Pumpkin Mantou: A Delicious Twist On A Classic Chinese Steamed Bun Recipe

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Pumpkin Mantou Recipe

1. Classic Pumpkin Mantou

Ingredients:
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp yeast
– 1/2 cup warm water

PUMPKIN MANTOU (STEAMED BUN) - BAKE WITH PAWS
PUMPKIN MANTOU (STEAMED BUN) – BAKE WITH PAWS

Steps:
1. In a bowl, mix together the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin puree, and salt. Gradually add in the yeast mixture and knead until a smooth dough forms.
3. Cover the dough and let it rise for 1 hour.
4. Divide the dough into small balls and steam for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
5. Serve warm and enjoy!

2. Pumpkin Mantou Buns with Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients:
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp yeast
– 1/2 cup warm water
– Cream cheese filling (cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract)

Steps:
1. Follow the same steps as the classic pumpkin mantou recipe to make the dough.
2. Roll out the dough into small circles and place a spoonful of cream cheese filling in the center.
3. Seal the dough around the filling and place on a steamer tray.
4. Steam for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
5. Enjoy these delicious pumpkin mantou buns with a creamy, sweet filling!

3. Pumpkin Mantou with Caramelized Pecans

Ingredients:
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp yeast
– 1/2 cup warm water
– Caramelized pecans (pecans, sugar, butter)

Steps:
1. Prepare the dough following the classic pumpkin mantou recipe.
2. Roll out the dough and sprinkle caramelized pecans on top.
3. Roll up the dough and cut into slices.
4. Place the slices on a steamer tray and steam for 15-20 minutes.
5. Enjoy these tasty pumpkin mantou with a crunchy and sweet pecan topping!