Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bento2015#Sep03~Pusheen The Cat

So long didn't make Pusheen Bento ^_^ This round I make two different sizes and I got the ideas from Pusheen Google images! Haha.... 
I make one big Pusheen eating pizza and the one snuggle inari blanket.
 
To make Pusheen the cat black, I add little bit of charcoal powder mix with rice then shape it firmly using cling wrap. Next add on the nori details. Baby Pusheen make it smaller and hiding inside the inari pouch. I also punch out nori kitties and put on top of inari pouch ^_^
As for mini pizza make of egg sheet and the red dots are crabstick.
 
For side dishes have spring rolls, broccoli and shemeji mushroom.

I hope you like my Pusheen Bento. Have a nice day ahead!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Bento2015#Sep02~Rilakkuma Inarizushi

Oh no..... I make my Rilakkuma too chubby until look so cramped :D I know my girl likes to eat inari so to make this Rilakkuma, I use three pieces of inari pouches to create it ^_^ It will look nicer if I control on the amount of rice.
 
Here's the closer look of my Rilakkuma Inarizushi ^_^ The details make of nori. Oh gosh.... really look cramped inside =_=" Poor thing.....
 
As for side dishes have pan-fried fish fillets, broccolim carrots and checker apple.

I hope you like this chubby Rilakkuma Inarizushi Bento. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Bento2015#Sep01~Molang Bento

Looking for cute characters so here I thought of making "Molang" (Cute bunny from Korea) since it is my first attempt ^_^ My girl likes it a lot and asked me to make Molang often :D
 
Here's the close up Molang dancing I suppose or perhaps exercising :D Shape the rice into oval shaped then add on the ears make of hard boiled egg. Wear lettuce as tutu and crabstick for ribbon (I should use other ingredients instead of red due to back ground all RED). 

For side dishes have meat patties, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, sweet peas and some grapes.

Hope you like it ^_^ Have a lovely day! 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Winnie The Pooh Deco Sweet Potatoes Steamed Buns

Oh no..... I can't helped it ever since I made deco steamed buns few days ago ^_^ This round I followed the recipe book for the ingredients to made "Golden Mini Buns" but I changed into "Pooh Deco Sweet Potato Steamed Buns with Red Bean fillings" Yup! Red bean fillings again!!! My kids like it a lot especially my elder son loves to eat his breads/pao with red bean fillings :D

The above photo that I shared at my FB/Instagram. Looked at it.... I still need to practice more for my Winnie the Pooh details =_=" Especially the details that I should have cut the lines into fine lines! It will look much better :D 

Sorry to said that I didn't take any tutorial photos due to my sticky hands while kneading the dough :D 
Anyway, I'm not a professional :D but I managed to took few shots after I shaped it with red bean fillings and the details ^_^ 

Here's the closer look before I bring all my Pooh Deco Pao to steams ^_^ 

After steamed it! 

Ta-da!! I hope you will like my "Winnie the Pooh Deco Sweet Potato steamed buns"

Recipes by Agnes Chang's "Tasty Temptations" book 
Dough:
  • 1 tsp yeast*
  • 2 tbsp warm water*
  • 1/2 tsp sugar* 
  • 300g plain flour, sifted (I used pao flour)
  • 1/2 bowl mashed orange colour sweet potatoes
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 90ml water
 *mixed, let it stand for 10 minutes till foamy

Fillings:
1 bowl bean paste/lotus seed paste, formed into 20 small balls (recipe book stated)
But I made used of my leftover red bean paste as fillings and mad about 10 balls @20g each ball

Method:
1. Dough: Mix and knead all ingredients to form into a smooth and pliable dough. Cover and leave aside to prove till double its size. Knead again and rest for 15 minutes. Divide into 20 portions and form into small balls. (Note: I divided into 10 portions balls and the balance dough I mixed with charcoal powder for the details. Please take note that the balance dough left a lot due to I only made 10 portions for Pooh)

2. Use 1 piece of skin dough to wrap up 1 portion of fillings to get a mini pao. (Note: I pull out small portion for Pooh ears before I wrap up 1 portion of fillings). Please view the photo above.

3. The balance dough mixed with charcoal powder to make Pooh details. You may pull part balance dough for black colour dough as I ended up balance black again =_=" (I just made plain black mantou since is the leftover) so that you can make other mini panda deco mantou too!

4. After adding the black details (view the above photo) and leave to prove 15-30 minutes.

5. Steam over high heat for about 5 minutes. Remove and serve hot.




 

Friday, 28 August 2015

Homebaked Panda Deco Steamed Pao & Hello Kitty Mantou

I made these cute panda steamed pao yesterday ^_^ Inspired by dear talented "婉婉午茶" or "wanwantea" blogs that she made super cute "Panda Steamed buns with Black Sesame Fillings" and many more yummy creations. She updated her tutorial very details and I just follow it but please note that the blog is in Chinese. Click HERE to visit her "Panda Steamed Buns" Anyway, I followed her tutorial but still have balance dough :p Opps....not sure where went wrong so I just created the balance dough into mantou :D 
Here's the close up "Panda Steamed Pao with red bean fillings" I didn't followed Wanwantea black sesame fillings as I still have leftover red bean fillings at my fridge. So I just replaced the pao with red beans. To make black colour, I mix the original dough with charcoal powder and the pink colour just mix the original dough with food gel. 
All together have 6 Panda Steamed Paos with red bean fillings ^_^ I decorate few pandas with ribbons :) Is pretty fun making them and I think getting addicted to make more! Hahaha

Well, I made the balance dough into two mini Hello Kitty mantou and spiral black/pink mantou ^_^

I hope you like today's sharing post and thank you for visiting. Have a lovely Friday!  

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bento2015#Aug27~Tic Tac Toe Hello Kitty

Tic Tac Toe game bento ^_^ So which colour is the winner? I'm running out of idea to create cute creations for the Hello Kitty Thermos lunch box =_=" So this round I thought of making tic tac toe and perhaps she can play with her friend :D Well.....don't think so!!! 
 
Here's a closer look of my Hello Kitty Tic Tac Toe :) I manage to make all yellow into Kitty-chan but the blue ones.....hmm.... only two of them I didn't shape into Kitty-chan  =_=" 

  • Yellow Hello Kitty make of egg yolk + rice
  • Blue Hello Kitty make of bluepea/butterfly pea flower extract + rice
  • Red make of crabstick
  • Black details make of nori/seaweed 
Side dishes have star shaped nuggets, pea sprouts and grapes ^_^

I hope you like this simple Tic Tac Toe Hello Kitty Bento lunch. Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Bento2015#Aug26~Miffy Thermos Bento

Do you like Miffy? Since I'm using Miffy thermos lunch box and I've created Miffy using different ingredients so this round I choose quail egg ^_^ I think is perfect due to Miffy is white colour :D How do I shape it? You just need hold the quail egg and rub palms together after peel away the eggshell while still hot. Easy right?  

A closer look of sweet Miffy quail egg :) I cut half of the quail egg for Miffy head so that will stay firm. Underneath is rice cover up by the sweet minced meat so that Miffy will stand out nicely on top. Cherry tomato for Miffy red dress and nori for details. As for ears/legs also make from quail eggs.
 
Honey cherry tomato, cucumber leave and half of the quail egg from Miffy. 

I hope you like this simple and quick Miffy bento.