July 03, 2014

Potato Bun (馬鈴薯面包)

 It's July now!!  Little Thumb Up event  for June have collected 346 posts - HERE. Oh wow!! can you imagine that. Firstly, Zoe and I would like to thank Jozelyn for being such a fabulous host. She was not only visiting the linked posts, she even invite who ever (blogger friends) that she sees they are baking or cooking with butter. A big applause to Jozeyln.
Secondly, we would like to thank all fellow bloggers who support and link with  us. (Little Thumbs Up event - June)  
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This month Little Thumbs Up is having a  pretty lady to host for us. She is Jasline from Foodie Baker with her theme 'POTATO'
What are you waiting for, come join the fun and start rolling!!
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Zoe and I was having a short chat last month. She was asking me which potato buns do i prefer, Agnes's or Alan. I told her i like Agnes's but i have not try Alan's so i wouldn't be able to give comment. And i asked her, How about you? Which one do you prefer?? She answer, I am going to bake both and see which one i prefer. Do hope over to her blog (HERE) to see which one she prefer.
I have tried baking Agnes's potato buns a few times and my family loves it. Since i have not bake Alan's potato buns, I am going to bake it.
It is soft, fluffy and slight chewy. When you touch and hold it, it s like holding a small pillow :D

Instead of having a custard cross, i piped spinning wheel  and a double cross pattern with the custard topping

Which one do you like?

This is the double cross custard topping,
All are nice and beautifully and it is ready to go into the oven BUT wait,,,,
there is still a little touch up need to add on...

Piped the homemade custard onto the potato buns
I had a big challenge when using the premix custard powder. I follow exactly the recipe the amount of ingredients needed for the custard topping but it doesn't work as it should be.
The mixture is watery and  it definitely can't be piped.
I had to use another source of custard so i use the homemade custard instead. (will share in my later post on the homemade custard which i also use the custard to make a super soft bread0

Going into the oven now for 26 minutes.      Its DONE
           These buns are soft and nice to eat it on its own or with a light spread of homemade kaya.(which i will share later :p)         
Potato Buns          
recipe adapted from the book of 'In Love with Bread' by Alan Ooi
400g high protein flour/bread flour
50g caster sugar
6g salt
35g milk powder
6g / 2 tsp instant yeast
190ml cold water
1 egg (grade A - about 60g with shell)
90g potato (steamed and mashed)
 60g margarine (i use butter)
150g black raisin ( i omit this)
Custard Topping (i used homemade custard)
To Do:
  1. Mixed ingredients (A) until well combined. Add ingredients B and mix until dough forms.
  2. Add ingredients (C) mix until the dough is shinny and elastic. Add ingredients D and mix well. Cover the dough and let it rise in a worm place for 50 minutes or until it is double in size. (I use bread maker to do the mixing and kneading. Add the liquid ingredients into the bread pan follow with the dry ingredients. Use 'dough mode' for the mixing and kneading. My bread maker machine mix, knead and do the first proofing.)
  3. POuch the dough down to expel some air. Divide the dough into 14 portions of 70 g each. Roll into balls and rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Shape into balls again and arrange into a greased tray.Let it rise for 50 minutes or double the size. (i did not egg wash mine, just want that matte look :D)
  5. Egg wash and piped custard over the buns. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden brown.
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 Jasline from Foodie Baker  Please link your post HERE!!


Little Thumbs Up (July)
Theme - POTATO

Please join us!! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is POTATO for July 2014 and link with us at this post anytime until 31th July 2014 .
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 Jasline from Foodie Baker For more detail, please see this

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Let's cook and bake and have fun together in this event. Everybody put your thumbs up ^_^
I am also linking this to 'Cook-Your-Book #14' host by Joyce from Kitchen flavour.
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  1. Hi Mui, thanks for the compliment (:
    I love the spiral patterned bun... can I have one please?
    So which recipe do you like better, Agnes' or Alan's? I see so many people baking potato bread, feel like making one too!

    1. You can have 2 Jasline :D
      I will post Agnes's recipe next. You will know which one like then :)

  2. Nowaday i don't bake bun liao, usually buy from outside...

    1. Sharon,
      Come take a few for breakfast then hehe

  3. Hi Doreen, I like your spinning wheel custard piping on the buns. I have not made potato buns before, I would like to try and wonder which recipe, Alan's or Agnes's is nicer?

    1. Cheryl,
      You must try to bake this potato buns. They are super soft and nice to eat just on its own. I will post Agnes's recipe next then you will know which I prefer :)

  4. Hi Doreen, potato bun is always my fav bun and yours look so soft and inviting.

  5. mui mui, you sure know how to bake pretty cute buns! The buns look very light and wispy.

  6. These buns look so cute..just too yummm..bookmarking it..

    1. Gloria, try it,you might love this :)

  7. 这些马铃薯面包真的很软,妳的形容词太好了,握在手里就像握着枕头。。。哈哈哈

    1. Fion,

  8. I have all Agnes cookbook but for this potato buns, i have yet to try it out. Thanks for sharing Alan 's recipe here.

    1. Hi Mel,
      Do try Agnes's potato buns, you will love how soft it is.
      I will post my 'Agnes's potato bun' next. Stay tune!

  9. Hi Mui Mui, love the patterns of your cute buns ^-^!

  10. Hi Doreen,
    I like your patterned custard on the buns!
    Your buns looks so soft and yummy! Great with a cup of Kopi-O!

  11. Hi Doreen,

    Like your homemade custard topping with lots of vanilla beans... Yum! How is it like baking your handsome Alan Ooi's potato bread recipe??? hee hee... They look very lovely with nice their spiral and criss cross designs :D


  12. Hi

    The buns looked so soft and fluffy. Yummy! May I know what's instant powder? Thanks.

    1. Hi Hanny,
      Sorry for my typo error.
      The instant power is actually instant yeast :)

  13. Hi Mui, these buns certainly looks pretty and soft and delicious! pinned for future reference:D

  14. Hi there

    Very excited to see ur blog!
    May I know what is instant powder in ur recipe?


    1. Hi Yvonne,
      Thank you for dropping by my blog.
      Sorry of my typo error. The instant powder is actually instant yeast.


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