Posted by MamaFaMi
Source 1 : Noreen
Source 2 : Rahel
1/2 cup lukewarm water (I added more. I used slightly less than 3/4 cup water)
a few drops of apple green food coloring
1/2 teaspoon pandan essence
50g (4 tablespoons) castor sugar
3g (1 teaspoon) instant dried yeast - (I used Saf Instant)
2g (1/2 teaspoon) baking powder
20g (1 tablespoon) vegetable shortening - (I used Planta Margarine)
Filling of your choice - I used the ready made red bean paste
Method (Bread maker) :
1. Pour water into the breadmaker pan. Add sugar, green coloring, pandan essence and sprinkle the yeast on top.
2. Add in the sifted flour and baking powder into the pan.
3. Set the bread maker to just the kneading dough setting. When the dough is just combined, add in the margarine. Leave the breadmaker to knead the dough till soft and shiny.
4. Remove the dough from the bread maker pan, onto a clean working area. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
5. Divide the dough to 10 small balls, roughly weighing 45g each. Make into round small balls.
6. Flatten the first rounded balls and place the filling in the middle. Place the filled dough on a grease proof paper or better still, on a small piece of banana leaf. Arrange it on the steamer. Repeat this process till finish.
7. Let the dough rise till double the size.
8. Prepare your steamer and make sure the water is really boiling hot. Steam for 9 to 10 minutes and remove from heat. Open the lid after about 1 or 2 minutes later. Enjoy.
I am actually confused. When reading Rahel's tips, she said to steam in a really hot steamer. When I read another website for any tips and tricks to produce smooth pau, they said NOT to steam in a hot steamer. Totally the opposite. So I just followed what was stated in the recipe that I used.
Moral of this revealation : Do not ask me how to produce a smooth looking pau okay, because I am confused myself! Hahahahaa....
Have a nice day!