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Cream Cheese Filled Buns (Steamed)

Pierre & I are so proud of Little One: she got accepted for Taekwondo class. I know it's nothing special but she is only 3½ years old and the minimum age for this class is 5 years old with a few 4 years old accepted on a case to case basis. Last week, my friend, Sharon checked with the teacher if Little One could join his class together with her son. He was a bit hesitant about her ability to follow instructions, discipline etc. but he decided to give her the benefit of the doubt after Sharon sang praises about Little One. Needless to say, she was all excited and looking forward to this day, talking non-stop about it and practicing her karate chop-chop since last week. So at the tryout on Wednesday, wooed and impressed the teacher she did. When I went to pick her up after her class, he kept praising her and giving me his thumbs up, telling me that she is good as those 5-6 years old in his class. Woohoo! Way to go, Little One! Bullies, watch out! This one will kick your ass if you dare to mess with her. LOL!

To celebrate this occassion, I decided to experiment with the left over dough from my Chinese Steamed Buns. I was curious to see how the buns would turned out if I incorporated some beetroot juice into the dough. The dough was a beautiful pinkish red but after steaming, it lost all the red tone, leaving a dull blotchy looking bun. But with a few strokes of brush of beetroot juice over the hot steaming buns, we got ourselves that beautiful red bun again.

This time around, I tried it out with cheese fillings using Laughing Cow (La Vache Qui Rit). I would recommend to try these cheese: cream cheese, blue cheese (if you like blue cheese), Saint Nectaire, Mont d'Or or any cheese that could melt easily.

The Verdict

It is so surprisingly delicious. The Laughing Cow cheese which is normally very mildly flavoured tasted as strong as some of those strong cheese. Even my father-in-law was surprised. Be careful when eating it because the melted cheese is still hot and it simply oozes out of the bun when you take a bite of it. I'm not a very cheesy person but I love the taste of this creamy cheese filled buns so much that I'm going to make more of it for breakfast. It's so yummy.

Cream Cheese Filled Buns

I also would like to thank lovely Renee of Flamingo Musings and Asha of Fork-Spoon-Knife for these 2 lovely awards: Happy 101 & Honest Scrap. For being the proud owner of these awards, I have to share some honest things about myself. So here they go in no particular order:

  1. A self-confessed internet addict just like my significant other.
  2. Housework is definitely not my cup of tea as much as I try to like it.
  3. Spiders are my worst nightmare even tiny ones are enough to freak me out.
  4. Flowers makes me smile and lift up my spirit.
  5. Babies and children simply brings out the mother hen in me and make me go ga ga over them.
  6. Book stores are my favourite place. I could spent hours there just browsing through the books.
  7. Jigsaw puzzles relax me.
  8. Making jewelry is my other secret passion.
  9. I have a bit of wanderlust in me.
  10. History is my all time favourite subject in school. Even today, I still love history.

I'm forwarding these awards to some of my favourite bloggers whom I got to know when I first started blogging:

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#1, by Lyndsey (02/06/2010)

I love steamed buns and cheese. The color and shape you have there is beautiful. I am definitly going to try them, can't wait. I am so "not" a baker, so I hope I can manage these!

#2, by Sarah, Maison Cupcake (02/06/2010)

That's so cute. I love laughing cow!

#3, by diva (02/06/2010)

congrats Poppet. she is going to be a star!!:-D

#4, by Bee Ean (02/06/2010)

Thanks for the awards!

#5, by Ching (02/06/2010)

Well done little one! You made your mommy so proud! And thanks dear for the lovely awards.:-)

#6, by Gourmet Traveller (02/06/2010)

Those buns look delicious! Thanks for the awards - what a pleasant surprise!

#7, by Sweets By Vicky (02/07/2010)

That's gonna be so cute! Your little one is gonna be a lean mean taekwondo machine!

#8, by Sarah (02/07/2010)

Oooh cheesy goodness!

Well done little ninja!

#9, by Kitchen Butterfly (02/07/2010)

Melted, oozing cheese out of a bun.........has to be one of my absolutely favourite things...ever!!!!!!! And how fantastic that you suceeded in getting the beautiful pink eh....the love of food and the hope it gives . ?

#10, by Nina (02/08/2010)

Cheesy n yummy....looks great:)

#11, by dining set (02/08/2010)

cheesy goodness from a bun. I am now starving even I am just imagining it.

#12, by Juliana (02/08/2010)

Cheese buns...sure looks and sound delcious!

#13, by Lynn (02/10/2010)

Such a cute bun! Darling heart shape and I love the bright pink! Thanks for the award - I'm right there with you on #2-7. English was my favorite in school, but now I find history fascinating.

#14, by teczcape - an escape to food (02/10/2010)

Hope she enjoys her class and more cheesy buns for her after class ;p

#15, by Kevin (02/10/2010)

A hot steamed bun filled with ooey gooey melted cheese sounds so good!

Congrats on the awards! Thanks for the awards!

#16, by Jeanne @ Cooksister! (02/11/2010)

First Nutella-filled steamed buns, now cheese?? You are killing me here! Congrats on the well-deserved awards, and I'm with you on the housework...!

#17, by Cynthia (02/13/2010)

I am very honoured to receive these awards, thank you dearest Pam and congratulations to Little One!

#18, by Sarka (02/13/2010)

Oh, congrats to Poppet! She's so clever I can imagine how proud you are!:-) I like the cheese bun, looks yummy. I'm a very cheesy person so I think I would love it!

#19, by Irit (02/18/2010)

I tried your recipe, and replaced water with pureed beets (uncooked). The color came out well. I also made ones with pumpkin puree (from a can), instead of water, and the color was really nice too. I saw steamed buns rolled, in 2 colors on some blog, and it was inspiring. So I made dough in different colors and used it like with polymer clay (kind of), to make festive and colorful buns.
Thanks for the ideas and the great recipe!:-)

#20, by The Cooking Ninja (02/18/2010)

@Lyndsey: Do let me know how yours turned out.:-) It's quite easy to do. I got it right the first time I tried it so it shouldn't be difficult for you.

@Sarah, maison cupcake: Thanks.:-) Poppet loves it too. But it really tastes fantastic steamed.:-)

@Diva: I hope so. LOL! Right now she's the star of her parents' eyes.

@Bee Ean: You are welcome. Hope your little one is sleeping well now.

@Sweets by Vicky: I hope so. It's good for her in case she gets bullied in school later.:-)

@Kitchen Butterfly: Oh yes...love and craving for home cook food makes you creative. LOL!

@Nina: Thanks:-)

@Juliana: Hope you'll try it one day. It's delicious like a brioche except it is steamed.

@Lynn: I can never get enough of history. I get little one to watch it with me sometimes.

@Jeanne@Cooksister: Thanks. You have to try it. It's fantastic. U can play around with colours, flavour and fillings.

@Sarka: Besides cheese, you can try with other fillings or flavour.

#21, by The Cooking Ninja (02/18/2010)

@Irit: I'm happy to hear that it turned out well for you.:-) When I made mine, I didn't replace water with pureed beets. I only add a few tablespoonful of beet juice. Now I know. I can imagined the pumpkin puree you made with this - must have tasted delicious. Oh yes, you can even make vanilla and chocolate flavoured buns with it or any flavour you wish.:-) You can also make it with savoury fillings in it.:-)

#22, by Dining Table Set Gal (10/16/2010)

The cheese buns looks very delicious. I want to try them at home. We own a Dining Table ecommerce site and are always looking for great content to help inspire. Thanks.

#23, by Dining Table Sets Gal (10/16/2010)

You've done a great job. I love your site. We own a Dining Table ecommerce site and are always looking for great content to help inspire. Thanks.

#24, by décor mirrors Gal (10/19/2010)

I wonder why you call yourself coking ninja. You have nothing to hide with your great recipes. ~~ Wall Mirrors

#25, by bathroom wall mirrors Gal (10/19/2010)

Continue sharing your recipes. They are good. ~~ Wall Mirrors

#26, by Howard Elliott Mirrors (06/19/2011)

Looks delicious. I love your site. I always visit here to see new post.

#27, by springtulip (05/07/2012)

I started my food blog recently, and tried steamed buns with different cream cheese fillings,the result turned out great,see some photos:
So I did some online search to see if anybody else is doing it too, and I landed on this site, the heart shape is really inspiring. Great job!