Fried bao (mantao). Fried bao (mantao) Mostly served at Chinese restaurant, this dessert is quite easy to make, i add some cocoa powder to colouring ^^ fenny lim Adelaide, Australia. Fried bao (mantao) fenny lim Adelaide, Australia. Mántóu (馒头), also known as Mó (馍), refers to plain steamed buns which originated from China.

Fried bao (mantao) Divide your buns into two groups: one for steaming and the other for deep-frying. Sprinkle some dry flour on the workbench and knead the dough into a smooth and air-free state. Then divide the dough into two doughs and roll the doughs with a rolling pin. You can cook Fried bao (mantao) using 9 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Fried bao (mantao)

  1. It’s 200 gr of self raising flour.
  2. Prepare 100 gr of warm water.
  3. You need 5 gr of yeast.
  4. You need 5 gr of oil.
  5. It’s 16 gr of sugar.
  6. It’s 5 gr of vanila essence.
  7. Prepare 1 pinch of salt.
  8. Prepare 1 of sprinkle of cocoa powder.
  9. You need of serve with condensed milk or *sweetened coconut sauce or *coconut egg custard.

Steam the sweet potato until soft, discard the water that seeps out after steaming. Using a spoon, mash the sweet potato into a fine puree. Add the yeast mixture, sweet potato puree, flour, sugar and oil in the bowl of a stand mixer attached with a dough hook. Those stuffed steamed buns are called as Baozi in Chinese (Bao Buns) and those without fillings are called as mantou.

Fried bao (mantao) step by step

  1. Add water, yeast, sugar, vanila essence, salt, mix well.
  2. Add in flour, knead for 2 minutes to strech the gluten, set aside in a bowl with little oil, cover up proof for an hour.
  3. Flatten the dough, sprinkle with cocoa powder, roll up, cut into 6 pieces.
  4. Steam for 12 minutes with high heat, set aside to cool, you can keep it for next cooking.
  5. Fry bao till golden, mine its getting browned because of cocoa powder 🙁 drain and serve.

Mantou(馒头) is a basic staple in northern part of China and served in every places of China not just the northern part. In the other parts of China, Mantou is mostly served as breakfast in restaurants and food carts. Mantou is made with flour usually all-purpose flour, yeast. These Gua Bao are made with all NATURAL ingredients. Easy to prepare for your family for breakfast or snack time.

source: cookpad.com