This time i baked this batch of red bean buns using homemade red bean paste, and use very simple bread ingredients which easy to make, still resulted soft and nice buns.
Red bean bread buns_Natural yeast 天然酵母_ 红豆面包*Makes 14 bunsFor the bread310g High protein flour or bread flour250g Natural yeast from sourdough starter (culture with bread flour) 100% hydration30g milk powder1/2tsp salt115g water or adjust accordingly25g butter, room temp350g Red bean paste, I use homemade red bean pasteSesame seeds or chia seedsMethod1. Bring out starter from the fridge. Feed it with 25g bread flour and 25g water ( if you have less starter, you can feed more). Allow to peak, take less than 2hrs. You may perform a float test. Drop a small spoon starter into water, if its float, that means you may start to use the starter.2. In a stand mixer, add in bread ingredients except butter, mix and knead till smooth.3. Add in butter, knead till elastic and shining dough. Cover and set aside to proof till double in size. (~2 hours).4. Dust worktop with flour. Divide dough into 14 equal portions(~53g each). Shape to ball and allow to rest for 15mins.5. Shape red bean paste into round balls. Set aside6. Take a dough, flatten it then wrap the red bean paste and seal. Place seam side down on a lined baking tray. Lightly press the buns to flatten. Repeat the rest.7. Wet your finger then stick black sesame seeds at the centre of the buns.8. Place a non-stick baking paper on top of the dough, then place an empty baking tray to stack on top. Allow to proof for another 2-3hrs.9. Bake in preheated 200C oven for 20mins. You may place another smaller baking tray to stack on top to give it some weight while baking, so the buns will look round and flatten.10. Let the bread cool on wire rack before store in an air tight container.
Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover