Top 3 Unique Dim Sum Recipes to Learn at BELLS Baking Studios in Singapore

Getting bored of the usual Western confections at baking studios in Singapore? Dim Sum, a Cantonese cuisine staple, actually has a poetic meaning! In Chinese, it translates to “touch the heart”. Certainly, it’s a beloved cuisine that’s widely enjoyed by everyone worldwide!

We still fondly recall those childhood days, when a beloved grandparent would lay out all the ingredients and little you would help to fold the dumplings. However, our clumsy and shoddy handiwork can’t hold a candle to their quick and masterful folding, learnt over many years of preparing dim sum with love for the family.

Don’t underestimate these bite-sized morsels! Delicious and packed with flavour, they require that much more finesse to master!
With Singapore being a foodie paradise, we can easily order takeout and head down to the nearest dim sum place.

However, for those who did not get a chance to try their hands at making their own dim sum, here are some of the most beloved dim sum recipes you can learn at a baking studio in Singapore!

If so, you’re on the right page!

In this article, we recommend our top 3 unique dim sum recipes at our Dry-Heat & Moist-Heat Methods Delicious Dim Sums baking course that our students can’t stop raving over!

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1. Mangosteen Character Bao (Moist-Heat Recipe)

The end result? Soft and fluffy buns on the outside that are simply adorable, and filled with a lightly sweet mangosteen paste!

It’s a novel twist on the regular red bean or salted egg custard buns you find at conventional dim sum spots! Best part? You can shape them into almost any cute figure you can think of!

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2. Peach Blossom Pastry (Moist-Heat Recipe)

This sweet treat is a total delight for the eyes and the palate! It consists of multiple crisp layers of delicate pastry, sandwiching a fragrant lotus filling in the center.

This recipe has earned its place to be a part of the baking courses for beginners in Singapore and the end result is an edible peach blossom that leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue without overpowering the taste buds!

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3. Thousand Layer Moon Cake (Dry-Heat Recipe)

A more traditional take on the myriad of mooncakes we see today, don’t let the term “thousand layer” fool you! It’s used to describe the characteristic alternating layers of coloured pastry, giving an illusion of infinite layers that’s sure to impress.

Fun fact: It’s actually quite do-able if you join baking courses in Singapore!

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You also may have noticed something.

What’s the difference between “dry heat method” and “moist-heat method”? 

Read on to find out more!

  • Dry-Heat Method: This method involves the circulation of hot air or direct contact to fat to transfer heat. Most often, this promotes the caramelization of surface sugars in foods. Other common dry-heat cooking methods include: pan frying, searing, roasting, sauteing, sweating, stir-frying, shallow- and deep-frying, grilling, broiling, baking and rotisserie cooking.
  • Moist-Heat Method: This method uses water, liquid or steam to transfer heat to food. The more common moist-heat cooking methods include: poaching, simmering, boiling, braising, stewing, pot roasting, steaming and en papillote.

If you still need more convincing, here are more reasons as to why you should learn at BELLS Baking Studio in Singapore!

  • All ingredients are provided! Enjoy a fuss-free experience, while matching ingredients to our recipes
  • Didn’t pay attention in class? Or simply can’t recall the exact recipe measurements? Take home our exclusive BELLS Recipe Book to recreate these goodies at home!
  • All the equipment, utensils and ingredients you need will be present at your designated station.
  • Our in-house chefs will be teaching and demonstrating the entire process live, with an added projection on a large screen so even those seated further away can see in detail.

Does dim sum hold a special place in your heart? So, now’s the time to take your love for them to the next level by enrolling in our course at BELLS Baking Studio in Singapore! Who knows, you may gain a newfound appreciation for the craft that goes behind your favourite Dim Sums!

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