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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Smile Pau/Bao Improved Continuation



 As promised, i am sharing how to finish making the pau/bao.  In my next post i will share pictures of the pleated paus/bao before steaming and after steaming.


Weigh 35 gm of dough






Roll out 35 gm of dough into a 4 inch disk



Put in the center of disk 2 tsp of char siew filling




Take filled disk onto your left hand(right if you are left-handed)


Seal the filling with the edges of disk as neatly as possible.  The more even the pleating the better the smile.  Place pleated pau onto a piece of parchment paper.




Place pau to steam. 



The water in the steamer pot has to VERY VERY BOILING

 




Place steamer rack onto steamer and cover with tight-fitting lid. I am steaming 1 pau/bao at a time for demonstration purposes, in this small spaghetti pot, i was about to steam 3 pau/bao.  Do not crowd as there might not be enough steam to create a smile.

 





Set timer for 5 minutes.  My apologies, 2 seconds went by before i could focus the camera





After 5 minutes, steamed pau is smiling and ready


Come back to see my next post, i promise a very interesting post full of pictures of before and after paus/baos






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