Authentic Mantou Recipe: Using Hong Kong Flour For The Perfect Fluffy Buns

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Classic Steamed Mantou

Ingredients:

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2 cups Hong Kong flour
1 tsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar

Steps:

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
In a mixing bowl, combine Hong Kong flour and yeast mixture. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
Cover the dough and let it rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
Divide the dough into small balls and steam for 15 minutes until cooked through.
Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Red Bean Stuffed Mantou

Ingredients:

2 cups Hong Kong flour
1 tsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup red bean paste

Steps:

Follow the same steps for classic steamed mantou until the dough has risen.
Divide the dough into small balls and flatten each ball into a disc.
Place a spoonful of red bean paste in the center of each disc and seal the edges to form a ball.
Steam for 15 minutes until cooked through.
Enjoy these sweet and savory mantou as a snack or dessert.

Crispy Fried Mantou with Condensed Milk

Ingredients:

2 cups Hong Kong flour
1 tsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar
Oil for frying
Condensed milk for dipping

Steps:

Prepare the dough following the classic steamed mantou recipe.
Divide the dough into small balls and flatten each ball into a disc.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the mantou until golden brown and crispy.
Drizzle condensed milk on top before serving.
Indulge in these decadent fried mantou for a unique twist on a traditional favorite.