Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Homemade Bread / Buns

^ ^ My first bake of Ham & Cheese Buns and our all time favourite Sausage Rolls

These are my first few attempts in bread baking ever and since then, I am crazy about these homemade bread / buns totally! Initially I was thinking to make a mini bite size sausage bun for Angel after looking at those I got from the bakery is either too large to hold or to fit into her tiny mouth while she 'struggle hard' to push the huge buns into her mouth!! I really didn’t anticipate that bread making can be so addicting!! The bread kneading part is really the torturing part (or should I say the most interesting part?) but I guess that doesn’t stop me from bread making either :P I think I really need to go get myself a bread maker soon, or a cake mixer cum bread maker will be even better!!! Errrmmm ……. there is right??

^ ^ Western Style Char Sau Bao (Barbeque Pork Bun)

^ ^ Plain Butter Bun and Raisin Bun

Normally it take around 2 ½ - 3 hours before the bread is freshly out from the oven. I just love the house fill with the aroma of freshly baked bread / buns. Hubby and Angel certainly loves those bread a lot! They are the happiest when they saw me kneading the bread dough again :) But due to my sensitive hands, I will have to stop for 1 week + before I can make another round of bread for my 2 sweet ‘babies’ at home :) But when I look at the happy faces of daddy and Angel while munching on those bread, a house filled with aroma fresh from the oven while i watched my 'hard work' vanished one by one in a day ……. I think that’s my perfect picture of my ordinary yet simple happy family moments, and a place where I call ‘Home’ :)

^ ^ Angel’s Super Mini Size Cocktail Sausage Rolls and Sesame Seed Bun

^ ^ “Come! Come! Aaaaammmmm ~~~~!”
She looks so happy everytime I gave her the mini bun fresh from the oven. It's made to a super-mini toddler bite size to suit her small hands and appetite ^_^

P/S: Sorry ya .... I didn't have time to put up all the recipes as usual as I am pretty busy house moving lately ;) But if you were interested, you can refer here for a Chinese version of the sausage rolls recipe (for the bread dough) I normally used :)

33 comments:

Cath J said...

CAROLLLLLLLL.......PLS share your recipe!!!!!! If not I hunt you sampai ke lubang cacingggggggg!!!!!!!

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......


Hahahhahaha... seriously fren... I need to make a bun for my boy (To school??)Hhehehhe...

Love you (Wahhhhhh.... siap ada this..memujuk... hihihihi)

BoeyJoey said...

Wah, Caroline... by the look of those bread and your little Angel's fac, you can open shop and sell already la! Well done! :-)

Kristie said...

Caroline, I'm into bread making too!!!! Mind to share ur recipe? Can email me: k305@yahoo.com

I love sausage rolls too.... everything bun-ny is yummy hahahah

I love the mini buns too for toddlers, excellent idea :) well done mama!

LittleLamb said...

Caroline, u r so talented. HOw i wish i knew how to bake like u..n let my kid enjoy

MommyAngel said...

Cath & Kristie, Glad to know that both of you are interest in bread making too :)

- I am more then grateful to share the recipe with you :) However, I am in the middle of moving house (a huge move!), a total chaos in the house now and I don’t think I can find my recipe book until the day I finish unpacked! Or can you guys wait till I am back?? :) :) However, I have already put up a link (but in Chinese) for the sausage rolls recipe, take a look ya if anyone of you can find someone to read Chinese.

Cath, your super lovely baking is not enough to make your son happy ah? Hahahahaha ….

Kristie, yes, mini buns are definitely easier for young toddler! Those bun I got from the bakery is quite large to goes into their mouth actually :)

BoeyJoey, thanks :) I didn’t anticipate that my bread turn out quite ok coz my mom always told me it’s very hard to make nice bread :)

Rachel, hahahaha …. I am not talented at all and this is also my first attempt in bread making too! I am sure if I manage to get it right, you can too coz it’s not that difficult actually. FYI, I also have not learn any baking or cooking before leh. I only starts cooking once in awhile after Angel was born and I only starts baking …. Maybe 9 months ago since Angel starts having cakes :)

ChloeRuoyi said...

Wah.. you really can open a cafe - sell bento sets, cakes, bread, tarts etc. Love 'em all!

MeRy said...

Yummy Bread.....U ever think of getting Bread Machine,then no need to knead the dough.
You are moving to a new house??Juz wondering whr u stay now coz sometimes u did mention at ur blog that u r at bangkok.

Cynthia said...

oh yes, bread making can be a real addict, and look at the faces of Angel! You are good Caroline.. :)

Linda said...

hmm.... i can smell the aroma from here... can also feel the love n effort that u put in with the recipe..... yummy!!

Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh boy...your buns look so good. i am really hungry now :) hey, looks like you have one happy customer there ;)

Cath J said...

Carol: Not super perfect lah... That type of food not authorized by school lol..lol..lol.. bday boleh lah... Owww... you are moving???? Where to my fren??? Please let me know ya... So your address will change too???

Mummy Gwen said...

Wei...you are very good wor. Making buns now...super advanced leh. I can make muffins and cupcakes only..hahaha. I also want to learn, Carol. I'm waiting for the recipes too. :P

Look at sweet little Angel..sinking her teeth into those buns..hehehe..CUTE.

Merryn said...

Wow, those buns looks too good to be true! You sure you made them yourself? Wakaka.. really good lah you. Your hubs and Angel are really lucky! I can imagine the aroma of freshly baked buns ody.. :)

Mummy Moon said...

You are so rajin!! I can see your creations are so perfect! My kids just love sausage buns. But I really lazy to bake myself. :)

suhar40 said...

Wah, Caroline... so nice bread, can share d recipe with me? my email:suhar40@yahoo.com.my Thanks in advance :D

I'm suhar mom of 2babies(Eliora & Theophilus) Can we exchange the blog link?

Fussy mum said...

Wahh Caroline, you're good...your bread/bun look as good as those selling in shops. I've never tried bun making before. Do you knead the dough yourself or use mixer?

Esmeralda said...

Should I say this Mummy Caroline is a super mummy??? Gosh... you really turned the tables on me lar.. felt like I didn't make anything special for Ashton. :((

I love the buns, esp the char sao bun.. yummy... So nice if u were here, I can go curi makan... kekeke...

Wonderful Life said...

Wow... looks yummy!!

It's good to have the baking spirit maintained. I've not been baking for quite some time already... super duper lazy me... :P

little prince's mummy said...

Wow! Looks like those bread selling in the bakery shop! U're expert la!

Carolyn said...

that bread and roll looks so delicious hehehe...
seriously, you can sell this you know :-))

MommyAngel said...


Hweili, hahahahaha …. You really reminded me something hor, those baking I made is really kind of like a café, maybe I really need a café break after all :P :P

Mery, ya …. I am thinking to get a bread machine too coz my sensitive hands really cannot stand the kneading :) I am still in Bangkok so I am moving my Bangkok house to another place :)

Cynthia, thanks …. Actually I know you are good in making buns too :) It’s really addicting isn’t it?? Maybe it’s the kneading part coz it really can really our tension just by kneading those dough :P What do you think??? :P :P

Linda, thanks dear ~~ actually I don’t really enjoy baking and cooking that much but when I saw Angel’s face lighten up and hubby is in his good appetite, somehow it keeps me going and trying :)

Mommy To Chumsy, thanks dear :) No …. I have 2 happy customer actually, hehehehe :P

Cath, no … your cake really is super perfect until I even show to hubby telling him that my blog friend is making all these!!!!!
- oh, even food need to be authorized by the school? That’s a new thing to know and I think it’s good as well to ensure not too much desserts in the kid’s meal :)
- I am just moving my house in Bangkok. The KK address I have given you remain unchanged :)

MummyGwen, so you are into cupcakes and muffins :) I can’t make that coz Angel is still quite allergy to butter so I have to move on to bread :)
- I have put up a link for the recipe and try and have a look ya :)
- Yes … Angel is super happy when she sees those buns! She loves bread very much :)

Merryn, actually I bought them from the café, hahahahaha., how I wish :P :P I really love the smell of freshly baked buns in the house, it’s even nicer then the aroma of cake :)

MummyMoon, it’s nice to know that you kids love sausage buns too :) If you can buy it from the bakery then it’s ok coz kneading the bread dough really takes so much energy :)

Suhar40, I have put up a link of the recipe under my blog and go and take a look ya :) You need to click inside the link in that author’s blog in order to get the dough recipe :) I hope you do read Chinese :) Good luck dear :)

Fussy mum, thanks :) Yes …. I knead those bread using my bare hands coz I do not own a bread maker yet *sigh* You really have to try it (there is a link at the bottom of my post) and it not only looks like those in the bakery, it TASTE like those sell in the bakery too, and even nicer when it’s fresh out from the oven :)

Esmeralda, thanks dear …. I am not super mummy la, just a busy body mommy who is always so ‘curious’ on those new recipe and don’t believe it can be done until I have done it myself :P :P Next time I will belanja you and Ashton bbq pork buns ya :) :)

Doreen, you are super duper lazy or super duper busy?? Hahahaha …. Nvm since you have baked so many cakes already, take a break and start all over again :) I think I need to put a stop to it for few weeks too :)

PeiWun, thanks … it does taste similar to those in the bakery :) Want to give it a try?

Carolyn, hahahaha ….. I don’t think I can sell them la coz kneading with my bare hands I can only make lesser then 20 buns per day and feel so tired already :P :P Thanks for you nice complements ya Carolyn :)

chooi peng said...

the bun look so great and yummy!!!!

Angeline said...

she is happy whenever you passed her the buns????
I would jump over the moon!!! Your buns looked too templicious!!!! (tempting + delicious) *Grin*

MommyAngel said...

CP, thanks :)

Angeline, yup .... she will give me the sweetest smile in the entire world while her eyes were glued to 1 of the bun (not even willing to take her eyes off the bun even I call her name) whenever I am taking those buns out from the oven! Hahahaha .... can really see that she really really loves those buns so much!!

Serene said...

Carol, tell you what.. you seriously got to buy a bread machine. It helps the kneading part most! I also very crazy about bun/bread making lately. Will share my latest baking: toast in my blog soon. Your sausage roll looks so GREAT!! I wants to do that too lah, but I dun have an electric oven... =(

Health Freak Mommy said...

Oh my, those buns look soooooo delicious! You are a real good cook and baker too. No wonder Angel is so chubby :)

Julie said...

The char sau pau and cocktail sausage roll are so tempting. Great job!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Remembered I told you that you are such a talented person in baking...See, this is the another time that I can proved my words.
I salute with your job done. The bread looked so nicely done. How I wish if I could have a bite..Hehe.

MommyAngel said...

Serene, Ya … my next target is a bread machine and you mean you didn’t have a electric oven? Then how do you do your toast??

Healthy Freak Mommy, hahahahaha …. Thanks so much :)

Julie, thanks dear :)

Joanne, thanks so much Joanne :) I didn’t expect that those buns turn out to be so nice :) You can make them too coz it’s quite easy actually :) Angel loves those buns very much and I am sure Sarah will too :)

Kristie said...

Thanks Caroline, take ur time, hope u are more settled down now :)

MommyAngel said...

Kristie, oh no .... not yet!! Everything is 'still in the process' :( :(

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I think I really have to find time in baking as now Sarah goes to bed pretty late.

MommyAngel said...

Joanne, you are so right!! So now Sarah also a late sleeper ya? Normally I would asked hubby to watch Angel when I am busy baking, no choice leh as she also sleep when I went to bed so really have no time to do any baking if hubby is not around to help.