Monday, October 17, 2011

Spiral Shape Mantau-Day 17

I've been away for a few days so the previous posting were on schedule mode that is why I didn't reply to all your comments yet. Please give me some time and I will get to it soon. Anyway, I wanted to make bread of some kind with the Jelly mould but I can’t think of much other than doing something with Bao dough as I can steam it. This is what I can think of and they look pretty cute after steaming it. You can eat this steamed plain mantau with anything. It is sort of like mantau where you eat it with some stew meat. Actually this is the second time I am making this. The first time, I coiled the dough all the way down to the bottom of the mould and after steaming it they were huge! They look like a giant mantau. No very nice visually. So this time I made it smaller. Since I don’t have much time to prepare anything to eat it with, we just have this with some stir-fry chicken with jicama for our dinner.



Ingredients:

150 gram flour
30 gram sugar
1 tsp double action baking powder
1 tsp yeast
20 gram shortening
80 -85 ml water

1. Mix all the above ingredients and knead them into smooth dough. Cover and let them rest for half an hour.
2. Oil the outside of the Jelly Moulds with some vegetable oil. Divide the dough into 2 portions. Take one portions and divide it into 3.
3. Roll out one of the dough into long thin strip and start coiling it around the mould. Start from the top to the bottom. Each mould will need 3 strips if you want to coil it all the way down to the bottom of the mould. Do the same to the other mould.
4. Set the dough aside to rest for 15 minutes. Prepare the steamer. Bring the water up to a rapid boil.
5. Steam them for 15 minutes. Serve them warm.


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41 comments:

Shereen said...

Gert,
Super cute...like a bee hive..lol!The pao look so nice and white.Must try this out as the concept is so unique!

Anonymous said...

It looks very appealing aunty! For a second there i thought it was mash potato with some beef. lol
-Justyn

Anonymous said...

Each days food just gets better and better. So pretty the way you make the pao look. Now I feel like eating this with a nice slab of pork! Simon

Nate @ House of Annie said...

wow, that is fascinating!

I'd like to try deep-frying the mantou after steaming, then filling with barbecue pork.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Gert, this look so beautiful , and interesting! Well done,

hanushi said...

Wow, this time is bread using the jelly mould!! Well done!! And the curls are so pretty...

ReeseKitchen said...

This is a very good idea Gert..:) Like those chinese mantau eating with sliced stew porks.....this is another good idea instead of wrapping it, we can stuff into your cute cone mantaus...nice!

Jane Chew said...

Dear Gertrude,am thinking of since u have made the pao then next may be can try lo mai kai (Steamed Sticky Glutinous Rice With Chicken )? Just an idea :)

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

Instead of cream horns, you made mantou horns!
Great idea Gert!

K.Nor said...

idea yg sangat hebat la gert! mcm shereen kata mcm bee hive.. sangat menarik! bravo2. mcm2 idea u dpt ya.. still tak lena tidur malam ke? hehhee go gert go!! :)

ingat nak suggets buat creamy horn atau horn yg letak inti daging atau ayam.. tp tak leh bakar kan.. at least boleh kukus mcm tu.. :)

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

This is amazing!

アンゼエリン said...

OMG, u made mantau too...amazing, not only filled in the cone shape but some spiral work using the outer surface...bravo.

Angeline
www.nothingbutangelinestory.blogspot.com

Everything4sweets said...

Wow , this is a good ideas to make Mantou, next time I will make it.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Yes, this looks like beehive. So creative!

My Kitchen and Me said...

I'm amazed! You never seem to run out of ideas!

Elin said...

Haha so cute .... u sudah pandai now Gertrude,I bet you can make anything with that pewter cone shape mold;) well done!

Anonymous said...

haha! this looks amazing! so creative

Diana

suituapui said...

Hey! That's nice! Great idea!!!

hunny75 said...

wahhhhhh.... sis, kamu memang superb...

Carol's Kitchen said...

You got such a creative mind! The mantou was a great idea and you get to put more filling in it than the regular mantou. Yummy!

Jun said...

wah gert..u must really love this mould...brape ari dah u buat guna mould ni, heheh. tp cantik...

Anonymous said...

The pic shown is fabulous.. will try this for coming weekend breakfast.. Thanks for sharing this lovely recepi.

UmiNajwan

My Asian Kitchen said...

very cool!! spiral shape!! I really salut u that u cook food for this event daily!!

Anonymous said...

awesome! i've just posted this on my page and feel like eating it!

Sem said...

this is creative, and i love this mantou to eat with Kung Po Chicken cubes, like those served in Esquire Kitchen.

elaine said...

This looks marvelous and I am sure it's tasty too. Will definitely try this out. Thanks for the recipe

ninazsyafinaz said...

Macam beehive..creative creation!!!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at your creative ideas and I love how you used the mould to make the mantou. Good luck in the competition.

B.Lee

Linda said...

Wow you are really creative and innovative with the cone. Can't wait for more. Maybe can experience with Japanese dish since you are Great with ideas!

Ah Tze said...

This is creative, it makes the mantou looks like beehive :)

vansg said...

so creative, so beautiful! I love it. My children, too

Cuisine Paradise said...

Very creative!!! Love the way you stuffed your mantou :)

Busygirl said...

This cracks me up! It's practical and different, but I have to say it looks like a pile of you know what heehee!

lena said...

gert, i have to say this is a really fabulous idea making swirl pau on the mould!!

My Little Space said...

Oh dear, I think the mould shape is perfect for this bun. Great idea!
Kristy

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, they do look like bee hive :)

Justyn, thank you :)

Simon, thick slab of pork sounds good :)

Nate, sounds good.

Sonia, Hanushi, thank you.

Reese, yea this one you can stuff it with a lot of meat :)

Jane, thanks for the idea :)

Wendy, thank you.

N.Nor, thank you. Masih tak lena tidur lagi until this challenge is over ha ha.. You know me lah, think too much sampai rambut banyak beruban ha ha..

Elieen, Angeline, thank you.

Everything4sweets, Ann, My kithcen and me, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, no so. Running out of ideas already :(

Diana, thank you.

Suituapui, hunny, Carol, thank you.

Jun, I kena buat 30 items with this mould that is why you tengok my posting semua ada cone shapes ha ha..

Umi, thank you.

Lelsey, thank you.

Anon, thank you.

Sem, me too but too but I was too lazy to cook it that. I too like the one served at Esquire Kitchen.

Elaine, you are welcome.

Nina, B.Lee, Lina, Ah Tze, Vansg, Ellena, thank you.

Busygirl, :(

Lena, thank you.

Kristy, thank you.

Sarah O. said...

Is it weird I think this looks like a unicorn horn? haha

Sharn said...

Very creative. I love seeing work outside the "box"
sharn.subs@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I discovered your blog by chance and am very impressed with your work :-)

I told myself that I shall try your recipes as they all look appetizing....air liur melilir setiap kali baca you punya blog.

I intend to try out mantou this weekend. Can you tell me what is "
double action baking powder"? How different is it from normal baking powder?

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, thank you for stopping by. About the double action baking powder. There are 2 kinds of baking powder. One just the regular one that people use mostly for cakes or cookies and there is another one which is double action (for rapid rising) which usually used in making bao/steam buns or bread. If you can't find it you can just use the regular one.