Monday, December 10, 2018


Another easy to make and pliable pau skin dough recipe.  The dough is soft, smooth and pliable that is easy to pleat.  After steaming the pau skin is soft and fluffy.  The filling is smooth and not too sweet.  Lovely and nice home made paus.  Great, I could send some to my mum for her breakfast or afternoon snack.  She must be very happy.
I have made the paus in 2 different shapes, just for fun, hehehe!  No worries, just do what you like according to you own creativity.
[makes 10 paus]
250 gm pau flour
1 tbsp chia seeds
40 gm icing sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp double action baking powder
1/4 tsp white vinegar
150 ml water
20 gm shortening
Ingredients For Filling
200 gm pumpkin puree
50 gm sugar
1 tbsp butter
  1. For Filling - steam cut pumpkin until soft, then mashed.  Mix mashed pumpkin and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Sieve through a wire mash to get a smooth paste.  Stir paste in a non stick pan together with butter until the paste is thick and leaves the pan clean.  Cool and store in a container.  Chill in fridge  until required.
  2. For Skin - combine flour, baking powder, chia seeds, sugar, yeast and vinegar in a mixing bowl.  Gradually add in water to mix into a rough dough [may not need to use all the water]. 
  3. Add in shortening, continue to knead until dough is soft and smooth.  Shape into a round ball, leave in bowl, cover to rest for 20 minutes or double in size.
  4. Punch down, roll into a ball, then divide into 8, 10 or 12 equal portions according to own preference.  Shape each portion into a ball.
  5. Flatten each ball and wrap enough filling, seal the edges well into a pleated or round pau.  Place on a piece of parchment paper in a steaming tray [I used my electric steamer].  Finish making the rest.
  6. Cover and leave to proof for 20-30 minutes or until double in size.
  7. Steaming over high heat for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Off heat, remove to cool on wire rack before storing or serve immediately.


Lilian said...

I noticed there is no salt in the recipe.

Kimmy said...

Hi Lilian, no salt added because I used salted butter. Normally, I will add a pinch of salt for sweet paste when there is coconut milk/powder for added flavour like for yam paste.

Anonymous said...

May I know, you use mixer to knead or hand. thanks

Kimmy said...

Hi Anonymous, I used an electric mixer. You can hand knead if you can because this is a small portion.