Friday, 23 August 2013

Polo Bun (La Pe Do) - Failed

Recently saw an interesting bread recipe in a baking group.  I was excited to try it as it resemble Polo bun but with filling, it reminded me of Hokkiado Chiffon cake.  As I never try Polo Bun before, I was very eager to experiment.

The author named it La Pe Do which I am clueless why such name came about or its’ meaning.  

To cut long story short, my excitement soon turned into a frenzy search.  So you can imagine my emotion, from a high to a low.

Blame it on my own stupidity as I didn't read the recipe thoroughly.  I took it for granted that it is a full recipe as someone did try it.  I didn't expect the recipe to have premix!!!!

The instruction is also not clear too.  A question mark was 10g of the bread dough or 10g of the premix?  In the end, I use my own judgement and weigh out 50g of the bread dough and 14g of the topping which I took from Do What I Like.  (such a pity that she stopped blogging)

Due to the last minute scramble, I forgotten to add icing sugar for the crust and it turned out tasteless.

Next time, I will have to remind myself to fully comprehend the recipe and getting everything mise en place before I start on a recipe.

Overall, it wasn't a very good experience per se.   Guess I never learnt.

A failed mission.



Overall, the texture is soft when eaten fresh from the oven but subsequently the bread turned stale when cooled.  

I will definitely try making Polo Bun again but I think I will still stick to the 17 hour method or the tang zhong method instead.

Cheers


5 comments:

  1. Never mind, we do learn from our failed experience which will spur us to experiment on more recipes and pick up tips along the way.

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  2. Yes indeed Cheah. No failure no improvement. hehehe

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  3. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com23 August 2013 at 18:55

    Edith, we learn from our failures. So, I am sure, the next round you would have perfect polo buns. Cheers and have a nice weekend :)

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  4. i have a bad habit too..always thot i have a certain ingredient on hand until i got ready all the rest then i realised i dont have a particular ingredient to bake..

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  5. I have done that many a time. Even though it was tasteless, it sure looks delicious :)

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