Friday, June 29, 2012

Purple Sweet Potato Rose Mantou

For me, mantou is a compact texture and dense. It's worst when you eat it when it's cooled/ left over for few hours.
BUT!! it's totally different from these sweet potato mantou.It turned out really soft, even on the second day. hmmm...I love this recipe even it's time consuming for shaping those buns into rose shape, but it's really worth it. Especially,when I looked at everybody's happy face when they looked at those buns, that makes me  happy too:)
I saw this recipe from Wendy's blog. I posted the recipe here, but hop over to her blog for step by step shaping the rose mantou.

250gm steamed purple sweet potato
200gm water
500gm pau flour
1 tsp baking powder
100gm sugar
50gm shortening/Crisco
1/4 tsp salt
11gm instant yeast

Mash sweet potato, or blitz sweet potato with almost all the water to get a fine paste. Purple varieties tend to be firmer than orange ones.
With balance of water, mix with yeast.
Combine everything except shortening and mix to form a dough.
Put in shortening and knead until dough is smooth. Add slightly more flour is dough is way too sticky to handle. If the dough is sticky but can retain its form, like not slacking down, just continue to knead, the gluten just hasn’t form, there’s no need to add extra flour.
Cover and let dough proof until double, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough and knead for 1-2 minutes.
Divide dough into 50gm portions and form as you wish. For rose bud formation method, please read instructions below.
Cover and let the formed dough proof until doubled for another 45 minutes.
Steam on high heat for 12 minutes.

 After proofing, see the difference, love it:)

 After shaping it into rose shape, need more

Beautiful, lovely , soft and yummy mantou !!!


Vivian Pang said...

They look very good. It is a lot of effort to shape these roses. Well done!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Of all who attempted this and gave me feedback, none can compare to yours.
It's really very pretty!
Thanks for trying out the recipe and I'm glad you liked this.

Zoe said...

You shaped these mantou very well. They really look like pretty roses to me.

Spice up the Curry said...

oh wow.. thats really a good one

Jeannie said...

I agreed, these are really beautiful and soft and fluffy!

Janine said...

i like this recipe too! and your roses look very even and beautiful (unlike mine which turn out different sizes lol)

lena said...

they are stunning beautiful roses!! seriously, if i can make these pretty rose mantou, i'm not sure if i want to eat them..i will probably take a whole load of photos first, admire them, appreciate all the effort put in and then slowly eat them!!

Angie's Recipes said...

These are stunning!

Cheah said...

Just awesome! So neat and uniform.

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow ... so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi yummylittlecooks,

Where can we get pau flour? Can we use bread flour instead?


yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Elaine,
You can get pau flour from bakery shops, shopping centre or groceries shop.Nope, you can't replace tht with bread flour