I finally used up the paper moulds (which I bought a year ago), meant for cakes, I supposed. But I decided to use them on my bread instead. To make a hole at the centre, I placed the chwee kueh moulds on top during the second proofing. Just to get the desired shape I had in mind. lol Somehow, it worked.
Recipe (makes 6) [adapted from 跟爱和自由一起做面包]
bread flour 250g
active dry yeast 3g
salt 3/4 tsp
unsalted butter 50g
usual way of bread making. Proof twice. Shaped to a round ball, each weigh around 70g. Fill in the desired types of fillings and bake in preheated oven at 180d for 20mins.
egg yolks 3
low protein flour 25g
unsalted butter 10g
vanilla extract (1 drop)
beat egg yolk (add in 1/2 sugar) until pale in colour. Mix in sifted flour. Set aside. Cook the milk + remaining sugar until slight warm. Off heat. Add in the yolk + flour mixture bit by bit until well combined. Sieve and pour back into the pot and stir over low heat until mixture becomes smooth. Off heat. Add a drop of vanilla extract and butter. Set aside to cool down for later use.
** You can use your desired fillings. I wanted to make egg pudding initially but changed my mind. 😀