Monday, December 5, 2011
My girls had a blast with these. They had fun "making" them and had fun eating them.
This dough initially could yield 15 canes, but my dearies made cake, worms, balls with whatever they could grab from me. So, I only made 12 of them.
I was glad these canes didn't unfurl or looked weird after steaming.
picture's blurry, but I love this sweet look on their faces
I am submitting this to the Christmas Giveaway in
Come on and join in the fun.
Make something red /green or red + green.
Savoury or Sweet
Main Dish or Dessert
The gift maybe enticing, but try to look beyond that and challenge yourself to make something with these 2 colours. I had so much ideas in my head. But I wanted to go with the Christmas theme too, so a lot of the ideas were instead scrapped. I had so much fun making these buns. Moreover I don't have the time, not to cook but to edit pictures and do the write up. I'm having a week of red and green. What about you? A day of it will be great!
Candy Cane Steamed Buns
Recipe Created by : Wendyywy
1tsp instant yeast
Small pinch of sugar
250gm pau flour
1 tsp baking powder
Green and red food colouring
1. Mix yeast with water and pinch of sugar. Stir and set it aside for 10 minutes. It should look frothy later.
3. Split dough into 2, about 220gm each. Add food colouring to each part and knead until a smooth soft dough forms. Cover and let dough proof for 30 minutes.
4. Make 15gm of dough balls from each colour, you will get about 14, roughly.
5. Roll each ball into long strands, about 5-6 inches long.
6. Take one strand of green and one strand of red dough. Twist both together and form a cane. Place on a piece of greaseproof paper.
7. Repeat with all other dough strands until done.
8. Let shaped dough proof for 45 minutes (covered).
9. Steam on high heat for 12 minutes. Best served when hot, reheat by steaming if needed.
They even did a candy cane dance after eating it..... hahahaha!
The candy canes were sturdy enough to be hung. So if you need some edible Christmas decorations, feel free to make some. But it's such a waste to let them gather dust than to be eaten, haha! But these will be perfect as gifts to kiddies. Better than real candy, right?
And Macys may have coupons available for steamers.