Friday, July 16, 2010

Pineapple Buns 菠蘿包

Since we have relatives and friends visiting from Hong Kong these days, we have been going out a lot.  You probably can tell I have not been baking at all.  I saw Cherry's blog tonight that she'd baked some 菠蘿包, they look absolutely irresistible.  I know I have to bake tonight. I quickly found a recipe through Tastespotting and started baking at 9 pm sharp.  My hubby is a 菠蘿包 fanatic, I know this would not be as good as the ones he usually buys from Lucullus Bakery in Richmond Hill but I just thought that I should give it a try.  

I used 1 cup cake flour and 2 1/2 bread flour so the dough turned out much softer.  The pineapple topping is good, I wish it's sweeter.  Just on the appearance, the buns look like  the store bought ones, however, the taste is somehow lacking but at least they are not as greasy and it's a lot of fun making them.