Wednesday, 6 August 2008


Mantou, chinese steamed buns is my kids favourites. Why? Cause they may shaping it with me while we can shape what we love and make funs. Thanks Wendy!!!!!!!

Source: Eupho Cafe

(a) old dough - about 300g gram
200g flour
a pinch salt
1/2tsp yeast
110g water
(b) main dough - about 770g
200ml cold milk
350g flour
5g yeast
80g sugar
1/8tsp baking soda
1tsp bread improver/ bread softerner (optional)
100g old dough
15g oil


1. Mix (a) old dough, knead till smooth and let it prove till double bulk for about 40-50 minutes. (during winter might longer)
2. Weight out 100g old dough for main dough recipe. Mix (b) main dough, knead smooth and add in old and knead till smooth and shinny. Rest the dough for 20 minutes and divide 60g-80g. Knead a bit and shape as desire.
3. Cover the shaped bun with damp clothes and final prove for 40 minutes. Steam over medium heat for 12 minutes, turn off heat and let it stay 3 minutes inside the steamer before taking out.


My Taste Heaven said...

hey, your Man Tou looks cute. I am sure children will love it very much!

QQ red apple said...

Yes, I always make mantou during leisure time with my kids as we enjoy the time to making it and eating it. try it too. You will have nice mantou and happy moment.