Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chia Seeds & Wholemeal Mantou

This is the best steamed mantou I've ever made! Very soft and fluffy and nutritious too with added superbrain food chia seeds and wholemeal flour :) Only my little girl does not fancy steamed buns, starting to get picky with food nowadays >.< Luckily my boy loves it as he eaten 1 whole mantou spreaded with his favourite kaya :D 

Sliced dough and placed in steamer

                         After proofing for 40mins....                  After steaming bloomed even bigger! >o<

Recipe modified from Frozen Wings
  • 250gm pau flour, Hong Kong Flour
  • 80gm organic wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp double action baking powder
  • 3gm instant yeast
  • 30gm sugar
  • 200gm milk
  • 10gm corn oil
  • 4 tbsp organic chia seeds for garnishing

  1. Combine flour, sugar, yeast and sugar and mix together with a scraper.
  2. Combine milk and oil together. Pour in 1/2 of the liquid into the flour mixture and mix into a rough dough.
  3. Add in liquid gradually and knead for 10mins until dough is smooth and pliable.
  4. Cover and rest dough for 5 mins.
  5. Sprinkle chia seeds over a clean working surface.
  6. Roll out the dough over the seeds into a rectangular shape. Roll up dough like a swiss roll and seal the edge tightly.
  7. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. Place each dough on a greaseproof paper (I lined the steamer with banana leaves) and proof for 40mins until double in size. 
  8. Fill steamer with water and bring to boil. Steam the proof buns for 20-25mins. Open the lid of the steamer a little to let the steam escape. Serve warm or room temperature.


lena said...

another good thing about these mantous is they are also very fast to make! thanks for link back!

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hi Peng,
Is the wholemeal flour wholemeal bread flour? Thanks for the info on chia seeds, I will keep a lookout during my next Sg trip. Not to forget, thanks for your submission !

Peng said...

Miss just wholemeal flour, I yet to come across wholemeal bread flour though I come across some recipes indicating this particular ingredient.

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hehe, I am the opposite, I have not seen wholemeal flour, I think they call it wholemeal flour here where i stay but it's just plain flour, very confusing.
Wholemeal bread flour is very common in Europe, they sell in 5 kg packs, I think it must be quite exp in Sg.

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