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Flower Shaped Buns Recipe

Is there anything like a fresh, hot out of the oven, homemade Flower Shaped Buns? Let’s give regular stuffed buns a little twist to make a flower shaped buns.It’s also very easy and fun to make. Perfect for satisfying lunch or dinner, after school snack and picnic food.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16
Author Bushrah@Recipestable


For Buns Dough

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon milk powder
  • 1/2 cup water might use less
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 4 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Chicken Filling

  • 2 cups boiled chicken shredded
  • 1 large red onion finel chopped
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili crushed
  • 4 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 4 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 cup milk

For Assembling Buns

  • white & black sesame seeds as required
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tsp milk, for brushing the buns before baking



    To Make Buns Dough

    • Sieve the flour and dry milk powder in a large mixing bowl.
    • Make three holes in the flour, and then put sugar, yeast, and salt in each hole. Gently cover the holes with the flour.
    • Then add the oil, melted butter and the egg, and combine together.
    • Pour lukewarm milk in the flour mix.
    • Start kneading together and gradually add the lukewarm water a little at a time.
    • You may not need to use all the water, so add it sparingly until your dough comes together and is nice and soft. Knead for a good 10-15 minutes.
    • When the dough becomes smooth and elastic, it is done. (Note: The more you knead the dough, the softer the buns will be).
    • Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough.
    • Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap or cover with a damp cloth and set it in a warm place for 40 minutes to an hour for it to double in size.

    To Make The Chicken Filling

    • Meanwhile, prepare your buns filling. Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a frying pan or wok.
    • Saute onion in butter until transculant.
    • Now add flour and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    • Season with salt, pepper and red chili.
    • Now add milk and cook for 4-5 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
    • Add shredded chicken, green chilies, fresh coriander leaves.
    • Stir until well combined and remove from the heat.
    • Let it cool completely.

    To Make Flower Shaped Buns

    • When the dough has risen into a nice big size, take the dough out of the bowl and Punch it down to remove some of the air in the dough.
    • Divide the dough into 16-18 balls, depending on the size of buns you would like.
    • Gently roll out each piece of dough and make a round ball.
    • Flatten a ball until it is about 3 inches in diameter and place 2 tablespoon of chicken filling in the centre.
    • Pull up the edges of the rolled out dough and pinch together to firmly seal the filling within.
    • Put the sealed part face down on the board and press the dough into about a 2 inch diameter.
    • Make 8 decorative slits around the edge, equally spaced apart (either using a pizza cutter or sharp knife or even a pair of kitchen scissors).
    • Place the prepared buns on a greased cooking sheet or tray and cover with a light cloth and let them rise for about 20 minutes to half an hour.
    • Meanwhile preheat the oven 180°C or 350°F.
    • Brush each bun with beaten egg yolks and put some black and white sesame seeds in the center of the each bun.
    • Bake the buns, in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.
    • Remove and brush the buns top with melted butter.
    • Flower Shaped Buns are ready to serve. ENJOY!


    Serving Suggestions:
    Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.