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Purple Sweet Potato Mantou Recipe By Penang Home Chef, Kelly

It’s Day 2 of MCO 2.0 and this means only one thing. More easy and simple recipes for you to try out! Today, we will be taking you on a simple journey to perfect soft, fluffy Mantou that’s curated by a fellow home chef in Penang, Kelly. Not just plain Mantou, but the purple sweet potato version of it. Yum! Let’s get started whenever you’re ready.

Make Your Own Purple Sweet Potato Mantou At Home

Purple Sweet Potato Mantou Recipe
Photo: @kellyhomechef (Instagram)

Everyone loves Mantou, they are essentially Chinese steamed buns that are best enjoyed without fillings. Of course, depending on your creativity, you can also put some unique twists to ordinary Mantou. And this was what Kelly did, she made the best of purple sweet potato’s natural colour and sweetness to make these Mantous even more delicious!

Purple Sweet Potato Mantou Recipe
Photo: @kellyhomechef
(Instagram)

You’ll Need:

For the white dough

175g all-purpose flour

3g instant yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup milk

For the purple dough

185g all-purpose flour

3g instant yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup milk

3/4 cup of mashed purple sweet potato

Directions

  1. Add the milk, yeast and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer attached with a dough hook. Stir well.
  2. Add the flour to the yeast mixture. Turn on low speed and knead the ingredients until it forms a smooth dough, about 6mins. If the dough starts to “climb up” the dough hook, stop the stand mixer and push the dough down to the bowl.
  3. Repeat the above steps(1&2), mix flour with mashed purple sweet potatoes to make a smooth dough.
  4. Transfer the dough out and cover it with plastic wrap and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Put the rested plain dough on parchment paper, roll out into thin flat dough (cover the rolled dough to prevent it from drying).
  6. Place the sweet potato dough on parchment paper, roll it out into thin flat dough.
  7. Put sweet potato dough on top of plain dough, roll out again to left and right into the thinner dough.
  8.  Remove the parchment papers, put the thin dough on the floured working table, flatten the dough at the end where rolling starts, then roll up the thin dough into a rod shape.
  9. Cut into 10 or 12 portions using a serrated knife for a nicer cut, put each on a piece of paper.
  10. Cover the dough and let rise for 60mins or until the dough balls expand in size. Make sure you leave enough space between each dough ball so they don’t stick together.
  11. Set the Panasonic cubie oven and steam for 15mins until dough expands to soft, puffy, and fluffy steamed buns. Turn off the heat and serve the steamed buns warm.
Purple Sweet Potato Mantou Recipe
Photo: @kellyhomechef (Instagram)

Try Out This Fluffy Steamed Purple Sweet Potato Mantou Recipe

And there you have it, these are the steps and ingredients needed to steam some healthy, delicious Purple Sweet Potato Mantou right at home. These buns make the perfect tea time snack or when you need a quick boost of energy. Happy trying and if you love this recipe by Kelly, check out more of her delectable recipes.

Purple Sweet Potato Mantou Recipe
Photo: @kellyhomechef
(Instagram)

This recipe is by KellyHomeChef.

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