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Friday, 23 March 2012

Heart-Shaped Tuna&Corn Buns 心型吞拿玉米面包



Hello all, at last, I have taken my laptop back but the sad news is some of the files are lost & the computer technician is trying his best to help me to retrieve some of the photos that I’ve taken recently & they are mainly my cooking photos which I haven’t been posted on my blog, sigh, anyway, it’s Friday & let me share with you this yummy Heart-Shaped Tuna & Sweet Corn Buns, ok?

I made these buns on last weekend.  It is a love at first sight recipe when I saw it from Li Shuan(Helena’sKitchen) blog in Jan/Feb.  I still remember I told her that she should have made this on Valentine’s Day for her hubby due to the shape of the buns. 

By the way, I took her advice by letting my bread maker to do the jobs like dough mixing, kneading & 1st proofing, then take the dough out to remove air bubbles, shaping & finish by last proofing in the oven.  If it wasn’t her idea to use the bread maker, I think this little wonder would still be abandoned by me in my store room.  Bought this bread maker over 5 years ago & I haven’t been using it for over 5 years too, why? Because the urge of buying it came after my ex-colleague offered me with some of her lovely scones. She also gave me some of the bread & scone recipes but sadly this interest only lasted for a month & after using it for 3 or 4 times, I wasn’t keen enough to continue in baking. That was the time before I has my elder child.

So, do you want to try this Asian-flavoured buns? They taste quite good, in fact, better than BreadTop buns, haha. Made 8 of them & gave 4 to my parents-in-law.

Heart-Shaped Tuna&Sweet Corn Buns:
心型吞拿玉米麵包:
Makes 8:
(Using Helena’s Kitchen & Carol 自在生活 Recipes with minor adjustments)
(A) Buns Ingredients:
270g Bread/High Gluten Flour, sifted
30g Pure Cake Flour/Low Gluten Flour, sifted
1/2tsp Instant Dried Yeast
35g Caster Sugar
Pinch of Salt
50g Egg + Some extra for brushing
150ml Milk
30g Unsalted Butter, soften at room temperature

(B) Topping Ingredients:
1 Canned Tuna in Spring Water(95g)
¼ Brown Onion, sliced
1tbsp Corn Kernels, cooked
1-2tbsp Mayonnaise
Parsley, finely chopped
***Mix (B) ingredients in a bowl.Keep them fresh in the fridge***

Method:
1. Place all (A) ingredients, except butter in the bread maker. Select “Dough” mode & press start. My machine takes 1 & ½ hour to mix, knead & finish the 1st proof, so 10 minutes after pressing the start button, I add in butter.  If you are using electric mixer(with dough hook), add the butter after the dough has become smooth which takes about 5 minutes.
2. After finish the 1st proof, remove the dough & place on a non-stick baking tray/lightly floured surface. Press the dough gently with hand to remove air bubbles.
NOTE:
If you are using the electric mixer, knead the dough till it becomes smooth, glossy & elastic. It is ready when you pull out a small portion of the dough, it  forms a thin transparent sheet like bubble gum/face mask.  Oil a bowl, add in dough & cover with a cling wrap. Place in a warm place to do 1st proofing which takes about 50minutes-1 hour. Click here to check whether the proofing is finished.
3. Divide & cut the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll individual dough into balls. Spray with some water & cover with cling wrap. Rest for 15 minutes.
4. Lightly oil your hand & a rolling pin.  Use the rolling pin to roll out each dough into oval shape(about 15cm long). Flip over & place the long side towards you. Roll up the dough like swiss roll.
NOTE:
Each time when you roll up, use your fingers to press the dough firmly.See below to get a clearer picture.


5. When finish, gently roll the dough to make a nice looking hotdog-shape. Place the “closing edge” facing down. Use a knife to cut the dough in the middle, leaving few centimerers(cm) uncut.
6. Open up the cut dough in “V” shape. Fold 1 side to the uncut section. Fold the other side to make a heart shape. Place the heart-shaped dough on a lined baking tray. Repeat till all other dough are shaped.


7. Spray with some water. Cover the tray with cling wrap. Proof for 50-60minutes.
NOTE:
I placed them in the middle level of my oven with door closed & leaving 2 bowls of hot waters underneath.
8. When finish,remove the tray. Turn on the oven at 165C(fan-forced). Spread the (B) topping ingredients evenly in the middle of the buns, leaving the edge untouched.  Brush the edge with beaten egg.
9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or untill golden.
TIP:If some of the buns are browning more than others during the process of baking, change their positions to give an evenly browning.
All right,here comes the end of this posting. I hope you will have a lovely weekend! Take care!

54 comments:

  1. 哇~赞!

    你的面包做法步骤图还细心喔~
    刚在mim blog看了还在想是怎样做出来的!
    嘻嘻嘻……

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    1. Hi Anna, thanks for you compliment, give you a big hug, ok!Actually Carol "lao si" website is quite detailed too. You can look at her website too for a better idea!Have a good weekend, girlfriend!

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  2. 这个心形面包是我解下来的挑战
    呵呵:)

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    1. 鲸鱼, can't wait to see you using your expensive toy to make good dishes!I'm waiting!

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  3. 我想做这款面包好久了,只是懒得要整形;所以都没做成。

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    1. Cherry potato, actually the shaping isn't too hard, if you do try out, please let me know, ok?

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  4. Jessie - these are so beautiful! At first I wondered about the tuna and corn in the braed, but now I'm dying to try it. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these beautiful buns w/ BYOB this month =).

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    1. Hi Heather, thanks for the help! I know, the flavour is a bit strange isn't it but you will find that it is quite a common flavour in the asian bakery shop!

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  5. Jessie, finally you have your laptop back. Its sad to know that some of your files have gone missing. (cry!) Oh..you finally dig out your little germ to do some wonder for you. Ya...sometimes when I am too lazy to use the mixer, I will use the bread maker to do the work for me.

    Jessie, I can see you really put a lot of effort in writing your post, clear explanation n demonstration in every step ..Very Good!!
    Like these pics too... !! :)

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    1. Li Shuan, the step-by-step photos is also for my future reference, mutual benefits.

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  6. I did this 1-2 years back , shall attempt again after seeing your perfect heart shape bread and also in Min blog. Sorry to know some of your files gone missing, next time remember to do backup wor. Happy weekend ahead.

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    1. Yaloh, must have at least 2 copies of back-up. I only did up to Feb, this has taught me a very good lesson!

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  7. Very lovely love-shaped bread! aiyoh....my girl just saw it and she loves tuna so much, asking me to do for her, faint.....i try to do on coming sunday.

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    1. Casey, sorry lah my dear friend, now you have to do it for your daughter, hahaha. But hoh, we can exchange the bread mah!

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  8. I am so sorry to hear of your computer problems. That is heartbreaking. I am new to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Hi Mary, thanks for the drop by again! I opened this blog in last Sep, everything seems to be new to me!Glad to know that you like some of my recipes!

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  9. 妳做的心型面包,胖嘟嘟的让人好想咬一口涅~
    谢谢妳详细的步骤图,爱死妳了~~~;)

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    1. spdong, spdong, I also 爱死妳了, yiiiiiiii!

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  10. 很漂亮的爱心面包!
    我要吃你的爱心~哈哈!

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    1. Qi Qi in the house, do you know that you are my VIP guest? So exciting to see you dropping by becoz of this bun, hahaha, must give you the prettiest piece!

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  11. Jessie, I saw many bloggers made these pretty heart shape buns. I think is time for me to start making some buns too. Thanks for showing the method of shaping the buns :)

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    1. Ann, actually Li Shuan & I have a common resolution, which is try to make less dessert this year. That's why I'm so keen in making bread these days!

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  12. I would love to try your lovely heart shaped buns...looks so delicious
    And so romantic lol! Yes a great idea to bake this for valentine's day,...

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    1. HI Jeannie, thanks for dropping by. How are you doing?Yeah, these heart-shaped buns really have something more to offer!

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  13. 心型面包,让人好想咬一口.

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    1. Hi Ah Loy, I know, that's why I like them so much!

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  14. i popped by from lena's site and I'm glad i did because I love your style of writing! Appreciate the step by step photos and detailed explanations you have :)

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    1. HI Janine, welcome welcome!It has been great to know Lena & now you.Will pay you a visit later!

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  15. thanks for showing the pics on how you did that heart shaped, i was thinking that you did it free hand and shaped it just like that! sorry to hear abt your computer problem, it's very frustrating but if the photos are still in your camera memory card, then maybe you can still retrieve it from there.

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    1. Lena, tell you something which is funny. I always mistaken you, Joyce & Zoe are all living in Melbourne, haha!I think this is properly 3 of you do the baking along together & I know you via Cooking like a Star, so my kind has set that you are also from Melbourne!

      I've moved on & have recreated the 4 dishes which I haven't posted in my blog. I lost few hundred photos with 8 cookings but I only decide to re-create few of them! That's what I have been busy with on the weekend!

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  16. 美美的心形面包,吃了甜在心头~

    自从上次电脑一直有问题,现在我会快快把照片都存一份在hard disk。

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    1. Shan, yeah, I wasn't quick enough. I only saved my photos up to Feb & some in Mar & have lost photos of 8 cookies(they are few hundred photos involved)!

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  17. What a lovely post! Hm, without knowing it, I am making less dessert this year too. I made some savory bread too, come see it. Can I join the club too? :)

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    1. Bread is something that we must eat everyday & that's why I have been busy making bread & cooking more presentable homedishes instead of just desserts but desserts are still my fav, just try to cut down a bit for now. Sure will come to see your bread!

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  18. Hi Jessie,
    Glad that at least your laptop is working now! Your buns looks fantastic! Lovely with a cup of tea or even coffee! I'm into bread making lately too! The bread machine is indispensable for me, though now, I'm sort of venturing into making breads without the bread machine! Have a nice day!

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    1. Joyce, I think making asian-flavoured bread is a good start for me to indulge in the world of bread! Slowly I will move on to other types of bread. The ciabatta is in my cooking list, haha!

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  19. Jessie,
    Your buns very pretty :)
    Recently saw many heart shape buns. I also 心痒痒to try it. Tuna and sweet corn are always my favourite :)

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    1. Hi girl! You make & let us share together, ok?

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  20. Jessie, I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm also glad you got to see snow - even if it was in Japan:-). Have a wonderful day.Blessings...Mary

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  21. Very detailed steps, thks for sharing ^_^

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    1. Hi, 爱丝特, will drop by your blog later to see what you are up to!

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  22. Hi Jessie, Really sorry to know what had happened to your computer. I know how you feel coz a few months back I've lost most of my photos that I've added in my blog & some new ones! Honestly I did cried but then lucky I still can see them in my blog. But some really lost for good. Don't worry may be the computer technician can retrieve some of the photos! Your heart shape buns looks fantastic & I really LOVE it!! I'm tempted to make this recipe as you've said it's mainly the bread machine do all the mixing & kneading! we like tuna fish so this will definitely fit the bill! Have a lovely weekend Jessie! HUGS! :)

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    1. Hi, I've moved on by now! At first I thought I only lost photos of 6 cookings but there are more & my compiuter technician can't retrieve them. So I'm telling myself, rely on no one but myself. I've re-made 4 dishes over the weekend & is planning to "remake" 1 more cooking then I'm done. Not going to re-cook all again coz I think the feeling is a bit different, haha!

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  23. These are so.... cute and they look delicious! I can think of a zillion variations for them do. thanks for sharing this wonderful technique!

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    1. Oh, hello! Thanks for the visit & glad to know that you are also fallen into these lovely shaped buns!

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  24. 我来回访了(*^__^*)

    心型的面包造型很美,最重要的是料很多,好吃:)

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    1. Hi Little Ghost, wow, so happy to see your drop by!Yeah, actually I wanted to put on more tuna & other toppings but there wasn't much space for me to squeeze in!

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  25. very very cute buns your have done, jessie...很美的心!:)
    tuna and corns is one of my favourite too for salad sometime...
    and, i like the photos taken, 很温馨!^^

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    1. Hi Shirleen, "ni lai lah!" Oh thanks you like the photos & the bread too!Take 1 with you, haha!

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