Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mantou Steamed Bun With Homemade Mung Bean Paste

This steam bun project was actually inspired by My Little Sprout during my visit to her blog. They were having dim sum at this Dragon-i Restaurant. And among those dim sum, I am totally attracted to these buns. They are so adorable! Can't wait to make them myself. So finally, I came up something like this. hehe.... So, what do you think about these cuties???

Ingredients for Mantou Bun dough :
500gm superfine flour
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tspn yeast
3/4 tspn baking powder
240gm warm water

* 200gm Homemade Mung Bean paste

Method :

- combine all ingredients to form a dough.
- remove a handful of dough out and add in a few drops of red food colouring.
- let to proof separately for about 25-30 mins.
- place dough to working table & divide into 6 portion.
- roll the dough out flat and place in a tablespoon of mung bean paste.
- then sealed nicely and place it to a greaseproof paper.
Then start with the red colour dough by using 1/3 of dough. Rolling into an oblong shape and then carefully cut into 6 portion. Use a chopstick to mould the centre to make 2 good looking holes! haha.... Then paste them straight to the bun. Don't worry, it will stick!
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And then use the leftover red dough to make the ears & tails. Just roll them out and cut into triangle shape. Fold both ends together (as shown in the above picture) and paste it to the dough. For the eyes, I used black beans. By the end of the process, the buns are all ready to steam (or proof at least half an hour before steaming). Finally steam those buns for 20 mins over a preheated steamer. Off the heat, once it's done and leave the bun in the steamer for 5 mins before withdrawing them. To prevent from shrinkage.
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The texture of this mantou bun is slightly different from those dim sum steamed bao. Those dim sum steamed bao is much fluffier and softer. And mantou is more dense and can be used in deep frying or french toast. I will post about the homemade mung bean paste recipe after this. So, stay tune for more!

45 comments:

jelena said...

I am just hoping that your homemade paste has the ingredients I can buy here. I love when food brings a smile to my face, and this recipe definetly did! Still smiling :)))))))))))

My Little Space said...

Hi Jelena, I'll try to post the mung bean recipe tomorrow if I have time. OK! Thanks alot for stopping by. Hope you're having a fabulous day.
Cheers, kristy

Anncoo said...

Oh..Kristy! The piggies are sooo cute! Keep one for me please ;DDD

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, the piggies are so CUTE! wow you really spent times and effort to come out all these cuties, salute to you!

MaryMoh said...

Oh my gosh.......these look soooooo cute! I just can't help laughing at these piggies staring at me.....haha. You are just so creative, Kristy! I would keep them and not eat :P But I'm hungry...will have one and keep the rest :D

Heavenly Housewife said...

OMG, those are the most adorable little piggies. I so want one (and I don't even eat piggy LOL). They are so sweet, yours as just as beautiful as the ones in the restaurant. Amazing job!!!!!!!!
*kisses* HH

Blackswan said...

Hey Kristy, these little piggies are soooooooo cute! May I have some pls??

Barbara said...

How cute is that??!! Yum and fun!

Angie's Recipes said...

Fun! Piglet brings good luck!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Oh my gosh!! These are ridiculously adorable!!! I love white buns like that, but this, this takes the cake! I might have to try that one day.

ICook4Fun said...

Oh they are super duper cute!! I can't bring myself to eat it :)

penny aka jeroxie said...

So freaking CUTE~!

alison said...

wow,kristy,so cute,i love these piggies!adorable!here i haven't see mung bean.

Cooking Gallery said...

Those look very CUTE...!! I absolutely love your idea of making piggies from mantou buns! I made something similar, but with cupcakes:), will post the photos soon.

Alice Law said...

Hi Kristy, sorry for the late reply(just manage to steal some time to check my mail)! My kids had Elken Spirulina, thanks for the health tips and we are glad to try out the Oxygen drops as well!

Oh yes, it's my pleasure that you link to My Little Sprouts, thank you! That's awesome lovely little piglet buns, I'll sure bookmark this post for Juan Juan's future 'kitchen project'(when she is older since her fine motor skill still not prefected now)!;)

Thanks again for the Birthday wishes(it's actually Juan's lunar Birthdat today) and your warm regards, it's really sweet and kind of you! Take care and have a wonderful day ahead!^-^

Von said...

Ngaw...these are so cute! And they look really soft and delicious too!

Otehlia said...

These look delicious and super-cute! wish I had the patience to try this.

lena said...

hi, first time to your blog. Your mantou looks really soft and those piggies are just too cute..with the little tail as well. Great work!

Abbey said...

these are adorable! and I've been looking for a great steamed bun recipe..I'm gonna try these-thanks!

My Little Space said...

Anncoo : Thank you! Will keep one for you. haha... No matter it turns blue & black!

Jess : Thanks alot! I only spent about 1-1/2 hour on this.

MaryMoh : Haha... glad that you like too!

Shirley : Sure! Glad that you like it too!

Barbara : Thank you!

Angie : Hahaha...I am speechless!

Belinda : I'm really happy that you actually love this too. haha...


Icook4fun : Thank you!

Penny : Haha... Yes, it is!

Alison : Thank you! I'll search the link for you as well.

CookingGallery : Great! Looking forward to it.

Alice : Thanks for the link! I'm glad everything is alright.

Von : Thank you!

Otehlia : I'm believe you can!

Lena : Hi, welcome to my humble little space & nice to meet you. Hope to hear from you more often.

Abbey : you're welcome. Hope you will like it.

Thanks everyone for visiting and spending your time here with me. Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

Cheers, kristy

reanaclaire said...

kristy.. so so very cute.. i have to think twice before i bite.. hahaha...

Elin said...

Kristy...you made my relatives so cute leh...hahaha the moment I see them here I ROFL ...my relatives are cute ! Thanks for sharing the recipe
You are so talented :)

tigerfish said...

Oh cute cute piggie. Cute to see, fun to eat :)

Kumi said...

Oh how cute!!!

Cheah said...

Kristy, those little piggies look so cute, especially the one with the pigtail! I was giggling to myself when I saw the pics. Memang boleh!

smallkucing said...

looks nicer than the piggy that i bought...

Claudia said...

I want to move into your house and much on little piglets. You make me feel like a kid again!

elra said...

I am waiting for the bean paste recipe :)

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

Those are some of the cutest things I've ever seen. I just love little piggies. Adorable! Very creative. =)

Drick said...

These are too cute to eat, but you know I would.... fabulous

Jeannie said...

I have seen these piggies at the restaurant too! Yours look just like theirs! Great handiwork, Kristy:D

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the piggies - adorable!

CheapAppetite said...

hehe these pigs are so cute! oink oink! At first I though it was steamed pork buns. But I like mung bean paste too. sweet and yummy.

Hayley said...

Ahhh the mantou is so cute!! how to eat? hehehe ;)

Lyndsey said...

I finally got some time to stop in and comment! Another long day...we are dog sitting again and we take the dogs to their house during the day when we are all at school and work...then their AC quit, so we had to get it fixed and the owners are in South Africa!

Anyhoo! These bun are adorable, I love them!! I am happy you are going to post how to make the mung bean paste, I was going to give it a try! I also want to try the steamed buns and you have several good recipes here for those! But I adore the pigs!

Have a great day Kristy!

My Little Space said...

Claire : Eh... I don't believe you! You sure will make a big bite on these buns. hahaha....

Elin : Hahaha.... Ya-loh, ya-loh, your good friends huh! Thank you for your kind words. That's very sweet of you.

Tigerfish : It is and my neighbour loves it so much. hehe...

Kumi : Thank you! I think you'll definitely making a CAT out of the dough! hehe...

Cheah : Paiseh-leh! hehe.... Thank you so much for your nice words. I am really appreciate it.

smallkucing : Is it? Then you must show me the picture next time. OK!

Claudia : Hahaha... Even I myself feel like a kid too! Like playing those play-doh!

Elra : Ok OK! The recipe is ready!

Terrianne : Thank you very much! Glad that you like it too.

DRick : Hahaha... I'm sure you would! And nice to see you around, there!

Jeannie : Thank you so much. That's so sweet of you to say that. I'll take it as a compliment! hehe...

Natasha : Thank you! You think your girl going to like it too?

Tana : Yeap, oink oink! haha.... Glad you like it too.

Hayley : Thank you, dear! Hope you will enjoy this too.

Lyndz : Hope you're doing fine back there. Sounds like lots of things going on there too. Will write soon! Take care.

Thanks everyone for spending your time here with me. Hope you're all having a fabulous day. Enjoy the piggies buns!

Cheers, kristy

Foodessa said...

There's enough of a great reason to learn how to make Mung bean paste to eventually make these adorable creations.

Beautiful fun in your kitchen ;O)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

alwayswinner786 said...

Kristy,
You are such a darling! Those piggies are too cute! Excellent creation!

Julie said...

Those are the cutest things! Make me think of Miss Piggy.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Aiyoh!!! So cute, sampai tak boleh tahan!! ROFL Kristy I really don't know what to say except you are unbelievably talented hahaha - I love piggy anything. Cannot stop laughing :DDDDDD

pigpigscorner said...

awww they are so cute!

Blessed Homemaker said...

OMG! These are so cute!!

mNhL said...

These little piglets are so adorable.

Sweet and Savory said...

These are adorable and you are clever. This blog has the most amazing recipes.

Thanks for linking one of those amazing recipes to MMM. I smile, whenever, I see your name on my blog.

G said...

Soooo Cute. I love it. Not sure if it is halal...

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