Wednesday, May 15, 2013



食谱取自 cooking pleasure

350 gm plain flour + 1 tsp double action baking powder (sifted)
Mix together - 200 ml lukewarm water, 40 gm caster sugar and 1/4 tsp vinegar
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp shortening              (I used butter)

  1. Combine all the ingredients [except shortening] in a mixing bowl.  Knead until soft [about 5-10 minutes].  Then add in the shortening, continue to knead until soft, smooth and elastic.
  2. Shape into a ball and cover to rest for about 20-30 minutes or until double in size.
  3. Punch down dough and remove dough to a floured surface, shape into 2 round ball.  Press each ball flat, then divide into 8 equal portions. Shape each into a ball, then roll into flat circle.  Do the same for the other piece.
  4. Wrap each piece with about a tablespoon of filling.  Bring the edges together into a round or pleated pau shape.
  5. Place on parchment or greased proof  paper in the steaming tray.   Leave to prove for 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. Steam over high heat for 12 minutes in bamboo or electric steamer.  Off heat and leave paus for a further 3 minutes before uncovering to cool on rack. This is to prevent wrinkle, rough skin.
  7. Serve immediately or steam for about 10 minutes when serving.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ling Yuen - i made these today and OMG! the bao is so fluffy! thanks for sharing the recipe! you can check mine out at招き猫蒸気パン/

    Thanks again!