Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pumpkin Mantou/ Straight Dough Method-Pumpkin # 3

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This recipe is modified from my early post Mini Milk Mantou. I added pumpkin into the recipe. I just like the golden yellow colour with some pumpkin fragrant. I steamed some with pork floss as my sons requested.  

Adapted and modified from 阿芳的3杯面粉
Ingredients : yield 16 pieces
2 cups plain flour
1 cup low protein flour
1 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp yeast
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
150g pumpkin puree
80g water

Some pork floss for filling

1. Put flour, baking powder, yeast, salt, sugar and pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl. Pour in water and mix into a pliable dough. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.

2. Transfer ½ of the dough on working surface. Roll out into rectangle shape. Brush the dough surface with some water. Sprinkle pork floss evenly on top and gently pat onto the dough. Roll into swiss roll shape and put aside for 10 minutes. Just omit the filling if you prefer plain.
3. With a sharp knife cut the roll into 8 pieces and place on greased paper. Put the mantou into steamer and rest for 10-15 minutes.

4. Start steaming from cold water with medium heat. Once the water boiled, turn down to low-medium heat and steam further 8 minutes.

5. Once the steaming time is over, off the heat. Leave the mantou inside the steamer about 1 minute before open the lid.


  1. This is perfect to serve with a cup of local coffee, look so soft.

  2. is the book you mentioned here from taiwan?

  3. Sonia,
    That's why I like using baking powder and yeast in pau making.

    Yes. The book should be easy available in any book stores.

  4. Oh thanks Vivian! I have been looking for a pumpkin mantou for awhile now since my last 2 failed attempts. :P Will try this recipe on Friday morning. ;)

  5. I tried your previous post on mini milk mantou as I like ah fang lao shi from TV show in the past. but i suspect i may have made some mistake as the dough is a bit dry. is the dough supposed to be a bit dry? (compare with bread dough and pau dough)

  6. You are a genius in pau making. These buns are so fluffy in texture.

  7. Honey Bee Sweets,
    Hope you will like the pumpkin mantou too.

    The dough should be as pliable and soft as bread and pau dough. Sometimes need to adjust the water level(more or less) due to different absorption although using the same type of flour.

    Thanks. With the right recipe you also can make soft fluffy buns!


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