Monday, July 11, 2011

Steamed Sponge Bun Sandwiches

I have a weakness for fresh mushrooms and I add them to my meals very often. At least twice a week.  Well, you can say that I am a shroom woman :p  Fresh white and brown button mushroom are my all time favorites. It is so versatile , you can cook them in whatever style you want..grill, stir fry, bbq, steam, braised or even make them into matter how they are cooked , they are delicious and today, I want to share with you this delicious simple stir fry fresh mushrooms with leeks , yellow bells with a sprinkle of mixed herbs and black pepper and the magic sea salt.   Served them as fillings for my steamed flat bun...two words DELICIOUSLY HEALTHY !   This is what we had for our Saturday brunch ! :)

We don't eat healthy all the time...we do pamper ourselves to some sinfully rich food too but most of the time, we practice the motto   ' always moderation in anything '  :p  First I steamed some flat buns...I took the recipe from the steamed sponge cake to make this flat buns just need some creativity at times.

I whisked the eggs with sugar till light and fluffy, add in vanilla and gently fold in  the flour and scoop three or four tablespoon of the batter into a flattened cupcake liners.  Steamed them in a boiling steamer for 5 mins. Take them out and they ready to be served as sandwiches with the fresh mushrooms fillings !  Simple and easy as ABC yet tasted heavenly....mmmmm yummy !

This is a light and easy food that I love to indulge more often.  The steamed buns are spongy and light.  Sandwiched with the stir fried mushrooms and some coral lettuce....a perfect meal for a brunch !  For busy people this is good and easy to whip up !

This so yummy...the fillings is to die the spongy texture of the fresh white and brown mushrooms and the flavorful herbs  blends well with the mushrooms. The add on of leeks and yellow bells makes the dish more aromatic and tasty.  A perfect filling for my steamed sponge buns :)

Steamed  Sponge Buns Sandwiches

Steamed  Sponge buns
makes 5  pieces

2 eggs
40 g sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
75 g all purpose flour


Whisk eggs with the sugar until fluffy and light, add in the vanilla essence, Gently fold in the flour till they are well incorporated into the egg and sugar mixture. scoop three or four tablespoon of the batter into a flatten cupcake liners.  Steamed them in a boiling steamer for 5 mins. Take them out and they ready to be served as sandwiches with the fresh mushrooms fillings ! 

Mushroom Fillings

ingredients :

fresh white and brown mushrooms - cut into slices - amount depends on individual
yellow bell - cut into strips
leeks- cut into thin  slices diagonally
garlic - chopped 

mixed herbs
sea salt
ground black pepper
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil


Saute the garlic with grapeseed oil till fragrant. Add in the mushrooms , yellow bells and leeks and stir fry till cooked. Add in herbs, sea salt and black pepper. Stir fry for a min and dish up and serve as fillings for the above steamed sponge bun.

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  1. Hi, it looks like quick and easy recipe..wat other flour can i use beside all purpose flour?

  2. Jes's Deli can use superfine flour

  3. Elin, this is new and special..:) What a good idea for a lazy weekend..hehe! But for my hubby, no meat no eat leh...think should add some sausages for him when i make this..haha! Thanks for sharing..:D

  4. you are so creative Elin! sponge buns! who wld have thought of that ! :)

  5. madam, you very creative to make these sandwiches. NOw i must go and chk your durian sushi!

  6. good and healthy.
    No baking powder involved.

  7. omg!!they looks awesome!!! very healthy recipe!!!thnx for sharing it!!!!

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  8. Now THAT looks amazing! Right up my alley! Thanks for an awesome post!

  9. Reese...WB is a meat eater too! you can add roast chicken meat or sausages to it :)

    Zurin....haha thanks :)

    Lena....thanks :)

    Wendy..yea...healthy and delicious :)

    DD...thanks :)

    Ann...thank you , you are so encouraging. Each time you drop by, I am like a child happy to recieve a sweet from you :)

  10. The sponge bun sandwiches inspired me. Hehe...will give it a try too.

  11. Love the idea of using steamed sponged buns as sandwich buns. Light yet packed with delicious flavours.

  12. this looks so perfect i see these steamed sponge bun with roasted meat...

  13. Now that is a gorgeous sandwich. Using sponge buns is a wonderful idea. I'd love to have one of these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  14. This dish looks so delicious. Mushrooms are always have a place in my heart! :)

  15. Little Inbox...:) hope you will try this out :)

    Angie...exactly !!! light and packaged with flavors :)

    Nabeela...yea it can be eaten with roast meat and lots of mushrooms :)

    Mary...yea, it is can pack them with anything you like :) it will be delicious !

    Juju.. fresh mushrooms are my favorite :) healthy and delicious!

  16. Elin, what a creative idea! I love your version of burger. Must be so delicious.
    Gosh, it has been a hectic week. I can hardly open my eyes right now. Very tired & sleepy. Hopefully still able to catch with others.
    Have a lovely evening.
    sweet dream,

  17. Now that is what I call a perfect sandwich! Creative, delicious and healthy! Yum! I am so glad to have found you through Foodbuzz- your blog is lovely!

    Greetings from your newest follower!:) Tanja

  18. I am just amazed that you can steam buns, I know its done, but it still amazes me! What a delicious sandwich with those lovely mushrooms, I too adore mushrooms, they go so well with so many dishes, but I have never thought of them as the star of the sandwich!

  19. Kristy....I am tired too but I do know how to relax...watching a drama and some good snacks :) Take care Dear and learn to relax...put up your feet and watch a good movie :)

    Tanja....thank you for dropping by. I love your blog too :) I am so glad I joined fb..get to know so many friends around the world and sharing recipes with one another :) I will be following your blog too :)

    Hello Chef Piggy ....haha yup steam bun and make them into sandwiches and with those yummy fresh mushrooms...gosh it is truly heaven on earth for me :)

  20. That is cool. I have yet to make regular buns let alone steamed ones.

  21. I love fresh mushrooms too and the sandwich looks so yum!

  22. hello elin,
    please stop my blog and receive your award for participating in "HEalthy Snacks" event.
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