Bacon and Cheese Buns

Even though I'm a Chinese, I must admit my mandarin is terrible! You won't believe that I had to take 3 Chinese exams during my college day just to arrive a final result of 'D'! The three results that I obtained were D, E, F (not in order)! I remembered a lot of my classmates took the first year and had gotten good results that they were excused from Chinese lessons the following year! I was the only one who made the money worth by sitting in all the classes through my two-years in college! So now you know how bad is my Chinese standard!

Anyway, when it comes to buying recipe books, I always go for English recipes. However, I broke my own rule this time. I bought 孟老师的100 道面包. I haven't been baking very wonderfully soft buns. So I decided to buy this book, hoping I can produce better breads! I also saw that many bloggers actually baked quite a lot of breads from this book. So I decided to take advantage of the Popular 20% and invest in this book. Based on the limited chinese that I know, I managed to understand and do some simple translation!
With the availability of the ingredients that I had on hand, I decided to bake Bacon and Cheese Buns based on 孟老师的100 道面包's "Cheese and Ham Buns".
Recipe for Bacon and Cheese Buns, adapted from 孟老师的100 道面包.
Makes 9 regular buns

380g Bread flour
40g Wholemeal flour
30g Fine sugar
1/2 tsp Fine salt
4g Instant yeast
1 no. Whole egg (approx. 50g)
210g Water

30g Unsalted butter

9 pcs Back Bacon, fats removed
9 slices Cheddar Cheese
Some black sesame seeds

  1. Combine all the dough ingredients except butter. Mix at low speed using a dough hook. Once the mixture has come together, turn to medium speed and knead until a smooth dough.
  2. Add butter and knead at low speed till combined. Then increase to medium speed and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover the dough with cling wrap and let it proof for 80mins.
  4. Divide the dough into 9 portions, and roll them into balls. Let them rest for another 10mins.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the fillings. Using the bacon, roll up the cheese like a swiss roll and leave aside.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough and placed the bacon and cheese at the corner and roll it up. Seal it tightly.
  7. Placed it in the baking tray and let it rest for another 30mins.
  8. Using a scissor, cut three slits on top and sprinkle some black sesames.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven of 190C for 12mins.
I'm submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers #8 - Bread Seduction.


Jean said...
June 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM

hey im sure your efforts are worthwhile...that book is really a good bread making book! your bread really looks soft and yummy :)

passionbaker said...
June 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Thanks Jean! I started with making it from your post too! :) I must agree, this is a good book to keep!

jasminelim said...
June 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM

even though i dont have limited chinese, im always so turn off by chinese recipe as i take time to read and re-read it! your effort paid off (: those bread look soooo DELICIOUS and soft! (:

passionbaker said...
June 18, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Thanks Jasmine. I also took a long time to read and try to understand! LOL

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