Wheat Bran Mantou Flower Roll 米糠馒头卷

I found a packet of wheat bran flour the other day while cleaning my refrigerator. Its been there for almost a decade and glad its still in good condition. And not for waiting long, I have to figure out how to fully utilize them as soon as possible. Then this is the first thing on my list ~ Mantou Flower Roll. In the recipe, I added in extra wheat bran to suit my personal taste. And of course, extra water is needed cause the absorption level is slightly higher. Mantou is slightly different from the common luxury steamed bun. The texture should be firm and not overly fluffy.

And so, here's what I did.

Ingredients :
450gm   bao flour
150gm   wheat bran flour
2 tspn  yeast
2 TB  brown sugar
290ml   water
2 TB  shortening

Method  :
(1) combine flour, wheat bran, sugar & yeast into a big mixing bowl then stir in water till everything well mixed.
(2) add in shortening and continue kneading till well cooperated, and soft dough is form then set aside to rest for an hour or till double in size.
(3) when its ready, punch and knead dough till smooth to release excess air. Then divide dough into 12 portions (about 74gm each).
(4) flatten dough will rolling pin into oblong shape then brush on a bit of cooking oil.
(5) now, make a few cuts in the center (refer here as picture shown) , then roll dough from both end to met at the center point.
(6) next, turn dough around and place it to parchment papers then set aside to rest for about 30 minutes.
(7) finally, steam dough at preheated steamer for about 15 minutes.

Note  :  you may keep these mantou into freezer and reheat it at anytime when needed.

Just tested these mantou with curry gravy. I'll have to say.... simply irresistible ! I took at least three in one go. Surely going to put on some weight soon. haha..... Hope you guys will love it too ! Happy weekend.


  1. Kristy , I checked my stash of baking supplies and found out that 2 kilos of my bread flours are already expired *sigh* You're lucky that your wheat bran is still usable :D

  2. wow lots of wheat bran here..delicious and so healthy too.

  3. Happy weekend Kristy:)
    What a lucky find for you and us! I really need to dig into my freezer and see what lurks inside:)

    Your flower rolls look lovely Kristy. I like that you can freeze them for the next time you dig through your freezer, lol...Thanks so much for sharing, Kristy:)

  4. Sounds and looks good, Kristy!


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