Friday, February 23, 2018

Pumpkin mantou (baby friendly)

I was exploring with food for Adriel and I did these pumpkin mantous for Adriel. They're pretty soft when steamed but they develop a harden skin after cooling down XD Nevertheless, they're still good. I'd peel off the skin before serving. 

These mantous can be frozen for up to 3 months and steamed to heat up prior to eating. 

This recipe can be done with a mixer or by elbow grease! XD 
It'd take about 2h in all to prepare these and I'd rate it a difficulty level 3 out of 5. 

Pumpkin mantou (baby friendly) Recipe
80g pumpkin
5.5g instant yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
75ml warm water
4 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
250g cake flour


Peel and cut the pumpkin.

Steam on high heat till soft. I steamed it for about 10 mins.

Nice and soft. Drain off excess water, if any. 

Mash the pumpkin while it is hot. 

Add sugar to warm water. Add instant yeast. Stir well.

Set aside.

After 10 mins! 

Put all ingredients into mixer or in mixing bowl. Knead the dough till smooth and elastic.

Oil bowl before setting dough to rest. Cover bowl with a moist towel. Leave bowl in a warm place (like an unused oven) for an hour for dough to rise.

Nice and fluffy. The dough would have doubled in size. 

Shape accordingly. Use lots of cake flour where needed to prevent sticking. You can roll out a batch of dough, apply water on the surface of the dough and roll it like a Swiss roll. The water would help in sticking the dough together. Portion accordingly and place it on baking paper.

Steam for 15 to 20 mins depending on the size of the mantou.


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