Last week, I bought quite numbers of cooking books in Popular Book Fair. One of them is "阿芳的3杯面粉". Actually I have the intention to buy it few months ago. Since the price is not cheap, I put into consideration. Once I know about the year end sales, the first book in my mind is “阿芳的3杯面粉”. I visited the nearest Popular bookstore for the book. I was disappointed as the staff told me they are out of stock! I left my contact number and hoping they will have the book within sales period. Until one afternoon, the staff called me and telling me she had reserve the book for me. Without any delay I visit the Popular.
It is really well worth to own it. Furthermore I bought it with 20% discount and it comes with DVD. A lot of useful tips given on the demonstration. It contains recipes on making traditional noodles, pau, bread, snack and filling.
After read the book I find that I have a lot to improve on my previous post Pandan Mantou. I will make it again with the tips I learnt in future.
Actually I have implement some of the methods in my recent post Black Sesame Loaf Bread and Mini Mixed Fruits Buns. This time I steam mini milk mantou. The mantou turn out really great! My kids ate 3-4 pieces in one go. The recipe is below.
2 cups plain flour
1 cup low protein flour
1 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp yeast
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk
1. Mix flour, baking powder, yeast, salt and sugar together. Pour in milk (reserve some) and mix into a pliable dough. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
2. Transfer ½ of the rested dough on working surface. Roll out into rectangle shape.
3. Brush the surface dough with some water.Gently roll the dough into swissroll shape.
4. Cut into 10-12 pieces and place on lined paper ( I used banana leaf).Put the mini mantou into steamer and rest for 10-15 minutes. Repeat for the other half of the dough.
5. Start steaming from cold water with medium heat. Once the water boiled, turn down to low-medium heat and steam further 7-10 minutes. As you notice I place the lid slightly open during the whole steaming process. This is to prevent oversteam of the mantou.
6. Once the steaming time is over, off the heat. Gently remove the steamer away from the hot water. Make sure you hold it with one side higher as to prevent drip inside the steamer. Place the steamer one side higher as well once put on the table. Open the lid and remove the mantou. Enjoy!