Sunday, May 27, 2012

Crystal Bun with Red Bean Paste and Ginkgo Seed (豆沙白果水晶包)

Recipe from 'Reviving Street Hawker' by Pang Nyuk Yoon.
Following is half portion from the original recipe. Felt disappointed, the texture of the skin does not taste as chewy 'QQ' as I expect. It skin just taste like Har Gow skin(Shrimp dumpling). ;(
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #19: Dim Sum Affair (May 2012) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.


Ingredients (yield about 15buns)
100g sago powder
1tbsp wheat starch (澄面粉)
25g tapioca flour
200ml water
1 1/2tbsp shallot oil

red bean paste
ginkgo seed (a pack of ready to use ginkgo seed or canned ginkgo seed)

1. Divide red bean paste into 20g each.
2. Wrap a ginkgo seed in red bean paste and roll it into ball, set aside.

1. Boil water, remove 50ml of water first.
2. Add sago powder, wheat starch and tapioca flour into boiling hot water, quickly stir well with a wooden spoon. 
3. Add in oil, mix till soft dough and no trace of lump of flour in it. (Add in some more hot water if you find that the dough is dry or hard.) 
4. Hand knead dough till smooth. (Be careful as dough is still very hot.)
5. Cover dough to prevent dough from drying and turn hard. ) 

1. Place a piece of clean banana leaf on steaming tray.
2. Grease leaf with oil and set aside.
3. Weigh 14g dough and roll it out into thin piece.
4. Wrap filling and seal opening. 
5. Arrange buns on steaming tray, brush surface with oil.
6. Steam in a preheated steamer over high heat for 10mins.
7. Dish out and serve. (You may brush buns with oil again to give it a shine.)


Angie's Recipes said...

These buns look so adorable. Love the bean filling with ginkgo.

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

hmm.... will tapioca starch make it more QQ?

Kimmy said...

Good try. So long as it taste good, appearance is not important.

Kimmy said...

Happy Flour, I think sometimes we need to rest the dough before shaping it to steam.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Angie,

Thanks :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Wendy,

I did use tapioca starch, the texture is soft but not QQ leh!

Happy Flour said...

HI Kimmy,

The filling taste good but not the skin. I expect it to be QQ but it turn out just like har gow skin. I did cover and let the dough rest before shaping. I suspect it should be the amount of liquid used however I did add extra water. Will give it a try again if I manage to get another packet of sago powder. Thank for all your advises. :)