haiji bun and pandan kayaand finally i found pandan leaves in Beijing… or should i say my favourite couple brought me panda leaves… i’d always wanted to make my very own kaya because my hubby loves kaya…

Haiji White Bun Recipe adapted from Cosy Bake


Bread Four   250g
Instant Yeast   3g
Milk  200g
Sugar   10g
Salt    3g
Butter 10g
haiji white bun
 – Pre heat oven t 190’C. In a bowl, except butter, mix all the ingredients to get a rough dough. Add in butter and continue to knead till the dough is springy and smooth. This should takes about 10 minutes
– Let dough rise till double the volume. cover the dough and keep in warm place
– Portion into 7 equal size and roll up to form a ball. Let dough rest for 15 minutes
– Press each dough flat and re roll to form ball shape. Dust the dough with some flour, and use a rolling pin give an impression across each dough. Place them on baking tray and let them rise for 40 minutes
– Bring the oven temperature down to 140’C, bake dough in the oven for 15 minutes
Homemade Pandan Kaya Recipe adapted from Nasi Lemak Lover
3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
250g caster sugar
350ml coconut milk
8pcs pandan leaves (screwpine leaves)
homemade pandan kaya
 – Mixture A – Blend pandan leaves and coconut milk in a blender. Strain to discard pulp
– Mixture B – Add sugar into beaten eggs, use a hand whisk to stir mixture until sugar dissolves (Do not beat but lightly stir !!)
– Add mixture A into mixture B became kaya mixture. Stir and mix well
– Sift the kaya mixture into another mixing bowl (stainless steel preferred)
– Place mixing bowl over another pot of boiled water on low heat, stir kaya mixture occasionally.(Do not stop too long, 1-2mins intervals)
– It took at least 1hour to cook till desired thickness. Cool completely before store in a clear jar and keep in the fridge
Personal notes:
haiji bun
 – i halved the bread recipe and made 6 dolls. 20g for head, 8g for body, 4g for each side of ear, and pinches of dough for hands and legs
– expressions are painted onto doll before baking by mixing cocoa powder and red yeast powder with egg yolk separately
– my kaya was cooked for 1 hour
haiji bun
 I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up September – Pandan hosted by Joceline @ Butter, Flour & Me, organized by Zoe@ Bake For Happy Kids and Mui Mui @ My Little Favourites DIY.
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Pollution index: 118 (lightly polluted)


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