Woof Woof Bun Bento

I bake when I’m stressed. REALLY! My work is giving me lots of headache now, and frankly, I feel like giving up and hiding in the cave for awhile. But unfortunately, I can’t do that. So I bake and SHOP to release my stress. :P

A mother was interested to try out my buns, so I made a bigger batch last night. Most of the time, I only bake a small portion, just enough for my family and we consume the bread in 2 days. But last night, I used this recipe for Hokkaido milk loaf to make the dough for doggie buns, ham and cheese rolls and plain bread loaf.

Ingredients:

  • 540 gm bread flour
  • 86 gm caster sugar 8 gm salt
  • 9 gm full cream milk power
  • 11 gm instant dried yeast
  • 86 gm whisked egg
  • 59 gm whipping cream
  • 54 gm milk
  • 184 gm tangzhong
  • 49 gm unsalted butter

The dough was kneaded by the bread maker as shown in this post. After the first proofing, I split the dough for 50g each for doggie buns and ham and cheese rolls, and roughly about 100g for Hokkaido milk loaf. Here’s how I did the woof woof buns, as inspired by Cookpad.com.

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Shaping starts after the 15 minutes second proofing.

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Flatten the dough with a rolling pin.

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Cut a small piece of ham as the tongue.

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Place the ham at the bottom of the dough as shown.

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Cut a small triangle at the top of the top.

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Fold down and seal the dough.

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Cut off a small bit at the top of the dough to form the ears and allow 40 minutes of 3rd proofing.

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After the 3rd proofing, lightly press on the dough and place raisins as eyes and nose.

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Egg wash the dough if you preferred.

So here are the woof woof buns and ham and cheese rolls.

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Woof woof!

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I didn’t snap pics for these rolls but it’s quite easy to shape them. Just place the ham and cheese on the flatten oval dough and roll it up.

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I packed 2 buns for the kids’ bentos, and some for friends at school.

Everyone said the buns are soft and yummy. It’s a great encouragement to baking novice like me!

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Comments: 2

  1. Dimply November 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Fantastic looking buns, I can’t believe u’re a novice! :)
    I bake when I’m stressed too.. Haha! But work’s just work, hang in there & bake more and let the stress melt away! Cheers!

  2. shoppingmum November 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks Dimply. :)