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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chicken Sweet Potato Curry Steamed Paus

A soft, fluffy pau with savoury and a little spicy filling for a change from the usual sweet varieties.  Refrigerate paus in airtight container if not eating soon.

Ingredients
[makes 16 pieces]
350 gm pau flour or plain flour sifted together with 1 tsp double action baking powder
Mix together - 200 ml lukewarm water, 40 gm caster sugar and 1/4 tsp vinegar
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp shortening
Filling - Chicken, Sweet Potato Curry Filling [recipe here]
Using a Dough Mixer or Hand Knead
  1. Combine all the ingredients [except shortening] in a mixing bowl.  Knead until soft [about 5-10 minutes].  Then add in the shortening, continue to knead until soft, smooth and elastic.
  2. Shape into a ball and cover to rest for about 20-30 minutes or until double in size.
  3. Punch down dough and remove dough to a floured surface, shape into a round ball.  Divide into 16 equal portions. Shape each into a ball, then roll into flat circle.
  4. Wrap a tablespoon of filling with each flatten dough.  Gather the edges into round or pleated shape paus.
  5. Place shaped paus on parchment or greased proof  paper in the steaming tray.
  6. Leave to prove for 15 - 20 minutes or until double in size.
  7. Steam over high heat for 12 minutes in bamboo or electric steamer.  Off heat and leave paus for a further 3 minutes before uncovering to cool on rack. This is to prevent wrinkle, rough looking pau skin.


4 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Hi Kimmy, with the CNY over (at least for me) it's back to work and catching up on workload. So far I haven't tried pau with curry filling. I am sure it is delicious to combine curry with the soft pau. Yummy!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Wow Kimmy! So many posts in one day! Really admire your energy level!

kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, yes it is. After CNY, I have to start finalising my company accounts for tax submission soon. Hope I still can find the time to blog hop.

kimmy said...

Hi Chef, these were made in between my cookies baking time. My PC was down with virus. When I had a borrowed PC I quickly posted these.

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