Introduction: Flower Buns

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Flower bun is a popular dessert in East Asia. It is made from all-purpose flour, easy to prepare, and tastes pretty good. People always eat flower buns with pickles, preserved tofu as well as ketchup.

Step 1: PREPARATION

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Materials

1. All-Purpose Flour (from Costco)

2. Baking Yeast (from Costco)

3. Water

4. Vegetable Oil (from Costco)

5. Salt (from Walmart)

6. Flower Pepper Powder (Sold in local Asian supermarket)

7. Green Onion

8. One Chopstick

9. Rolling Pin

10. Knife

11. Cutting board

Kitchen Appliances

1. Bread Machine

2. Steamer

Step 2: MAKE THE DOUGH

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a. Add two cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking yeast, and three cups of water into the bread machine.

b. The mixture is stirred in the bread machine for 30 minutes.

c. Let the dough stay in the bread machine for 50 minutes after stirring.

d. The whole internal container of the bread machine will be filled with the dough as the picture shows below.

NOTE: MUST KEEP THE DOUGH IN THE BREAD MACHINE FOR ENOUGH TIME (50 MIN)

Step 3: MAKE FLOWER BUNS

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Spread the dough on the cutting board with a rolling pin to form a 10 inch × 10 inch dough sheet.

Step 4: MAKE FLOWER BUNS

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Add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of flower pepper powder, 2 teaspoon of vegetable oil, and prepared green onion chips onto the dough sheet homogeneously.

Step 5: MAKE FLOWER BUNS

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Roll the sheet as shown in the following picture.

Step 6: MAKE FLOWER BUNS

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Cut the roll into 16 pieces, and put one piece right on the other one.

Step 7: MAKE FLOWER BUNS

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Using a chopstick, press down at the middle of the overlapped two pieces. The edges of the balls will be opened up gradually.

Step 8: COOK FLOWER BUNS

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a. Put the flower buns on the upper layer of a steamer, stay for 30 minutes.

b. Add 10 cups of water into the lower layer of the steamer.

c. Heat the steamer for 15 minutes after boiling of lower layer water.

NOTE: THE WELL-COOKED FLOWER BUNS COULD BE STOCKED IN A FREEZER FOR 3 MONTHS. BEFORE EAT, THE FROZED FLOWER BUNS SHOULD BE RE-COOKED AS THE ABOVE METHOD.
SAFETY ISSUE: DO NOT LET THE WATER ALL BOIL AWAY.

Step 9: Enjoy the Food

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Turn off heat and let it stay for 5 minutes, and enjoy it.

Comments

BeachsideHank (author)2016-08-02

Happy to see bread machine is used for this.

tomatoskins (author)2016-08-02

These looks amazingly tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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