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Apple Buns (tangzhong/ water roux method)

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HOW TO MAKE APPLE FILLING

Source: Adapted from Natural Breads Made Easy

Ingredients:

2 apples (medium sized) – about 270g
75g butter
70g castor sugar
1½ tbsp lemon juice
1½ tbsp cornflour (diluted in 1 tbsp water)
Dash of ground cinnamon

Methods:

  1. Peel, core and cut apples into chunks. Toss in lemon juice.
  2. In a stainless steel pan, melt the butter.
  3. Add sugar and let the sugar caramelize. Then put in the apples.
  4. Stir-fry until the juice reduces by half.
  5. Add ground cinnamon and the diluted cornflour.
  6. Cook until the mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.

Note:

  1. You can make it in advance.
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28 Comments

  1. The apple rings are so pretty! Been meaning to try the tangzhong method for a long time.

  2. Amy Tong says:

    These are gorgeous! I gotta try this real soon. I’m always thinking of new TangZhong bread/fillings and I love your idea. My kids adore apples and I think they’ll love this.

  3. WOW pretty buns!!! Love your styling and apple rings are really cute on top! And congratulations on the feature. It’s a beautiful feature!

  4. OH, I just love these. They are darling. Those apple rings look like delicate little skirts. Bookmarking! Have a wonderful vacation getaway and I can’t wait to hear/see where your family went.

  5. Joanne says:

    I love the flavor of cooked apples…so sweet and sultry. These look delicious!

  6. wokandspoon says:

    These look complex to make but the end results are lovely!

  7. I loved how it turned on the cupcake, looks beautiful! What a great idea!

  8. mycookinghut says:

    Irresistible apple buns! Congrats on the feature, you deserved it! ;)

  9. noobcook says:

    they are really gorgeous and beautiful! love the thin apple slice topping which curl after baking, looking like a flower.

  10. MaryMoh says:

    I always love homemade bread. Your buns look really cute. The apple on top looks like a flower :D

  11. They are so adorable. Love the apple ring garnish..

  12. Grace says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I just tried making it. It’s delicious :D. As always, your step by step instructions and photos are very helpful for amateur bakers like me hehe. Thank you!!

  13. EL says:

    Nice buns and would love to try. May I know what is the replacement for milk powder?

  14. PC says:

    Hi, may I ask, for step#6, do I need to set the oven to any temperature when heat it off for 40min?

    Thanks for yr help…

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