Thursday, January 13, 2011

Birthday Bun/ 寿桃‏

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I have some left over lotus paste inside my fridge. Since CNY is coming, making 寿桃‏ is a good choice.

Adapted from 阿芳的3杯面粉

Ingredients: yields about 50g X 15 pcs
2 cups plain flour
1 cup low protein flour
1 tsp yeast
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp castor sugar (original 5 tbsp)
1 cup water

1 tbsp oil (original 2 tbsp)
Some lotus paste for filling
red colouring

1. Mix all except oil into a dough. Add in the oil and continue knead till form a smooth dough.
2. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
3. Transfer to working surface, divide into individual portions, shape into balls and rest for 5 minutes.

4. Wrap each ball with the filling. Shape the balls like 寿桃‏.

5. Rest for 15 minutes. Make a line in the middle with the side of a spoon.
6. Dissolve the red colouring with some water. Dip the toothbrush in the red colouring. Sprinkle on 寿桃‏ by brushing on the strainer. 
7. Bring the water to boiled. Steam at medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Off the heat, rest inside the steamer for 1 minute before open the lid.


  1. very pretty!! looks so soft! thumbs up!

  2. Wah, this is so pro... I will never be able to do so... it looks v difficult to shape.

  3. Oh that's the how the colour is sprinkled on.
    I thought one would need a sprayer.

    I used to use the toothbrush method to make stencil drawings in kindergarden. That was like...... so so long ago

  4. j3ss kitch3n, hanushi
    Thanks for your compliments.

    wow! you still can remember the art work that you done in kindergarden.

  5. Hi Vivian

    I refer to ur birthday buns, kindly advise me can I use pau flour or HK flour instead of plain flour and low protein flour as according to ur recipe. And what wud the quantity of flour and do I need to adjust the liquid as well?

    Priscilla Poh


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