Monday, June 18, 2012
I like the fact that these mantous only require one time proofing and no baking powder. Not that i'm against using baking powder, not at all.. but just keen to make these because from the recipe, it sounds like pretty quick to make these. I remember i did some sweet potatoes pau long time ago without using any baking powder, also one time proofing and they were good so i had no doubts that these mantous will just be as good. Yeah, they were soft but not to that extreme fluffy but i tell you that i'm already glad with its outcome. I've made these 3 times for the last 2 weeks, they were my breakfast. I could have added in some double action baking powder which i guess will bring more fluffiness to its texture but like i told you, i'm already happy with these so it's not necessary for me to do so, i did however made little changes to its recipe.These mantous were inspired by Cass.
Recipe ( adapted from Cass@搵到食, with reference from Jane's corner )
with some changes
250gm cake flour/plain flour
80gm wholemeal flour
3gm instant yeast
25gm castor sugar
vegetable oil 10gm
black sesame seeds ( optional) for garnishing
1. Combine the flour, sugar, instant yeast and sugar together and using a fork, stir them till they are well mixed. On the machine on low speed with dough hook attached. Add the oil into the milk together in a small jug or glass and slowly pour in to the mixer bowl with machine running. You will see that it will form into a rough dough. Continue kneading till it becomes a smooth dough, i let the machine knead for about 10 minutes.
2.Remove from machine and let the dough rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds on the working surface and roll out the dough to a square on the surface. Roll up the dough and pinch to seal the edges. Cut the dough into 8 pieces, put in on a greaseproof paper and let it proof in the steamer for 40 minutes.
3. Pour some water into your steamer and steam for 20-25 minutes. When time is up, open the lid of steamer a little to let steam escape and remove them from steamer after 5 minutes.