snowman steam custard buni haven’t made custard bun for a while… this is a very classic dim sum bao…. who can get tired eating this? (ෆ ͒•∘̬• ͒)◞ especially when it is homemade custard and we get to control the sweetness ♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪

i’m just re-using one of the recipes which i’d now marked as my “go-to” bao recipe… so here you go peeps.. repeat telecast…kakaka

snowman steam custard bunIngredients (makes 30 buns)

600g pau flour
6g yeast
5g baking powder
19g shortening
113g sugar
113 coconut milk
113g water

Custard recipe
2 eggs
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp custard powder
120ml milk
50g cake flour
40g unsalted butter (cubed and softened)


包粉 600克
干酵母 6克
泡打粉 5克
白油 19克
糖 113克
椰浆 113克
水 113克

鸡蛋 2颗
糖 2大匙
卡仕达粉 2大匙
牛奶 120毫升
蛋糕粉 50克
黄油 40克,切丁、软化


snowman steam custard bun– prepare custard ~ beat eggs and sugar till pale and frothy
事先制作奶黄馅 ~蛋和糖打至发泡

– add in custard powder and mix till dissolved. Sieve the mixture

– add in milk and then sifted flour. Mix lightly till incorporated

– add in butter and mix well. sieve mixture again

– warm custard mixture over a pot of simmering water for 10 mins, stirring every 2 min interval. The mixture will come together into a soft dough

– remove from heat and place a cling wrap on top of custard. cool completely

– prepare bao dough ~ mix all dough ingredients together and knead till you get a soft dough. colour 2 portions of 20g original dough with red yeast powder and matcha powder respectively; and a small pinch of original dough with cocoa powder. set aside for 15 mins

– divide dough into appropriate portions of 10g (for head) and 25g (for body); and custard into 13g per portion. Refrigerate remaining un-used custard

– wrap each filling into a piece of body portion. seal seams and place head on top of body

– snowman’s scarf: roll a portion of red and green coloured dough flat and cut into strips. twirl a piece of red and green together and wrap lightly around snowman’s neck

– cut out buttons using the tip of piping tips and fix on snowman’s body

– roll out cocoa dough flat, and use a small round tip to cut out snowman’s nose. affix to the face

– dot eyes (using toothpick) with egg wash mixed with dark cocoa powder. consistency of this should be slightly “gluely”. you can also dot button holes onto the buttons

– hat: pinch a bit of red or green dough, and shape it into a cone shape. coat the sides with desiccated coconut. place hat onto snowman’s head and gently press the sides down using a toothpick (this helps to firm the hat to the head better)

– bring a pot of water to boil on high heat, and then turn to medium heat. place buns in and steam for 7 mins

– after 7 mins is up, do not open the lid immediately. allow bun to sit in it for a couple of mins before serving buns

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

snowman steam custard bun– do not steam these buns on high heat because this will cause your snowman to “huat ah!”

– do remember to also wrap the lid with a cloth so the water droplets do not drop on your baos

– there is no need to further proof the buns after shaping as it would have proofed by the time you complete decorating everything

– feel free to “downsize” the dough but you may need to add a few more tbsp of coconut milk depending on the thickness of the coconut milk you are using

– please do not attempt to shape too high a hat as it will easily topple your snowman during steaming process

snowman steam custard buni must peer-pressure you into trying this bun… it is soo soo good… p(*^-^*)q

I am submitting this to the “Baby Sumo’s Christmas Recipes Collection 2013” event which is hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out

Pollution index: 73 (good)


(30) Comments

  • Angie Ng (December 13, 2013)


    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      小胖胖可爱吧。。。咔咔咔。。。来来,一起HI- TEA

  • Mel (December 13, 2013)

    From an ordinary steamed buns you can create something that can lighten up someone\’s heart and I am sure if someone is in moody mood will definitely brighten up to see this beautiful snow men. Because I will!

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      I\’m glad this made you smile (i presume…) TGiF Mel Mel….

  • Esther Lau (December 13, 2013)

    Hi Victoria, these snowman are soo soo cute too…Can I have one red and one green snowman for X\’mas gift please, hehehe…

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      of course Esther…. come come… we can eat choo-gether

  • Fion Chong (轩宏媽媽) (December 13, 2013)


    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      哎哟 。。 偶说轩宏妈妈呀。。偶看到你的留言都笑喷了。。。太搞了呀你

  • 0620 (December 13, 2013)


  • Vivian pang (December 13, 2013)

    Clever idea making steamed buns into snowman. Your snowman look beautiful!

  • Chris (December 13, 2013)

    hoho … so cute!

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      And yummy to eat 😉 I couldn\’t bear to eat it after taking pics….

  • Qi Qi in the house (December 13, 2013)


    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)


  • Ann Low (December 13, 2013)

    WOW! These snowman buns are super cute! Thumbs up for your creation!!

  • AuntyYoung (December 13, 2013)

    You always post something unique !
    Both thumbs up for you !

    • Victoria Bakes (December 14, 2013)

      believe it or not i get all my inspiration from reading all your blogs 🙂

  • 柠檬叶 (December 13, 2013)


  • May Law (December 14, 2013)

    我错过了下午茶, 来个夜宵可以吗?

    • Victoria Bakes (December 14, 2013)

      anytime.. 来。。。 热呼呼的包子等着您哈

  • lena (December 14, 2013)

    love the face, love the hat, love the scarf!!

    • Victoria Bakes (December 14, 2013)

      keeekeee… tks lena… it is one of the creations that i\’m happier with

  • Baby Sumo (December 14, 2013)

    OMG cuteness overload! I love it. Thanks for linking to my Christmas event.

  • Choo Doris (December 15, 2013)

    Hi Victoria, I came over to have a look when I saw your snowmen from Baby Sumo\’s blog. They are so cute. I also made snowman buns but mine are not \”standing\” like yours. Yours gave me ideas where I can improve on mine. Thank you so much so sharing!

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