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Nutella Blossoms



Recently I fell in love with anything-steamed haha! Steaming seems easier than baking - especially food like steamed buns and cakes.

I didn't managed to try Nutella blossoms at all in the past, because of ovalette used. So when I found a recipe that didn't include the use of ovalette, I was very happy! However the texture wasn't that great. So I decided to try out the original recipe and just omitted the ovalette. And it seems to work well!



Nutella Blossoms - Recipe adapted from RAZZ
(Makes about 12 mini steamed cakes)
Ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 90g top or cake flour*
- 70g sugar*
- 50ml milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Filling: nutella, kaya, jam, etc.

- 1/4 tsp charcoal powder for drawing, optional





Method:
1.  Place egg and sugar in your mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for a few mins before switching to high speed to beat the egg mixture till light and fluffy. I beat until ribbon stage :)


2.  Add in milk and mix well. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix lightly till well combined. You can do so in 2 or 3 batches. If you would like to draw on the nutella blossom like I did, reserve 3/4 tsp of batter in a small bowl. Add in charcoal powder and mix well. Place into piping bag, snip off a small opening for piping.


3.  Spoon or pipe into cupcake cases half way, add in a dollop of filling, before covering with some more cake batter, till 80% full. Pipe pattern on the top of cake batter if you wish.


4.  Steam over medium low heat (or medium heat if your steamer is big) for about 7-9 mins.


5.  Remove from steamer once done and leave to cool.







Notes:
-  I am using Prima's unbleached top flour. Most top/cake flour is bleached, and not so good for health in the long run, so do check the ingredient list or packaging. I am also using Bob Red Mill's aluminum free baking powder.

-  You can reduce sugar to 60g if you want it to be less sweet. I used only 50g of sugar so as to reduce sugar intake for my child :)

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