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Steamed Buns for Springtime with Salted Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Petals

Steamed Buns for Springtime with Salted Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Petals

These are scrumptious steam buns made with a matcha-flavored batter and salted sakura (cherry blossom) petals.

Ingredients: Makes 3 buns

Cake flour
100 g
Baking powder
1
Milk
100 g
Matcha
1/2 teaspoon
Sugar
4 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Salted sakura (cherry blossom) petals
10 g

Steps

1. Sift the cake flour and the baking powder together.
2. Soak the salted sakura petals in lukewarm water, drain, squeeze out excess water, then cut into small pieces.
3. Add the milk, matcha, and sugar to a bowl, and mix well. When the matcha dissolves, stir in the vegetable oil.
4. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the bowl, then add the salted sakura petals and mix.
5. Line 3 pudding cups with glassine paper, pour in the batter, then steam for about 13 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with a snack for springtime.
I'm glad I was born Japanese. I want to view the cherry blossoms with that thought in mind.