August 11, 2014

Lion buns - 狮子面包

Hi everyone!! Hope you are having a great week!
I am quite tide up with some other business lately Sorry for my late update. :p
Thanks to Jasline for being a wonderful hostess for Little Thumb Up in August..please do visit  HERE..Jasline from Foodie Baker  


Zoe and i would like to welcome Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe the hostess for our Little Thumbs Up event, August.. I am so excited seeing that the link up posts till today have collected 100+ links, Awwww....isn't that awesome. Looking forward to have more of your wonderful posts share to LTU-August and Diana's theme for this month is 'FLOUR'

Remember the potato buns i shared in my blog last month? That recipe was from Alan Ooi - the handsome baker that Zoe admire :p :p :p  Today i am going to share another potato buns recipe by Agnes Chang. Some blogger friends ask me which one do i prefer, i would say depends on individual preference. My boys love both and i like Agnes's more, I did not shape it into a round buns or hot cross buns with custard topping but instead, i made them into LION!! YES, YES, YES into some CUTE LION   ^_^

 This is it !! Don't you think this is CUTE!
I saw Victoria from Victoria Bakes made these cute lion buns too. Please drop by her blog to view her awesome blog and bakes.

and this one is with chicken meat floss.

This one is with pork meat floss
Tell me which one do you like??
My second tell me the pork floss lion looks older then the chicken floss lion. I can see the pork floss has darker shade and the chicken floss has lighter shade maybe its because of the dark and light shade that make the lion looks older (daddy lion) and younger (baby lion) My second said he want to eat the baby lion and the daddy lion is for his daddy ...LOL

Potota Buns
Method: Straight dough
recipe adapted from the book of 'I Can Bake' by Agnes Chang and xiao homemade (for chinese recipe)

For bread dough:
Ingredients A:
350g high protin flour / bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk powder
1 tsp instant yeast  (The book written 1Tbsp instant yeast, I guess there maybe a typo error, i used 1 tsp)
70g castor sugar
150ml boiled potato, peeled and mashed
1 egg (grade B about 50gm)
80ml water (used the water that boiled the potato, if it is not enough just add some water to top it up to 80ml)

Ingredients B:
75g butter (i used 60g)

Filling - here (i used the same filling as i used for my potato cheese and ham pie)

Ingredients for decorating the buns into a lion buns:
Some mayonaise (i used kewpie original mayonnaise)
Some pork or chicken meat floss
some cooking chocolate - melted, filled it into a pipping bag or a chocolate dispenser

The above is the chocolate dispenser. Hehe! i call it a chocolate dispenser pen.
To Do:
1. Add ingredients A into a mixing bowl, mixed and knead into a rough dough.
2. Add ingredient B - butter, knead into a smooth and elastic dough.
3. Rolled the dough into a round dough and let it rise for 1 hour or into double its size. (Put the dough into a oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap)
4. When the dough is ready, punch it down to expel air. Divide into 50g x 10 and 25g x 10; roll them round, let them sit for 10 minutes.
5. i made these lion buns once before long ago. Please Here for the shaping and wrapping of the lion buns.
6. Let the shaped lion buns rise for 50 minutes or double its size.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 195C for 18 minutes or until it is nicely brown.
8. Let the buns cool and pipped on cooking chocolate with a dispenser  pen for the lion's eye, nose, mouth and whiskers.
9. Spread mayonnaise around bun and place meat floss all around it.
10. It DONE!!

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2014, Potato organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me, my little favourite DIY, hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe Please link your post HERE!!

Little Thumbs Up (August)

Theme - FLOUR
Please join us!! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is FLOUR for August 2014 and link with us at this post anytime until 31th August 2014 .

欢迎大家参与。参与的方法很简单,您只需要准备一道跟本月主题 麵粉” 有关系就可以参与了!
Felt free to display Little Thumb Up badge! Do make sure your post must be a current post peferably within this month. Please also mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kids, my little favourite DIY or/and Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe For more detail, please see this
请用上'小拇子的标签!切记您的贴子必需是本月的新作品噢!也请把您的贴link回到Bake for Happy Kids, my little favourite DIY 和 Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe.
Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe will be the next hostess of August 2014  which is this month and her theme is FLOUR!  Little Thumbs Up event starts on the first Tuesday of August 2014 (5th Aug) until the last day of the month. If you are wondering what kind of flour you can use to participate this event, please check out this message from Diana...

"Flour is an essential ingredient in my kitchen as per Zoe's word "many of your kitchen too has this ingredients :D ;D It is the base of pastas and noodles, cakes and biscuits, or even as thickening agents in the making of a roux. The list of food items made using flour is endless. As such, we will be limiting the theme to mainly Wheat Flour, namely:
  • All-Purpose (also known as Plain) Flour
  • Bread Flour
  • Cake Flour
  • Self-raising Flour
  • Pastry Flour
  • Wholemeal Flour
  • Hong Kong (also known as Waterlily) Flour
  • Superlite Flour
  • Top Flour
You must use one of these flours in its raw form in your recipe and you must use at least 1 tablespoon or 10g of these flours in your cooking /baking

Let's cook and bake and have fun together in this event. Everybody put your thumbs up ^_^


  1. Hi Mui Mui, cute lion buns ... reminds me The Lion King .... hee hee !

  2. meow! i'm a small little lion!!!! sooo cutteeee!! thanks for linking back

  3. Made me smile looking at your friendly and cute lions.

  4. Those lovely lion is so them!

  5. 好可爱的狮子,我一点都不怕。。。嘻嘻!!

  6. Hi Doreen,

    Ryan didn't like Agnes Chang's potato bread as much as I do :p I wonder if he will like Agnes's potato bread if I made them in lion ones like yours :D


  7. These lions are so adorable. I am sure your son like them :)

  8. That is such a cute idea. I like making meal time fun.

  9. mui mui, these lion buns are very cute. I am sure your two boys were very delighted!

  10. Hi Doreen,
    Very cute lion buns! Not only kids, adults would love them too!

  11. wow, cute lil idea, my lil niece gonna lovin it!!!

  12. Cute little lion buns!

  13. Doreen these are so so so so cute!!!!

  14. Wow! These lion buns look amazing! Well done Doreen ;)

  15. so cute.... I also want one plz...!!! ^^


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