When the buns are fresh out of the oven (almost immediately cos I'm running late on schedule -again!), I grabbed one of them, snapped a few pictures and rushed out of the house. I was munching the bun whilst walking to the bus-stop.
(Recipe adapted and slightly modified from Kitchen Corner)
Water Roux (Tangzhong)
25g bread flour
1. Cook 125g water with 25g bread flour at medium low heat, keep stirring until becomes thicken and no lumps left. Cook until 65 deg C, or if you do not have a thermometer, cook until mixture resembles baby porridge.
2. Transfer to clean bowl and cover with cling wrap to prevent skin forming.
Note: Water roux can be stored for 2 days, and if colour turn dark grey, to discard.
56g plain flour
20g milk powder
1/2 tsp salt
6g instant yeast
(B) 30g eggs
84g water roux (refer to water roux recipe as above)
(C) 22g butter
(D) 15g butter, soften
30g brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
1. Put all the ingredients (A) and (B) and knead until it form a dough.
2. Add the butter little by little and continue the kneading process until smooth and elastic and the dough does not stick at the side of the mixing bowl.
3. Proof for 40 minutes in a clean bowl cover with cling wrap.
4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon powder until well combine. Set aside.
5. Flatten the dough with your hand and roll it out in longish shape with a rolling pin about 25cm x 40cm.
6. Brush butter on the surface of the dough then sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture onto the dough evenly.
7. Roll it up like a swiss roll and seal it tightly.
8. Cut into 8 equal portions using lightly floured knife.
9. Place dough in a 9" round cake tin and cover with a cling wrap. Proof for a further 40 minutes. 10. Bake at 180 deg C preheated oven for 15 minutes.