Moo Moo & Oink Oink Paus

I’ve been influenced by Fatmum via Facebook, to make these cute paos. Aren’t they cute? Too cute to be eaten ??? hehehehe .. but not for my kids, they saw those and wanted to eat them up straight away ..Hahahaha ….

I used Cheah’s recipe for the pau skin. If you would like to make this, I would suggest, please do not to add too much filling inside the bun, so you will have round & smooth surface. I ever made this earlier that I was greedy to put lots of meat ingredients ….. at the end burst and look ugly. This time, I just added nutella inside the paus, or you may also put kaya or lotus paste.

Source : No-Frills Recipe 

(A) Starter Dough:
70 gr Pau flour or Hong Kong flour
1-1/4 tsp Instant yeast
50 ml Lukewarm water

(B) Main Dough:
180 gr Pau flour or Hong Kong flour
65 gm Caster sugar
20 gr Crisco shortening
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt (I skipped this)
55 ml water

A - Starter Dough
- Mix the instant yeast with lukewarm water, stir well.
- Add in 70 gr sifted pau flour, mix well with the yeast mixture. Roughly form into a ball of dough and set aside for 15 mins.

B - Main Dough
- Mix the balance 180 gr sifted pau flour with the baking powder and sugar, stir well.
- Add the starting dough mixture (A). Add in the shortening and water sparingly, knead till dough doesn't stick to the hands.
- Cover dough with a damp cloth and let it rest in a warm place for about 1 hr. to 1.1/2 hrs or till double in size.
- Knock down dough to expel some air, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for a while.
- Weigh dough @ 20 gr each and roughly shape into a ball. Make about 15 pieces.
- Flatten and roll out the dough into a circle. Place filling in the center, seal the bun with round on top.
- Place the pau onto a piece of greaseproof paper. Proof it for another 15 mins.
- Steam the pau over the high heat for about 10 to 12 mins.
- Remove from steamer and serve, hot.

- Mix the food colouring before weighing the dough to individual ball shape.

You may check for the softness of the skin here :)


  1. cute! I love the moo...cow.

  2. Heehee, way too cute! Love how you actually tint the ears and snorts. ;) nice one Doris! Will try this recipe, tks! ;)

  3. These are very cute, too cute to be eaten! That's a good idea to use nutella. Bet my grandsons would love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wah DG, these baos u made r indeed so cute!!!

  5. Hi, very cute creations. May I know what you use for the eyes and horns?

  6. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesSeptember 27, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    Doris, these are very cute! Excellent :)-

  7. hahaa...really look very cute especially the red ones! I love it!!

  8. Hi All,
    Thank you for the compliments :)

    Thanks, the eyes, nose, ears and horns using the colour dough. You may also use black sesame seed for the eyes. For horns, I took a bit of chocolate dough, roll it long, then stick to the white dough. For nose, I used toothpick to poke the hole :)

  9. These paus are sooooo cute. I bought the pau recipe book but till now still have not hv the chance to browse, it's with my mum :(

  10. i'm sure these paus bring a lot of smiles to everyone!!

  11. omg really very very cute! definitely bookmarking to try!

  12. 蓝色小厨 and Lena,
    Thanks for the lovely words.

    What are you waiting for? It's time to make and cannot wait for you to share with us :)

    Sure ... you will have lots of fun doing that :)

  13. mooooo....very very cute...i like the first moo moo~~~

  14. so cute, not easy to make this ler, so i'm sure you can also make spiral curry puff, try lar and let me know later ^^

  15. Wow I'm so glad that I found your blog! These paus are so cute! I'd love to try my hands on them too! Thank you for sharing! I can't tell you how addicted I am to your blog right now! I can't stop viewing all your recipes! Yum!!

  16. They are so cute...I feel so sad to see that they have been eaten.