In a bowl, beat the egg and add the shaved ice syrup, vegetable oil and milk and mix well. Add the pancake mix and combine.
Pour the batter into the aluminum cups and steam for 15~20 minutes.
When cool, draw with the chocolate decorating pen on the steamed buns. This is my son's drawing of his mum and dad.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made cookies with shaved ice syrup. I was wondering if I could use the syrup for something else and though of making steamed buns with it. It's colorful, so my son loves it. I gave him a decorating pen, and he started to draw on the buns. It would make a nice gift, especially with decorating pens, for a family with kids.
You only need to mix everything together. It's so easy so that kids can make it. The syrup is for the color and the aroma... It tastes better with the chocolate pen decorations. I scattered finely grated coconut on top but it's not sweetened, so you may add sugar to it. It may be good to add bananas or chocolate chips in the batter I made with strawberry and melon syrup. The batter is pretty loose, so I placed the aluminum cups in oven safe dishes when steaming.