Friday 24 October 2014

Soya Pumpkin Mantou

It's my turn to make mantou after seeing so many blogger friends making them recently.

I have adapted Ann's pumpkin mantou recipe by using soya milk instead of water. I had it plain while my girl had hers with some kaya spread. Glad that she enjoyed this steamed snack!

Soya Pumpkin Mantou
recipe adapted from Anncoo Journal
(my notes in red)
makes 8-10

60g Pumpkin without skin, deseeded ( I used local pumpkin)
90g Water (I used 90g soya milk)
3/4 tsp Instant yeast
250g Plain flour/Hong Kong flour (I used Hong Kong Flour, sifted)
25g Caster sugar (I increased to 35g sugar)
10g Vegetable oil or olive oil (I used canola oil)
1 tbsp Black sesame seeds (toasted)

1. Steam pumpkin for about 15 minutes or until pumpkin becomes soft. Pour away any excess water and hand puree pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix instant yeast and soya milk together.

3. In another bowl, add sifted flour, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil. Add in the instant yeast and soya milk mixture and mix well. Use hand to knead mixture to a smooth dough. Add toasted black sesame seed and knead well again.

4. Cover dough and let it rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.

5. Dust table top with some flour. Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape (about 13 x 6 inch). Brush some water on the surface.

6. Roll up the dough like a swiss roll. Cut into small pieces (8-10 pieces) and put the small mantou onto a small piece of wax paper.

7. Put the mantou in the steamer and proof for 20 minutes or when it doubles in volume.

8. Bring the water in the steamer to boil at high heat, then steam mantou for 15 minutes at medium heat.

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"My Treasured Recipes #3 - Taste of Autumn (Oct/Nov 2014)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders  and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.

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  1. Wow~ the texture looks fluffy and soft~ yum~

  2. yes,the texture is gorgeous!
    Unfortunately,my sons didn't like mantou at all,so i don't have any reason to make any again,you have to let me eat kaw kaw lo...hahaha

    1. My hubby didn't really fancy mantou so I added kayak and nutella for him. :)

  3. These nicely steamed mantou is perfect with some hot tea ... 2 for me pls !

    1. Thanks, Karen. Ok....ready to catch? Throwing over now! :)

  4. I feel like taking one of your pretty mantou through my computer screen now :D
    Look so pretty!
    Thanks for the mention :)

    1. Thanks, Ann for sharing. I wouldn't have thought I will make this. :)

  5. Mantou and baozi are my favourite, would love to try pumpkin with chia seeds one day! Your steamer is so cute!



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