Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chocolate Steamed Buns

Today is my mother's birthday. I wanted to make a sweet breakfast without it being too sweet. I also wanted it to go along poached eggs and sausage. The breakfast I made was a poached egg with sausage along with dijon mustard honey sauce and sweet and sour sauce and the steamed buns with a banana puree and strawberry jam sauce. All of this is homemade! 

Here is the recipe for chocolate steamed buns: 
I made about 14 buns, but you can make 8 by just cutting back on the ingredients. 
  • 2 cups of flour 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast 
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder ( Feel free to add more) 
  • 1/3 cup of sugar (Feel free to add more) 
  • Get two bowls split the ingredients in half. One bowl will be for the chocolate dough and the other for the white dough. 
  • Each bowl will have: 
    •  1 cup of flour 
    • 1/2 teaspoon of yeast 
  • The chocolate bowl will have the tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and the sugar. (I actually added a lot more sugar than this recipe calls for because I wanted it a little sweeter. I added sugar to the white dough too.) 
  • Slowly pour the water and mix the ingredients together. Knead dough and keep adding water if the dough isn't coming together. Knead both sections for about 15 minutes.  
  • Set aside each ball of dough in a bowl and cover with a towel to rise for about 15-20 minutes. 
  • Flatten each section by rolling with a rolling pin and make them about the same size. You want the dough to be shaped like a long oval. 
  • After they are fairly flat, put the chocolate dough on top of the white dough. 
  • Roll the portions together into a log. 
  • Cut inch size pieces and place on a small square of parchment paper. 
  • Let them rest and rise for about 15-20 minutes
  • Heat a pan of water with a steamer. 
  • Once the water is boiling on medium heat, place each piece of bread into the steamer. 
  • Steam for about 12-14 minutes. 
  • Turn off heat and let them sit for about 3-5 minutes. 
Calories: Each bun is about 90-95 calories if you use sugar 

If you're having trouble understanding my directions refer to this video. 
Credits: EasyChineseFood 

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