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A little sweet and a little Chinese for the special day

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althetrainer

A little sweet and a little Chinese for the special day

Today is Valentine's Day also Chinese New Year.  I wanted to bake something for both occasions.  Ended up making these sweet buns with a Chinese spin:  mini Chinese cocktail buns with sweet coconut fillings.


 




Happy Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year!


 


Al






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Matt H

Very cute.


Happy New Year!

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simpleann

Happy Valentıne's Day and Gong Xı Fa Caı to you tooç.  They look yummy and soft.


Cheers


Annıe

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cgmeyer2

this look & sound fantastic. would you please post a recipe for them?


happy valentine's day, claudia

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althetrainer

Claudia, I found this recipe on the Internet.  Here's a link to it:



http://ktstevens.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/cocktail-buns-chinese-coconut-buns/


There are many recipes like this available online.  Just google "cocktail buns recipes" and you will find plenty.  I picked this one simply because it was one of the first few recipes that popped up.  The instructions were divided into two parts: dough and fillings.  You may want to read through the whole page before starting or you could become very confused.  The dough recipe is big enough for 16 buns but the filling recipe only makes enough for 8 buns.  I used the rest of dough to make a small loaf of sweet sandwich bread.  But you can half the dough recipe to make just enough for the fillings.


Happy baking!


Al




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cgmeyer2

thank you for the website & your great recipes & posts.


i really appreciate & enjoy all your info


take care, claudia

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althetrainer

You're most welcome!  Hope you enjoy making these Chinese buns.  They are fun to make and yummy too.  Al


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CandiceW

Yumm! I really would love to try and make these. We used to live right by Chinatown so I used to just walk to a local bakery to get some, but now I don't even live close to a Chinese market at all. Thanks, I never knew what to look for as far as recipes!!

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jyslouey

HK style cocktail buns I am amazed that there are even chi. style buns on this website.  Here's a pic of the cocktail buns that I made at the backing classl. I'd be happy to share the recipe if anyone is interested.