Friday, March 14, 2014

Wholemeal Steamed Buns (Mantou) 全麦馒头

This post is about the Wholemeal steamed buns that I made last week for dinner, it's nice to eat them plain or with fillings.

Wholemeal Steamed Buns

The recipe (with slight adjustments in Orange colour font)


Wholemeal Steamed Buns (Mantou) 全麦馒头

Recipe by: adapted from My Treasure Tasty Temptation by Chef Alan Kok, Yum Yum Publications (与我常在的好滋味)

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Instant Dry Yeast 速發乾酵母
  • 2 tbsp Water 水
  • 100 g Plain Flour 中筋面粉
  • 200 g Wholemeal Flour 全麦面粉
  • 30 g Caster Sugar 細砂糖
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 海盐
  • 180-200 ml Water 水 (refer notes)
  • 30 ml Olive Oil 橄欖油
Instructions: updated @ 20/3/2014
1. Combine yeast with 2 tbsp water, a teaspoon of plain flour and bit of caster sugar in a small bowl. Stir and rest for 5 minutes.
2. Put all ingredients (except Vegetable Oil) into a mixing bowl and mix well until rough dough formed.
3. Lastly, add in Vegetable Oil and knead into a smooth & elastic dough (non-sticky dough).
4. Roll the dough into smooth round and cover with a piece of damp towel. Rest for 15 minutes.
5. Divide dough into 11 portions (approximately 50gram each). Shape each dough into smooth round.
6. Line the dough with wax/greaseproof paper and place it well apart in the steamer.
7. Let the dough to proof in the steamer for 40 - 50 minutes or until double in size.
8. Steam over medium-high heat for 12 - 15 minutes.
9. Turn off the heat, open the lid slightly and let the buns rest in the steamer for about 5 minutes to prevent shrinkage.
10. Remove the lid carefully to prevent condensed steam from dripping on the buns. 
Note-to-self:
- First, reserved 1/3 of the water then add in slowly if the dough is too dry.
- Heat up the wok/steamer in advance.
- Cover the lid loosely with cloth to avoid steam condensation drip on the buns which causes wrinkly bun skin.
- Olive oil can be substituted with Vegetable Oil/Corn Oil.
- The buns can be steamed in two batches if not enough steamer/wok. I used a electric steamer (as shown below) and wok to do the job... :)
- I used electric mixer to do the kneading job too.


We had this Steamed Bun Burgers (wholemeal steamed buns with tuna mayo eggs fillings) for dinner, yum~yum~ 

Filling recipe:
1 canned Tuna in Olive Oil, flakes
1 Hard-boiled Egg, mashed
About 5 sticks of Imitation Crab Meat Stick, diced (optional)
Enough Japanese Mayonnaise (optional)
Dash of Ground Black Pepper
Dash of Sea Salt

Instruction: Mix all the ingredients until well combined.



Reference:
1. http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2010/08/homemade-baos-steamed-buns.html
2. http://www.steamykitchen.com/22252-pork-belly-buns-recipe.html
3. http://rasamalaysia.com/sweet-potato-mantou-steam-buns/2/
4. http://kimmy-cookingpleasure.blogspot.com/2012/08/wholemeal-mantou-steamed-buns.html

Happy Buns Making and Thank you for Stopping By ^^

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