Different colored and shaped steam buns have become more and more popular on social media. Today, I gave making vegan steam pumpkin rose buns dessert a try. Fluffy soft rose with tinted sweetness, who wouldn’t love some rose? The concept of buns is inspired by Asian recipes of ‘mantou’. Traditional mantou is plain with no taste and is often served as a replacement for rice. If a chef is feeling inspired, they will make stuffed buns, known as baozi.
Rose buns are the perfect deliciously edible dessert for holiday occasions to impress your guests, a low-cost present for your loved ones orValentine’s Day dessert. Or simply just treat yourself to some roses just because! These pretty roses are guaranteed to be a hit, they look so pretty it’s almost a shame to eat them!
What I love about rose buns is you can pretty much make any color you want or you can be creative and make multi-colored roses. The color will be based on what color puree, jam or juice you use.
For orange petals:
For white petals:
For purple petals:
Purple sweet potato
For red petals:
What I also loved about steamed roses is its steamed! Unlike traditional baked goods like cookies and brownie that is loaded with butter (fat), steamed goods are light and fluffy. It is much lower in fat content while loaded in fiber. That is if you use puree.
As with any steamed buns, you can freeze any leftovers once they are steamed. To reheat, simply steam again from the frozen state. Alternatively, you can place frozen buns on a plate, cover with a wet paper towel, and microwave until soft and fluffy again.
**The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.**