The vegetarian recipe for Longevity Peach Bun:
servings – 12 buns
- 5 cups wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 tbsp instant dry yeast
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 12 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp liquid food color – pink (mix with some water)
- 1/4 tsp liquid food color – green (mix with some water)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Combine water, instant dry yeast and sugar; when the yeast and sugar dissolve, add wheat flour and vegetable oil.
- Knead the dough until smooth and fine; then roll it into a long loaf and divide into 12 1/4 portions (1/4 portion for making leaves).
- Flatten each portion into a round shape, place 1 tbsp peanut butter in the center, wrap up, gently form a peach shape, use the handle of a metal spoon to press a dent (to get a line) in the center and lay the bun onto a sheet of greaseproof paper; repeat.
- Dip a toothbrush in pink food color liquid and use a metal spoon to spread the color onto the buns by running it along the brush.
- Combine green food coloring with the smallest dough, divide into 24 portions, form leave shapes, mark leaf veins with the handle of a metal spoon and adhere the leaves to the base of the buns.
- Bring water to a boil and steam the peach buns over high heat for about 10 minutes.