Monday, April 06, 2009

Pan fried red bean bun

Do you know how to make bread without an oven!Actually frying pan is a great idea for making a bun.Pan fried red bean bun AKA Hakka cheen loong bao is an old-fashioned traditional chinese dessert.It is usually wrap with roasted groundnuts or red beans paste.It's easy to make.




For Filling:
200g red bean paste(shape into ball)
For skin Layer:
200g low protein flour(cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder(dissolved in a little water)
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
15g caster sugar
30g shortening or butter
100-150ml water

1)Sieve flour and set aside.
2)Pour in the baking powder,instant yeast,sugar and shortening in the flour.Mix well.
3)Pour the water in a gentle stream.
4)Slowly work to form a non-sticky soft dough.
5)Leave the dough in a clean bowl to proof for 1-2 hours.
6)Scale the risen dough at 40g portions and shape into balls.
7)Flatten each ball of dough and wrap the filling in and seal.
8)Leave the flattened buns on a tray and wrap with a wrapping paper and proof a second time for 30 or untill double in size.
9)Arrange buns in a flat frying pan and pan fried it over low heat without OIL till both sides are golden brown.
10)It takes about 10-15 minutes.Serve hot.

Tips:Dissolve the baking powder in water to prevent the dough becomes yellowish.


Ria Mathew said...

Lovely!! never knew about making buns this way!!

Tny said...

Owh really?! No need an over? :O

Errmm.. look like tau sa pia dunno the name..

Moments In Time said...

make this one also when you are back!!!

bluedreamer27 said...

oh so that is how that bean bun was done
hmmmmm interesting let me try it
thanks for the tips
hello there my friend
just dropping by here
have a great day and happy blogging

Sweetiepie said...

ria-thanks lol!interesting eh!

tny-yup hehe emm kinda

moments in time-ok ok

bluedreamer27-i will see you there :)

Tny said...

Ermm.. I should try it.. fry witout oil on flat pan.. If I could manage to find inti kacang somewhere, then I can make it this weekend..

TQ for the recipe sis! :D

bluedreamer27 said...

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Steven Goh said...

this one really looks like the tau sah pia (green bean paste cookie) in Penang. There are a lot of shops here are selling this green bean paste cookie. Next time if you come to Penang, you must buy this go back :)

bluedreamer27 said...

Happy Easter!!!

Snooky doodle said...

oh this is a really interesting recipe. Wish to try it and I m so curios about the red bean paste too . Wish to try making it I ve even bought the beans. so far I mada mistake and ended up throwong them away ups!

Mel @ said...

Thanks for this recipe! I will try it out. Maybe use different fillings too! coconut, sesame, peanut... mmm :) I can't wait

I'm glad I found your blog :) You gave me something new to follow. I look forward to future posts!

Love, Mel at

CookiePie said...

Oh wow - are these like the sesame buns you get for dessert at dim sum? That is my husband's FAVORITE treat, I'm dying to learn how to make them! Yours look delicious!

Kim, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet said...

I've wanted to try these and now I can with your lovely recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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My Asian Kitchen said...

this look like tau sar peang!! love red bean paste!! so delicious!!

bluedreamer27 said...

hello there just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy blogging

Kristie said...

Hi Marcia, I'm very eager to try out this recipe as I've just made my own red bean paste. Just curious, when you put the filling on one piece of circular dough, do you cover it with another piece to form a flatten bun or you just use that one piece of dough to seal up the bun?

Sweetiepie said...

kristie-oh,i use the one piece dough to form a small ball.I don't use another piece of dough.yes you are right,just like sealing a bun.LOL sorry for the confusing :)

bluedreamer27 said...

hello just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy weekend

Kristie said...

Hi Marcia, thanks so much for the prompt reply :) I've just got some instant yeast, will try it out soon :)

sangeeta said...

hey sweetie......these seem easy n healthy.i must try'em.......will tell you after that......yes i got your messages, thanks to be around.