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Red Bean Bun with Cheese Topping( No Time Dough Method by Alex Goh)


One of the sweet bun I like from Chinese bakery is red bean bun.I used Alex Goh "No Time Dough Method" to make this sweet dough.The preparing time of this method  is shorter then his others method.Since I'm lazy to make my own red bean filling,I just used red bean in can.If you think making your own red bean filling is better,why not?








Ingredients:

(A)
480 gm bread flour (high protein flour)
120 gm unbleached flour or all purpose flour
110 gm sugar
10 gm salt
20 gm milk powder
4 tsps instant active yeast
1 tsp bread improver (optional)
(B)
1 egg
300 ml cold water
1/3 tsp vinegar
(C) 
60 gm butter


Filling:
2 cans of ready to use red bean(or you can cook the red bean)

Topping:
1 egg+2 tbsp water
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese






Method:
1:Combine (A) ingredients together in a large bowl,blended well with hands or mixer.
2:Add in ingredients (B) into (A) and knead to form a dough.
3:Add in ingredients(C) into the dough and keep kneading to form a smooth and elastic dough.
4:Mould in into a round shape ,place in a mixer bowl.Wrap with a clear film and let it proof for 15 minutes or double size.
5:Divided the dough to 50 gm each.Roll each dough into ball shape.Flatten the dough on your palm.Place 1 tbsp or more red bean in the center before wrap up again in ball shape.
6:Place all the red bean dough on a prepared  lined parchment paper baking sheet.Let it proof for 20 minutes or until double size.
7:Preheat oven to 375 F or 190 C.Brush egg wash on all the bun before top with shredded cheese.Bake for 12-15 minutes in the middle of oven.
8:Remove from oven and serve warm.










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Porter House Steak Salad

Personally,I like to Boston lettuce and Red Leaf lettuce but hubby preferred iceberg lettuce for his salad.Since we still have a piece of leftover Porterhouse steak,I used it to make salad for hubby and Mishu for their lunch..They said this steak salad is delicious !!








 Ingredients:


2 small heads Boston lettuce,washed and rip with hands
I head Red Leaf lettuce,washed and rip with hands
2 hard boiled eggs,removed shell and cut 1/2
1 ripe Hass  Avocado,cut and sliced
1 handful crouton,any flavor
1/2 cup shredded yellow cheese
1 small onion,peeled and slice

1 sliced Porter House steak,6 oz
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp butter

blue cheese dipping sauce on side.


Method:
1:Rip Boston lettuce and Red Leaf lettuce with hands (rip with hands is to prevent discolored-brown)and soaked in cold water for 30 minutes before drained.(Soak lettuce in cold water to produces crispiness)
Season salt and ground pepper on the steak.Pan-fried or grill steak with butter on both side for 5 minutes.Remove steak from grill and let it cool before slice.
2:Prepared 2 large plates for the lettuce.Mix both lettuce on the plate before place crouton,onion,avocado,hard boiled egg ,shredded cheese and slices steak.
3:Serve cold with your favorite sauce.













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Sweet Butter Bread -Straight Dough Method From Alex Goh

Straight dough method is the most commonly used method in making bread.It's needs one basic proving for about 45 minutes.This type of sweet bun dough is suitable to use to make any type of sweet bun with or without filling.








Ingredients:
(A)
480 gm bread flour(high protein flour)
120 gm plain flour(all purpose flour)
110 gm sugar
10 gm salt
20 gm milk powder
4 tbsp instant yeast
1 tbsp bread improver

(B)
1 egg
300 ml cold water
(C)
60 gm butter


Topping:
1 stick butter (8 tbsp butter)
1/2 cup sugar

Method:
1:Combine (A) ingredients together in a large bowl ,mix well.Add in (B) and knead to form a dough.You can use hand or machine to knead the dough.
2:Add ingredients (C),continue to knead to form a smooth and elastic dough.Cover dough with clear film.Let it prove for 50-60 minutes or till it doubles it's size.
3:Use finer to pressed into the dough.It should show a clear finger tip mark but the dough should not sink.Now it's ready to use making bread or bun.
4:Divide the dough into 2 portion.Roll it up like a Swiss roll .Place the roll up dough into greased or paper lined bread pan.Cover the dough and let it proof in a warm place for 45 minutes or till twice the size.
5:Preheat oven to 365 F.Use a sharp knife or scissor to cut or slit the dough in the middle.Cut cold butter and mix with sugar before top on the dough.Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
6:Remove from oven and let it rest in the pan for 5 minutes before un-mould and serve.











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About the Author:

Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.