Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Hello Kitty Steamed Chicken Bun

Hello! I'm back again to update with a recipe. Been missing in action a little due to the school holidays, I've not been making food art this week, whatever postings you see me sharing on Instagram were actually done earlier. I might make something tomorrow, IT's friends are coming over for a playdate, so I'll have time to do my own stuff. :)

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Remember my Baymax steamed pork buns? This time I made Hello Kitty steamed buns filled with chicken. The taste of the chicken filling is very similar to the chicken steamed buns sold outside, I omit the eggs in mine, simply because I was lazy to boil the eggs beforehand. If you want to add it in, simply boil the eggs, and cut into quarters and add to the buns when wrapping.

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I should have made Hello Kitty's bow bigger. :(

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There, here's one with a bigger bow. I think it looks better. It's the only one though. This was made on another day, I was  making another design for my bento project and just made one Hello Kitty with the leftover dough, lol.

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You can also use the pork fillings I shared previously too, click HERE for the link.

HELLO KITTY STEAMED CHICKEN BUNS 

Ingredients:
300g Morinaga pancake mix
1 1/2 tbsp salad oil
90 to 100ml water
1 tsp cocoa powder
pink gel colouring
yellow gel colouring

Fillings:
250g boneless chicken thigh, cut to strips
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp ginger juice
pinch of salt
1 tbsp cornflour
1 stalk spring onion, chopped

Method:
  1. Combine fillings ingredients together. Mix well using your hands. Best to leave to marinade overnight.
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  3. To make the dough, sieve pancake mix.
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  5. Add in salad oil.
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  7. Add in water gradually, use your hands to keep mixing till the dough comes together.
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  9. Scoop out 2 tbsp of dough and mix in some pink gel food colouring using a toothpick. Keep kneading till the colours are even. Scoop out 1 tbsp of dough and mix in some yellow gel food colouring using a toothpick. Keep kneading till the colours are even. Scoop out 1 tbsp of dough and mix in cocoa powder. Keep kneading till the colours are even.
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  11. Dust work surface with some flour, use your hands to knead for around 5 minutes, till the dough becomes soft and smooth.
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  13. Divide dough into 6 parts and roll each into a ball. Use a rolling pin to flatten each ball. 
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  15. Place filllings from step 1 in the middle of the dough, wrap it up and pleat the edges to seal. 
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  17. Turn it over and shape into an oval shape. Repeat for the other 5 balls. Use scissors to cut out the ears.
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  19. Take yellow dough and mould out a small oval for the nose. Take out some brown dough and mould out two ovals for the eyes.
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  21. Take out some brown dough and roll it out and cut into sections for the whiskers.
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  23. Take some pink dough and mould into 2 triangular shapes. Using a knife, make indentations to define the bow.
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  25. Place the two triangular shapes onto the bun and mould out a round shape for the centre.
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  27. Place the buns on wax paper and steam them on low heat for around 15 minutes.
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Note: If you can’t get hold of Morinage pancake mix. You can also use 270g plain flour and 1.5tsp baking powder to 140ml water. You need to add in 3 tbsp of sugar and a pinch of salt as well. Cover the dough after step 7 and leave it for half an hour before you start rolling out.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for ur awesome tutorial^^
    Gonna try it within this holiday!

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  2. They look so cute. And a great tutorial, am very tempted to try this myself.
    How long can you keep the buns after steaming? And can you eat them cold or would you reheat?
    Thanks

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    1. Tk u, dosirakbento. I've only kept them in the fridge overnight. It's better to steam them again before eating, they taste better when warm. :)

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  3. These look so adorable and yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. They are super cute and mouth watering!!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.:)

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  5. Omg!!!this is super cute!!!
    Thks for sharing, Ming^^

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  6. this is amazing!! you are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing all your cute food and tutorials! I usually only lurk and never comment but I saw this on your instagram and just had to see how you made it!

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    1. Tk u for taking time to leave a comment, Lillian. :)

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  7. So cute! Can I ask what is salad oil? Where can I get this in Singapore? Thanks :)
    -Joanne

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    1. Hi Joanne, it's actually a generic term for vegetable oil. So you can use oil like canola oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, etc.

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  8. Hi! I really want to make these but I'm worried 15 minutes isn't enough time to fully cook the filling. Is there a step I'm missing about pre cooking the chicken or will the chicken really fully cook if steamed inside the bun for 15 minutes? Please let me know :) love your recipes. Thanks!

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    1. Chicken is uncooked. Yes, I tried it twice and the timing is enough. My pau is rather small in size though. If you are worried, you can extend the time, won't affect much.

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  9. if i am not using the pancake mix, how do the steps change? do i still need to sieve the flour and add in the salad oil, etc?

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    1. Just need to sieve the flour, no need to add salad oil, and just mix everything together.

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  10. How long do you take to make this?

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  11. How long do u take to make this?

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    1. Over an hour, including the steaming time.

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