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Rose Shaped Steamed Bread

Rose Shaped Steamed Bread

Too beautiful! Rose shaped steamed bread buns.

Ingredients: 12 roses

Cake flour
400 g
Dry yeast
6 g
Sugar
5 g
Water
200 ml
Sesame jam with salt (optional)
to taste

Steps

1. Mix all the ingredients except for the sesame jam together, knead and leave to rise for 30 minutes (1st rising). I did it easily in a bread machine.
2. Take the dough out, punch down with your hands to deflate, and divide into 6 pieces.
3. Divide each piece into 6 pieces again.
4. Roll out 5 of the pieces thinly like gyoza wrappers, leaving 1 piece as a ball.
5. Spread sesame jam on the 5 flattened circles.
6. Roll the remaining piece of dough into a small log. Layer the rolled out pieces of dough so that they overlap each other. Put the log-shaped piece of dough in the center of the top circle of dough. Place a chopstick in the middle and press down lightly over the layered circles of dough, to secure in place.
7. Roll up the pieces around the log-shaped dough. Pinch the middle into a thin shape, then separate the two halves with your fingers.
8. Place the wrapped dough cut side down, and shape into roses. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
9. Put the rose shaped buns in a steamer, and leave to rise for 30 to 50 minutes at 85°F/30°C or so (2nd rising) until they have doubled in size.
10. Bring water to a boil in a steamer. Steam the rose buns over high heat for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the steamer lid closed for 3 minutes.
11. The rose shaped steamed buns are done!
12. This one doesn't look half bad, either!

Story Behind this Recipe

I just tried making steamed buns in a rose shape. They turned out beautifully, and my family was amazed.