Panda Mantou

Panda Mantou

Panda Mantou

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With Kung Fu panda 3 coming in cinemas worldwide we thought it might be a great idea to make a new kind of Mantou bread buns, behold the amazing Panda Mantou! Be sure to check out our Mantou Chinese bread recipe

Start by putting 340ml(1.5 cup) of water in a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it. Set it aside in a warm place for about 5 minutes to let the yeast come alive. Ad the flour, sugar, salt and oil and stir it together(I like to use a food mixer to do the job). If you’re using your hands put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. The dough should not stick to your hands when it’s ready so if it does just add some extra flour until it’s smooth.panda-mantou-recipe-2

Split the dough into two and knead the cocoa powder into one part(add a bit of water as needed). Knead it until it’s brown in colour all the way through. 

Cover the bowls with  damp dish towels and set aside at room temperature for 45 to 60 minutes. 

Once you’ve let it rest for 45-60 minutes it should have doubled in size. Sprinkle a little baking powder over it and knead well into the dough. Rest it again for 20 minutes and again cover it with a dish towel.

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Now split the dough into two and bring out your rolling-pin, roll the dough into a rectangle shape. Fold one third of the dough back unto itself, then fold the remaining third over the top of the dough so your Mantou dough will be triple folded. Roll out the dough until it’s gotten pretty thin and then brush water over it.

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Now from the long side, start rolling it up into a log as seen on the picture. Use sharp knife and cut the roll into small pieces. I like to cut a sheet of baking paper into little squares and put them on it in order for them not to get stuck to the steamer. Heat up some water on a wok, put the rolls into a steamer and place over the wok and cover the steamer up for about 10-15 minutes

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Now enjoy your panda Mantou!

Panda Mantou
Panda Mantou

Panda Mantou

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Steini Course: Breads & Buns, Side dishesCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Medium
Servings

20

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Chinese Mantou steamed bread recipe is a delicious and fun recipe to make for the whole family!

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Instant dry yeast

  • 500 g Strong plain all purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Vegetable oil (preferably peanut oil)

  • 1.5 tsp Teaspoon caster sugar

  • 1 tsp Baking powder

Directions

  • Put 340ml(1.5 cup) of water in a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it.
  • Set it aside in a warm place for about 5 minutes.
  • Ad the flour, sugar, salt and oil and stir it together(I like to use a food mixer to do the job). Knead for 8 to 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a damp dish towel and set aside at room temperature for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a little baking powder over it and knead well into the dough.
  • Now split the dough in two and knead the cocoa powder into one part(also add a bit of water as needed)
  • Rest the two parts for 20 minutes and again cover them with a dish towel.
  • Roll both parts into equal size logs and lay one on top of the other and roll them until they are mixed well into each other.
  • Now split the dough into two and bring out your rolling pin and role the dough into a rectangle shape.
  • Fold one third of the dough back unto itself, then fold the remaining third over the top of the dough so your Mantou dough will be triple folded.
  • Roll out the dough until it’s gotten pretty thin and then brush water over it.
  • Now from the long side, start rolling it up into a log.
  • Use sharp knife and cut the roll into small peaces.
  • Heat up some water on a wok, put the rolls into a steamer and place over the wok and cover the steamer up for about 10-15 minutes

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