Pandan Steamed Buns

I was busy during the kid’s school holiday, which I got visitation from family and friends from overseas. Really have no strength or mood for baking. So ... sorry guys for not being updated the blog and visit you guys. However, I don’t want to miss out the Aspiring Bakers #8 event. Here, I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #8 – Bread Seduction (June 2011) hosted by Jasmine of The Sweetylicious.

Source : Wendy

Ingredients for half recipe:
125 gr Pau flour
125 gr All purpose flour
25 gr Powdered coconut milk
75 gr Sugar
½ tsp Salt
100 ml Pandan juice **

15 gr shortening

5 gr Instant yeast
1/4 tsp sugar
25 ml warm water

Filling : Pandan Lotus Paste (optional)

- Combine yeast, water and 1/2 tsp sugar. Let it froth.
- Mix both flours, coconut milk powder, D.A.B.P, sugar and salt together. Make a well in the center. Pour in frothed yeast mixture and 3/4 of the pandan juice.
- Mix until a dough is formed. Add more pandan juice if dough is too dry, but do so by the tablespoons.
- Knead until a smooth dough is formed, add in melted shortening and knead until it is well combined, as in, u don't feel anymore oiliness.
- Leave to proof for almost an hour in almost fully covered container. Dough is ready when it is doubled.
- Punch down and knead for another minute.
- Divide dough into 25 gr per piece. You can get about 17 pcs.
- Shape dough and leave to proof for another 45 minutes or until shaped dough has doubled.
- Steam on high heat for 12-15 minutes.

** I made from about 6 pandan leaves, chopped & pound it and mixed with 100 ml and stir with 1/2 tsp of pandan paste.

Step-by-step pictures :


  1. So beautiful. Thank you for the detailed instructions. Now I've learned one more way to shape a bun :).

  2. DG, this is very pretty bun! Very much inspired by you :)

  3. so nice your rose shaped buns! i've never seen anything like it. thanks for showing the step-by-step photos.

  4. hihi..passing by your home...very nice pau and lovely colors...hehe

  5. Ooooo.... this looks very soft!! I always love pandan flavored buns!!!

  6. The baos look very soft. Oh interesting way to mould a rose! Thanks for the step by step... Will try it out soon. I was gonn make steam baos too but pumpkin flavor... Hopefully can find time to post it before June ends!

  7. Pretty rose buns! ;p The texture of bun is so soft and fluffy. It's great to have this for breakfast.

  8. Your buns look very soft. I love the shapes, you are so creative :)

  9. Hi DG. Beautiful pau design. Thx for the step-by-step photo.

  10. Very professional! These rose buns must be good! Great work.
    Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees

  11. i really love the flower shape of your buns, now i got an idea how you did that! you take care!

  12. RPVN, Anncoo, Tracy, Sotong and Honeyboy,
    Thanks for the encouragement words :)

    Thank you for visiting and leave a nice note :)

    Pumpkin is great choice and just perfectly for this rose. Really looking forward to see your beautiful rose buns!

    Happyflour, Min, Home Kreation, Eileen and Lena,
    Thank you for all the nice comments :))

  13. DG,
    How was the buns? Ok? I hope you liked the recipe.
    Your rose shaped buns are really nice.

  14. Amelia,
    thanks for the visit & comments :)

    Picture do the talking hahahaha .... With additional powdered coconut milk + pandan, the fragant is everywhere :D Actually, it had been on my list for a long time, and finally I fulfilled it and I love it. Just still cannot figure out how you shaped yours so nicely, then I chosed this shape for the simply way :)

  15. Impressive looking flower buns ! These are even better than the buns sold outside.

  16. This is so beautifully done! The step by step guide is really useful! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Your rose buns looks very pretty! Thanks for sharing how to shape it!

  18. Really appreciate you picture tutorial of how to shape the dough. The rose bun is lovely. Got to try making this to show off to my Quay Lo.

  19. Joyce, Wen and SSB,
    Thanks for your kind words.

    Quay Po,
    Sure ... can save on buying the real rose for him hahahaha ...

  20. Wow... the buns are so pretty.... Initially I thought you use the rose silicone mould.

  21. Wow...that looks very beautiful. Thanks very much for showing how to make the flower shape. Love it.

  22. hi Doris, this is so pretty! thks for sharing the step by step shaping - very very useful :)

  23. Thanks for the step by step tutorial on how to creates the flower bun. They are beautiful.

  24. Thank you for showing us how you wrap this... very pretty shape.

  25. All your steamed buns are very beautifully crafted! very impressive!