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. 😛

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.


  • 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.

Shaping starts after the 15 minutes second proofing.

Flatten the dough with a rolling pin.

Cut a small piece of ham as the tongue.

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

Cut a small triangle at the top of the top.

Fold down and seal the dough.

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

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

Egg wash the dough if you preferred.

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


Woof woof!

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.

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. :)