DIM SUM CUSTARD BUNNS
When I heard that this months IMBB
event was eggs I was at a loss.. As I usually am when the announce the theme, I am so glad that Seattle Bon Vivant
gave me enough time to wrap my head around this topic and come up with Dim Sum, I love dim sum it is the Chinese equivalent to fast food, (please correct me if I am wrong on that) and one of my favs is the custard bun we eat it as a dessert bun. I had lots of fun making this and even more fun sharing it with my Gurl.The Filling
Deep PanThe Software
3 egg yolk
1/4 cup superfine or granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup 18 percent cream
1/2 tsp vanillaThe Application
whisk together eggs, egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Whisk in milk, cream and vanilla. Pour into ramicans and place ito a deep pan and fill 1/3 the way up with water. Bake in a 400 degree oven for aprox 35 min and tip of knife inserted into custard comes out cleanThe BunThe Hardware
Sheet of parchmentThe Software
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (DO NOT use instant)
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour, (approximately)
1 tsp baking powderThe Application
In large bowl, dissolve sugar in water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes. Stir in salt. Mix in enough of the flour to make soft ragged dough. Turn out onto floured work surface. Knead, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary, until smooth, elastic and no longer sticky to the touch, about 8 minutes.
Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over; cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 3 hours.
Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with baking powder. Knead into ball, incorporating baking powder completely, about 1 minute. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out dough into 16-inch log. Slice into 16 pieces; roll or press each into 3-inch circle. Spoon scant 2 tbsp filling onto centre of each circle. Gather dough together around filling, stretching slightly if necessary, to form pouch; twist to seal top.
Cut sixteen 3-inch squares of parchment paper. Place each bun, sealed side up, on square of paper. Arrange in steamer trays, about 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
Bring water to boil in steamer or wok. Cover and steam, 2 trays at a time, for 5 minutes. Reverse trays and steam until puffed and dry to the touch, about 5 minutes.
Searve Hot.. The above recipe was a collage of a few dim sum recipe's I found to make the one I wanted..