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 :)