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1 hr 30 mins
Mantou are filling Chinese buns, served for breakfast, or as part of a meal. Sweet potato mantou have more flavor and nutrition than plain mantou. They are colorful, and are easily formed into attractive shapes. This recipe should also work well with carrots or squash.
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- 1Peel and cook sweet potato.
- 2Puree cooked sweet potato in blender with water or milk and sugar.
- 3Pour sweet potato liquid into a bowl, sprinkle with yeast, and allow to dissolve.
- 4Sift dry ingredients together.
- 5Stir flour mixture into yeast mixture. Knead in 1 additional cup of flour as needed.
- 6Melt butter or lard and knead into dough.
- 7Let rise until double (60-90 min).
- 8Roll dough into flat rectangle; starting from front edge, roll dough into log. Cut log into 16 equal segments. (See photos and instructions for more attractive ways to shape the buns here: http://wendyinkk.blogspot.sg/2009/08/steamed-sweet-potato-mantou.html and here: http://wendyinkk.blogspot.sg/2011/08/purple-sweet-potato-rose-mantou.html).
- 9Place buns in steamer basket, on cheesecloth, about 1 inch apart.
- 10Steam vigorously for 15-20 minutes.
- 11(The buns can be cooked in the steamer basket of your rice cooker while the rice is cooking. They don't all fit at one time, so I freeze the the rest of the shaped, raw, buns on a flat baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag. I can pull them out a few at time to thaw and steam as needed.).
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Nutritional Facts for Sweet Potato Mantou (Chinese Steamed Buns)
Serving Size: 1 (885 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 124.7
- Calories from Fat 30
- Total Fat 3.4 g
- Saturated Fat 1.2 g
- Cholesterol 3.0 mg
- Sodium 104.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 6.8 g
- Protein 2.1 g