Spiral purple carrot mantou

20140630_193613Before steaming

Following the successful attempt of spiral pandan mantou, today I attempted spiral purple carrot mantou – because I know for sure the colour differences will come out!

 

~Plain dough

(A) Starter dough
100ml lukewarm water
2 tsp yeast
1 tbsp molasses sugar
130g pau flour

(B) Main dough
250g pau flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
½ tsp salt

50ml fresh milk
100ml water
2 tsp baking powder
~Purple carrot flavour dough

(A) Starter dough
50g purple carrot, steam & puree
2 tsp yeast
1 tbsp molasses sugar
130g pau flour

(B) Main dough

250g pau flour
1 tbsp castor sugar
½ tsp salt
50ml fresh milk

50ml water

50 g purple carrot, steam and puree
2 tsp baking powder
Methods:

~Starter Dough for both plain and purple carrot dough
Mix all ingredients till form dough. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

 

~Mantou dough (for both plain and purple carrot dough)

1. Mix all ingredients plus “starter dough” till form dough. Knead for 10-15 minutes (I used breadmaker so, it saved some of my energy)

 

2. Cover both dough and rest for at least 1 hour.

 20140630_203008After steaming

~Rolling to spiral purple carrot mantou

1.Transfer the dough to working surface. Slightly knead to remove air bubbles.

 

2. Divide plain and purple carrot dough into 200g each and shape into balls.

 

3.Roll the balls into rectangle shape.

 

4. Brush the plain dough surface with some water and stack the purple carrot dough on top (whichever side you want – depending on which colour you want on top).

 

5. Gently roll into swiss roll shape. Leave to rest for 10 minutes or more.

 

6. With a sharp knife cut the rolls into few portions.

 

7. Place the mantou on a baking sheet (I used cookie sheet) and rest them about 15 minutes.

 

8. Under high heat, steam for 10 minutes (cover the steamer lid with a cloth).

 

9. Once the steaming time is over, off the heat. Leave the mantou inside the steamer for 1 minute before opening the lid.

 

**The longer your proofing time, the fluffier it is. The earlier batch I made for little 17chipmunks before we went swimming, was less fluffy. Those that I rolled and left there before steaming, became fluffier.

 

I steamed everything and those remaining I am putting them into freezer, as I am giving away to my mum who will be coming over to visit us.

 

How long will it last in fridge/ freezer? >> Best to consume as soon as possible

10462569_10203135070770471_1289991841940023490_nWhen we were in hurry to steam it before letting it proof longer

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