So many things went wrong. I had intended to give Piggy wings but I brushed the idea aside because already I had a hard time with Piggy's snout, which kept sliding off! At one point, I contemplated on using the stapler. In the end, I used Super Glue. (Kidding!)
Then I got distracted by mom making fishcakes and failed to watch the clock. As a result, Piggy got badly burnt in the oven.
Since last week's fish-shaped buns were filled with tuna, I felt that it be apt to fill Piggy with a pork filling. My initial thoughts were on Mushroom and Bacon, or Ham and Cheese. Serena suggested luncheon meat whilst Moon felt bakkwawould give Piggy that Singaporean edge.
Then, during our morning stroll on Tuesday, mom asked me, "What kind of bread will you be making next?"
"How about Char Siu (BBQ pork) Bun?" she continued. Did she read my mind? What a scary thought!
"I'll take care of the filling, you make the bread." That threw me off a bit because Mom and I seldom see eye to eye on culinary affairs. I guess you can say we're both pig-headed. She cooks Chinese, I bake Western. She doesn't interfere with my baking, I stubbornly stay out of her kitchen when she cooks. Now she wants to collaborate with me on a pig project. Wow!
With the exception of Piggy, who turned out disappointingly - looking like a brown bear instead of a pig - the rest of the char siu buns turned out okay so not all is lost.