Monday 30 December 2013

Totoro Bread Bun

I baked Totoro bread buns last week, managed to take step by step photos for the recipe, check them out at the end of this post. :)

These are the Totoro buns I made. :)

Aren't they cute? Ok, I'm bias, I love Totoro, lol. :)

I served them for our breakfast the following day.

Before I share the recipe, I want to share these super cute Totoro cream puffs we had in Japan.

The bakery that sells this is Shiro-Hige's Cream Puff Factory. The bakery is located in a cosy neighbourhood, in a lovely two-storey house. There is a cafe upstairs that serves pasta too.

The cream puffs are so cute, can't bear to eat them.

I love their signboard!

Back to my Totoro bread bun, recipe below. :)



Bread Dough:
150g bread flour
70ml warm water
15g sugar
15g egg
15g butter, at room temperature
3g yeast
3g salt

Cookie Dough:
50g plain flour
20g butter, at room temperature
15g sugar
10g egg

  1. Prepare cookie dough first, beat butter with sugar. Slowly add in egg and continue beating. Finally mix in the flour till a dough is formed. Cling wrap dough and leave in the fridge.
  2. Mix all ingredients for bread dough in a bowl. Knead until dough is soft and springy, this takes about 10 minutes. If you have a bread maker, you can just use the dough function for this step. 
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  4. Cover the dough with cling wrap and keep in a warm place for it to rise. This takes around an hour and the dough should double in size. 
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  6. Dust your work table with some flour, place dough on it. Punch out the air from the dough with your fist. Divide the dough into 6 portions.
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  8. Cut out two small ears from each portion, roll them out and shaped into balls. Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
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  10. Take out the cookie dough, roll out between 2 pieces of parchment paper and cut out circles for Totoro's tummy. 
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  12. Roll out bread dough and shape them again, place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and add on the cookie dough cut out.
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  14. Cover with cling wrap and let dough rise for 40 minutes.
  15. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Bake for around 15 minutes.
  16.  Draw in the details using chocolate.
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  1. These I will definately try, my sons love Totoro!!

  2. I have the problem eating this totoro! :)

  3. So adorable! I must try this out!

  4. 太可爱了!

  5. beautiful! I have been wanting to make a totoro bread soon too!


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