Mar 16, 2013

COCONUT BUN (For Baking Partners)

This is my first challenge for Baking Partners and it was quite interesting.
I chose the Tangzhong method and the end result was really delicious

Ingredients for Tangzhong:
  • Flour - 1/3 cup
  • Water - 1 cup

Ingredients for bread:
  • Bread flour - 2 1/2 cups
  • Caster sugar - 3tbsp+2tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Egg - 1 large
  • Milk Powder - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Tangzhong ( half of the tangzhong made from the above recipe)
  • Instant yeast - 2 tsp
  • Butter (cut into small pieces, softened at room temperature) - 3 tbsp
  • 1 1/2  Cup freshly grated coconut
  • ½ cup crushed cashew nut
  • ¼ cup sugar ( increase sugar if you want more)
  • Red color
  • Butter
  • 1 egg white

Tangzhong Preparation:

  1. Mix flour in water well without any lumps. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring consistently with a wooden spoon to prevent burning and sticking.
  2. Switch off the flame once the mixture becomes thicker
  3. Transfer into a clean bowl. 
  4. Cover with a plastic wrap to prevent drying up. Let it cool. Use the tangzhong straight away once it cools down to room temperature.

Bread Preparation:

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients: flour, salt, sugar and instant yeast in a bowl.
  2. Whisk and combine the wet ingredients: milk, egg and tangzhong, add it to the dry ingredients.
  3. Knead until the dough has developed gluten and then knead in the butter.
  4. Knead the dough into a ball shape. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a wet towel . Let the dough double in size for about 40 minutes
  5. Transfer to a clean floured surface.
  6. Divide the dough in two halves one slightly bigger than the other.
  7. Use the bigger portion for the base. Roll it out to the required size and spread it in the pan.
  8. Spread the filling evenly and then roll the another half of the dough and cover the filling gently.
  9. Leave it to rest for atleasst 40 mins
  10. Brush the egg white on the surface. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and tin. Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely.


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  2. Love the yummy filling in the lovely bread!!

  3. Delicious coconut buns, you did very well.Can you put the badge baking partners in your side bar.

  4. Coconut buns look great...Love to have a slice..

  5. Colorful filling.. Cute bread :)

  6. Perfect looking coconut bun! Love the color of the filling! :)

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