Buns -
1. Get your steamer ready to go.
2. Arrange buns in steamer. They will expand so make sure they have at least 1/2 an inch, but 1 inch is better.
3. Steam for 10 minutes. If you put a dish towel between the lid and the top steamer try your will prevent pitting!
|Note the small explosion to the top left and the perfection that is the top right . . .|
|This is the awesomeness when you eat it!|
Mine turned out great (this was confirmed by friends). I did have a small problem with explosion. Most of the filling stayed in though so it was okay. I also had some thin spots that resulted in an uneven look. This is because my dough was a bit wet. I thought it would be okay, but in the future if the dough is sticky I'll add just a touch more flour. The taste is great though!