i had wanted to share this step-by-step procedure from the beginning to end with a finished smiling pau/bao but blogger did not cooperate. I loaded all the pictures and was about to select them, boom, it took me somewhere and i lost all the pictures loaded. I am not going to load them again, cos blogger does not allow mutiple loading and i had to load, one at a time. I hope someone can help me load multiple like how it used to be. Anyway, so i decided to post this procedure by sections, starting from the starter. I started the starter on March 7th, 2012 when i made the first batch of smile pau/bao. I will keep a little or rather what was not needed and added 2 cups of pau flour and enough of water to make into a soft dough. I have found that i could make the pau/bao smile although the starter did not foam and smell sour.
This is how it looks like, spider web like, gluten strands developed.