3, Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix till just combined.
4, Add in ground peanut and chopped walnut. You can adjust walnut and ground peanut according to your preference. I used the ground peanut bought from local supermarket. It already contains sugar and some white sesame, so You can add more sugar if you are using plain ground peanut.
5. I put the dough covered into fridge for about 30 mins before baking.
6, Divide dough into smaller ones and arrange on baking tray.
I really miss winter in my hometown. Sweet memory of roasted sweet potato and candied fruit on the stick. The traditional kind of roasted sweet potato is done by a simple and crude oven made from a big iron container. The stall owners would separate the container into 2 parts. One is to be filled with charcoal and the other one is for the rack to put the sweet potatoes. Freshly-roasted and oil-dripping sweet potatoes are hidden there.
It’s quite easy to make it at home with oven. The thin type is easy to cook and will taste better.
Preheat oven to 230 Degree C.
Put sweet potatoes into the oven and bake for 40-50 mins. Flip in the half way.
When I was in high school, this honey bun was very popular. I remember that we needed to start our morning lesson at about 6:30 AM. We studied for about 1 hr by ourselves. Then at 7 AM, we had 1 hour to rest and have breakfast. Actually 1 hour isn’t enough for most of the students to finish their breakfast before 8 AM, since there were so many lining in the school canteen. So to save more time, some students chose to buy bread in the store instead, which is very convenient. My friends and I usually bought this honey buns. The best part is the crispy honey and sesame bottom layer.
bread flour 200g
vegetable oil 10g
yeast 2 g
salt 1 pinch
Add yeast into warm milk. Stir a bit and let it rest for 2 mins.
Beat egg into a big bowl. Add in sugar, honey, oil and salt. Mix well.
Add flour into the egg honey mixture.
Add in milk while stirring the flour.
Knead everything into a dough. Keep kneading for about 20 mins.
Put dough in a warm place. Let it rise 2 times big.
Knead the dough and press the sir out. Cut it into 8 smaller dough balls.
Cover the dough balls with plastic and let them rest for 5 mins.
Flatten dough into oval shape. Roll from one end to another.
Cut in the middle.
In a small bowl, mix 1/2 tbsp flour, 1/2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tbsp white sesame. Prepare a little water in another bowl.
Dip the roll into the water first. then the white sesame with the cut side down.
Brush baking pan with oil. Arrange them into the baking pan.
Let them rise again till about 1.5 times big.
preheat oven to 180 Degree C.
bake for 15 mins.
In a bowl, add in 1 tbsp water and 1 tsp honey.
Brush honey water onto them. and bake for another 5 mins.
Look at my ugly buns. 🙂
The crispy white sesame bottom is exactly what I want.
Beat egg with sugar with electric mixer for 6-8 mins. It will become like mayonnaise.
Sieve in flour & baking powder. combine them.
Fold in 1/4 walnut.
Divide batter into 2 baking pans. And into the oven for 25 mins.
Place cakes on rack to let them cool down.
1/4 cup butter (softened), 1 cup icing sugar, 1/2 tbsp milk.
Beat the butter with electric mixer till very light and fluffy. Add in icing sugar 1/3 each a time. Blend well. Add in milk at last. Mix everything well.
Make frosting into 2 part. Add 1/4 walnut into one of them.
Syrup: 1/2 cup warm water, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 1/2 maple syrup. Mix well.
Place one cake upside down. Brush it with syrup. Spread the frosting (with walnut) onto it. Then put the other cake upside down over it. Brush it with syrup too. Spread the other frosting over the top and side of the cake. Sprinkle the rest chopped walnut over the side of the cake.
3 Tbsp milk, 30g chocolate. Heat in microwave till chocolate melts. Cool down to room temperature.
Pour the chocolate over the top.
Garnish with walnut at last.
The cake is super. It is a bit complicated as I did the frosting and glazing this time, which I never did before. That’s why I think this cake is a bit complicated. And you have a lot of washing to do after that. 🙂