About a month back, I was rolling out 40 mantous daily on weekdays and 200 mantous on Sundays. I know. That was really a crazy period for me. That extensive mantou making has however helped to brushe up my kneading skill. I can knead 2kg of flours in under 30 minutes now. Heh.
Anyhow, stories aside. While I was bored of making mantou, I stole some of the dough and steamed some tau sah pau for myself. :D
You can click here for my homemade red bean paste.
Ingredients (makes 10 big paus):
400g plain flour
200g lukewarm water
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp oil
pinch of salt
red bean paste
toasted sesame seeds
1. Dissolve yeast in the lukewarm water. Put plain flour,sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Gradually add water mixture and stir until well mixed. Add in oil and knead till the dough is soft and smooth. Set aside to rise for about 30 minutes.
2. Punch to deflate the dough.
3. Roll dough into a long strip and cut into equal size ( I made into 50g / pcs). Use a rolling pin to roll dough into a round disc, make sure that the centre is slightly thicker.
4. Put red bean paste on a piece of dough. Enclose the filling and pinch top to seal. Place on a paper lining with sealed top facing down. You can add some black sesame seeds on top for decor. Set aside to rise for another 30 minutes. Meanwhile prepare a steamer.
5. Transfer to the steaming basket. Steam paus over high heat for about 10 minutes.
6. Serve hot.