I had at first watched a video tutorial on making valentine rose mantou and I've bookmarked it. But my first attempt two weeks ago didn't yield the nice texture I wanted.
With some leftover butternut squash, decided to give it a try again as I really like the roses ... inspired by few blogger pals whom had made such lovely sweet roses mantou : LY Kitchen Venture, Sharon 之味, Joceline of Butter. Flour & Me, Irene of mymeloves.
Do refer to the links above for picture tutorial on steps in making the roses.
Pumpkin Rose Mantou南瓜玫瑰馒头
Instant dry yeast - 1/2 teaspoon
Water - 40g
All-purpose plan flour - 200g
Sugar - 20g
Pinch of salt
Pumpkin puree - 75g (pumpkin steamed and mashed)
Vegetable oil - 8g
(A) Mix instant yeast and water together till dissolved. Pour into (B)
(B) In another bowl, add flour, sugar and oil. Add in the instant yeast mixture and mix well. Use hand to knead mixture to form a smooth dough (About 5 to 10 mins)
Divide the dough into 20 balls. Roll out the dough to round disc.
To assemble, lay 5 round disc overlap each other in a row. Use one piece to roll into a small log.
*note that I've made some smaller roses and some big ones. You may adjust the weight/ size of the disc according to your preference.
Put the log-shaped dough at the end of the circle of dough and roll up the dough pieces. Once all rolled up like a big log, place it horizontally and cut the center using a dough cutter to make 2 roses.
Place the rose bun cut side down on a small piece of baking paper and adjust the rose petals (spread out the petals slightly). Rest the rose buns in warm mist for 20 - 30 mins.
Steam the rose buns under rapidly boiling water on high heat for about 15mins.
Slightly open a little gap of the lid for 5 mins to allow the heat to escape before taking the buns out from steamer.
|Should have 10 roses but I ate one |
since can't squeeze all into the box ^-^!
I'm pleased on my second attempt ^-^. The mantou tasted soft ... and I'm so in love with these sweet yellow roses.
Have a lovely day !
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN)
hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary).
And I'm submitting this post link to "My Treasured Recipes #3 - Taste of Autumn (Oct/Nov 2014)"
& co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.
Also I'm joining Best Recipes for Everyone October 2014 Event Theme: Bun in My Hot Steamer hosted by Fion of XuanHom's Mom.