Black Sesame Steamed Bun With Coffee Lotus Paste

Yes, it's raining here almost everyday and windy. But not as scary as 120mph like in Ireland!

And I think this is the best time to enjoy all kinds of steam and bake goods which I've been doing for the past couple of days. This is yet another easy to prepare steamed bun and you can have any fillings in it. As for mine, I have them with coffee lotus paste.

Ingredients for Bun Dough :
250gm Bao flour
200gm superfine flour
50gm black sesame powder
70gm sugar
2 tspn baking powder
40gm shortening

2/3 tbsp yeast
300ml lukewarm water
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp sugar

Method :
(1) combine all ingredients (B) and mix well, then set aside for 10 mins.
(2) combine ingredients (A) in a big mixing bowl, except shortening.
(3) stir mixture (B) into (A) and mix to form a sticky dough.
(4) add in shortening and mix to combine.
(5) leave dough to rest for about 20 mins, do not over proof.
(6) then divide dough into 40gm/50gm each.

(7) then wrap in any desired fillings and place it onto a greaseproof paper.
(8) steam for 10 mins over high heat.
(9) serve hot.

The freshly steamed buns are so soft & fluffy and really aromatic. The aroma of that black sesame is absolutely stunning.

This recipe may also perfect for making Chinese Birthday Bun. Hope you will love it!
I'm sending this to Chaya @ My Sweet & Savory for Meatless Monday Event.


  1. Kristy, the texture of this bun looks
    so soft. I would like to eat this straight from steaming :)

  2. Intresting...but if its for Chinese Birthday Bun - i need to add red colour for the dough! LOL. Once again thanks for sharing!

  3. Kristy,
    Still got some more left? FedEx over please.

  4. Kristy, the buns look amazing. I can imagine the softness and fluffiness....if only I can have a few. =D
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yum! I love black sesame. I love coffee. I love lotus seed paste. Triple the love! This sounds like a great combo Kristy. Very creative:)

  6. I've never seen this kind of buns before. Awesome, another one of your great creations!

    I'm in for a recipe challenge. Appreciate if you could vote for me & also give a positive comment. Details @ A Steamy Affair With Microwave, Vote & Win!

    I thank u in advance, Kristy!

  7. Kristy...what a wonderful bun you have made here and especially taken on a rainy day with a cup of hot coffee...real comfort food :)

    I went to Mid Valley,KL to look for the pasta maker with the brand you recommended...Carrefour and Jusco ...but they don't have the brand. Btw...I want to know whether the parts can be taken out for washing ?

  8. I wonder if I can get the ingredients for this? Interesting. Diane

  9. Perfect weather for baking and steaming indeed! I would love some while staying in and do a dvd marathon!

  10. I love the steamed buns we ate in China. This post is bringing back delicious memories!

  11. When I used to live in Florida, we would have terrible rain. Its so nice to have something delicious to eat while staying nice and cozy inside.
    *kisses* HH

  12. What is coffee lotus paste Kristy? I really fancy your steaming contraption!

  13. i would really like to have some of these cos i havent tried these before and i'm sure these are really good with the aroma of the black sesame.btw, for the bun dough ingredients, 50gm black sesame seeds/paste/powder? cheers!

  14. Ann : I think when we get older we prefer having something soft and lighter huh!

    Angeline : If you're makiing Birthday bun with this recipe. Replace black sesame with flour. Then you can have a whole white bun.

    WaiKitt : Haha... I think the buns will turn from black to green later on! haha....

    Jet : You're welcome! Yes, it's really fluffy especially straight from the steamer. You can actually have at least a few of them.

    Tana : Oh man, I tell you. This is such a killer. I love it so much too!

    Shirley : You can count on me! I've already made the vote. So, good luck, girl!

    Elin : No worries, I'm sure you'll find one soon. Maybe you can try a different branding!

    Diane : Best of luck! And hope you will like it too but I'm pretty sure you can't easily get the lotus paste there. Or maybe you can try using or making your own red bean paste for this instead.

    3HTummiies : Haha... DVD marathon! Sounded just like me!

    Beth : Well, I'm sure you can enjoy this kind of buns at your local China town. Or you may also try making your own.

    HH : Yeah, it is! I just can't stop once I've started it. I ate one after one. Don't even bother to count! haha....

    Shirley : sweetie, here's the link to your answer.

    Thanks so much everyone for your nice comments. It's a great pleasure for having you here. Hope you're all having a fabulous day.

    Cheers, Kristy

  15. Lena : thanks for asking! I think I've accidentally delete the word powder when editing. It's in powder form.

    I hope you will enjoy this recipe and have fun. Btw, can you still find lotus paste in Ipoh?

    Have a lovely evening.

    Cheers, Kristy

  16. WOW! It's REALLY coming down! Black sesame buns? Creative!

  17. This bun sound so healthy with added sesame , yummy

  18. I never bake make anything with black sesame powder before and I really like how it looks on these beautiful buns. I have to remember to get some the next time I shop for Asian stuff.

  19. Kristy, your buns always turn out so perfectly smooth and fluffy and this one is especially so! Love the texture of the crumb!

  20. What a soft pliant dough. Sweet comfort from the perils of wind and rain!

  21. Gorgeous and unique bun. Very pretty!

  22. hey ....that looks good and healthy! Well done!

  23. Kristy, you always have something wonderful and delicious going on in your kitchen. Your recipes are so creative and I love learning about new foods and products from you. Keep them coming!

  24. It sure is rainy, we haven't seen that in so long. I wish I could smell these steamed buns. They look wonderful!

  25. Kristy, I would like to try some. They look so tempting!

  26. Ces petits pains semblent délicieux.
    Je réalise que je n'ai jamais mangé de pâte de lotus. C'est dommage. Ca doit être très bon.
    See soon.

  27. Kristy, your sesame buns are so the idea of filling with lotus paste...yummie! Love the pictures as well :-)

  28. Oh these are beautiful! I can see them being served at a Halloween party...

  29. Hi, can you please stop tempting me with the most amazing, perfectly steamed and stuffed buns ever that I can't have? Ha ha. You did it again! Nice job!

  30. Fantastic! Those look so good.

  31. Wow. That is a heavy rain! Good day to bake...which looks liken what you've done. These look so tender...and the coffee paste a perfect pairing.

  32. I like this flavor and "black" seems more nutritious for me. :p

  33. Its raining here too, in California, and foggy so you can't see very far...
    The black sesame buns sound perfectly comforting for the dark and gloomy weather. They look very unique and delicious.

  34. Oh my gosh. Did I just see and read and now hear, because I'm saying it out loud, COFFEE LOTUS PASTE??!!! YYYUUUUUMMMMM!! You're killing me here.

  35. Wow that some picture of bad weather you captured there! Havent seen much of you on FB...? are you still posting there? These look marvelous I have a girl that works for me that brings these in, she will go nuts when she see's this cant wait to show her, nice job as usual they are perfection!

  36. The buns look fantastic! I love healthy stuff like black sesame!
    We had some stormy weather last few days too...I was so worried that the tree outside would fell and hit the house...

  37. I loveeee the rains , its been raining here too , but the last 2 days it didnt and the heat is soo high up now:-)
    Love the buns , have never had any like these , the texture is fantastic and the lotus coffee paste totally sounds exotic , have never had this and wud love too:-)
    happy weekend to u too!

  38. I've never seen buns this color. Now you have made me curious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  39. The buns look amazing! I'd love one right now! :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  40. Belinda : Believe me! You're going to love this!

    Sonia : I think the addition of ground black sesame is such a perfection. The buns are really aromatic and yummy!

    Gert : Hope you will love it!

    Jeannie : Thank you for your swet comment. I'm glad I made this! The bun is really yummy.

    Claudia : If you come across something like this in future. You must try it!

    Elra : Hi Kak, terima kasih banyak-banyak.

    ChrisAu : Thank you and hope you're well.

    Bridgett : Glad that you like it too! Hopefully, you will be able to try this out someday!

    Lyndz : Thank you! How I wish I have more time to spend in chatting. ha!

    Cheah : I'm sure you'll fall in love with it immediately. lol! ha!

    Nadji : Lotus paste is something very unique and it's not easy to find it. But you can try making your own red bean paste. Thanks very much for your kind words.

    Juliana : Thank you very much! It's great to hear from you.

  41. Abbey : Thanks! Yeah, it must be so cool having these during the Halloween!

    Otehlia : Haha.... you can always try making your own. Really, it's not as difficult as you think!

    Dimah : Thank you very much!

    Barbara : How I wish to have you to join me for tea! ^_^

    Tigerfish : You like anything black!?

    Indie : Same as here too! Thanks alot.

    Kimberly : I bought that readymade lotus paste a couple of months back during the mooncake festival and I'm so addicted to it!

    Claudia : Yes, I'm still posting at FB. Just don't chat much, that's all. Have been busy!

    Angie : That is pretty scary! Sometimes I worried the roof going to be blown away too!

    Mia : I like rainy season! I like the chilling weather but I would prefer the rain comes in the evening not during the day time. ^_^

    Mary : Ha! If you're a black sesame lover, you will love this.

    Thanks so very much everyone for spending your weekend with me. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend & have fun!
    Blessings, Kristy

  42. hi kristy, i believe the shops here are still selling the lotus paste ..infact i think they'r available all year round if i'm wrong.why? do you need them?

  43. Kristy your sesame buns look wonderful as is everything you do :)

    Sorry LOL but I must talk about the weather - it's been raining like crazy here too, everyday, so much rain that I cannot see more than a hundred metres ahead. But I am not complaining at all. So happy to have such wet weather because the alternative is hot, sticky, humid weather, that makes me feel like I'm melting :P

  44. These should have very unique taste!:)


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