steamed pumpkin bunsi have to admit that halloween is not one of my favourite festivals( ̄~ ̄;)… because everything is so creepy and scary…. i still prefer everything to be kawaii (Ɔ˘⌣˘)(˘⌣˘)˘⌣˘ C)

nonetheless, i’m still doing this in the spirit of the imminent festival… ok ok.. it’s because i still have some pumpkin puree sitting in the fridge *:・✧⃛(ཽ๑ඕัළඕั๑)✧⃛*:・

Recipe adapted from Table for 2

300g pumpkin puree
30g sugar
1tsp cornstarch

60g sugar
90g pumpkin puree
1 tsp instant yeast
150g pau flour
1 tsp double acting baking powder (regular works fine)


steamed pumpkin buns– mix all filling ingredients and cook until thicken. Use 2 tsp to form into little balls and place on a lined tray. Chill until time of use
– prepare bun ~ (1) combine sugar, pumpkin puree and yeast
– (2) combine pau flour, D.A.B.P. and butter. mix to form crumbs
– pour (1) into (2) and mix to form a dough
– knead dough until it is smooth and no longer sticky
– let dough proof in a warm place until double in size. Remember to cover it
– punch down dough after it has doubled. knead it for 2 minutes and divide dough into 12 pieces
– remove pumpkin filling from fridge
– with lightly floured hands, take one piece of dough and flatten it, making it thinner at the sides
– place one piece of filling, round side down onto flattened dough
– wrap and seal bun
– seam side down, make marks that resemble a pumpkin using a dinner knife
– let buns proof (covered) for 45 mins and steam on high heat for 12 mins

Personal notes:

steamed pumpkin buns– i gave the buns deeper perforated impressions by pricking it gently with a toothpick after marking it with a serrated knife
– i coloured a small pinch of the dough with extra dark cocoa powder and cut out different shapes for the pumpkins’ expressions
– cloves have been used for pumpkin stem

steamed pumpkin buns

happy halloween ←~(o `▽´ )oΨ

Pollution index: 143 (lightly polluted)


(11) Comments

  • Mel (November 1, 2013)

    Hi Victoria
    Your miniature pumpkin buns so beautiful made and looks so exactly like the pumpkin. Healthy snack….. you are always so creative in food decor! I\’m full of admiration to you!

  • Doreen (November 1, 2013)

    Hi Vic,
    This is a kawaii Halloween pumpkin buns. So cute !

  • 柠檬叶 (November 1, 2013)


  • eileen (November 1, 2013)


  • Jasline @ Foodie Baker (November 1, 2013)

    Hi Victoria, those buns look really cute and delicious!

  • May Law (November 1, 2013)

    你的手艺真的一流, 太惊人了。。连包点都做的精彩!

  • Xiao (November 1, 2013)


  • Nasi Lemak Lover (November 2, 2013)

    everything you made also look so cute and nice, Like!

  • kitchen flavours (November 3, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    Cute little pumpkins! We do not really celebrate Halloween too, but love seeing all the different Halloween yummies that others are making!

  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (November 3, 2013)

    Haha,,, this is not scary but very cute!!! Good Idea!

  • lena (November 4, 2013)

    you are a very artistic and creative person..that\’s a nice work of a \’pumpkin\’ bun!

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