How to make Rose Bun for Valentine Day

This week, I have been quite busy making Valentines Day things with my kids and I came across a video post on facebook to make a rose bun.

rose steam bun

how to make valentine day rose bunThe ingredients are:
350g plain flour
150ml warm water
1 teaspoon of yeast
4 tablespoon of sugar
Pink food colouring

1. Add yeast to warm water.  (If it easy bake yeast, mix it in together with the flour)
2. Then add sugar
3. Stir well and add food colouring. I added 2 tablespoon but this is depending on your preference. Please note: I had added red food colouring in one of the batches and it turned out purple. So I used a pink food colouring.  Mix it with flour.

pink bun mould
4. Cover it with kitchen cloth and leave it to rise for 1 to 2 hours.
5. Cut into small balls and roll them into circle shapes.
6. Place 5 circle shapes so that they overlap and roll them.  Start from smaller circle shape to the biggest circle.  This photo is not great at showing it!

rose bun petals
7. Cut in half down the middle.
rose bun uncooked
8. Cook them by steaming it for 5 – 10 minutes (depend on the size of the rose). Leave it inside the steamer for 5 minutes before removing them out of the steamer.

steam rose bun bamboo
valentine day rose bunThis is the same method of making Chinese savoury buns but without adding food colouring and make it into a rose. I am not an expert as I am still learning. This is supposed to make a bigger rose than this mini one. If you are able to roll it into a larger circle, your rose will definitely look bigger than mine!

Hope you like this!

how to make valentine rose bun

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  • Kate Williams

    These are so pretty! Love them :) #pintorials

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  • Helen Costello

    Eileen, these are so pretty – Beautiful colours – Fabulous tutorial too! #Bakeoftheweek xx

  • Emily

    Oh my goodness, you clever thing! The look stunning! Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post, and there’s a fresh linky live now for this week. I would love you to pop over and join in :) x

  • Maya Russell

    They look good. I’m sure I could make some.

  • Sandy Ralph

    oh wow i love these

  • Steph @MisplacedBrit

    These look SO SO CUTE! Well done you, wow – I’ll have to give it a try :-)

  • mummyoftwo

    They look great!

  • Fiona Martin

    These are brilliant – love them! Must get round to trying them one day.

  • over40andamumtoone

    They look really good Eileen