This round i'm using it for the paos and it turned out just right.
Don't they looked like "Golden eggs"??...:) The colour is so beautiful and the texture is very soft too. Here's the recipe..
Ingredients for the dough:
500g Pao flour
2 tsps Double action baking powder
11g Instant yeast
100g Mashed pumpkins
110g Caster sugar
160-170ml Water (add slowly into the mixture)
Method for the dough:
~ Mix all ingredients except water in a mixer bowl.
~ At medium speed slowly add in the water to form a smooth dough (might not need that much amount of water, all depends on the pumpkin used)
~ Divide the dough into 3 even portions, flatten each portion and roll up like a swiss roll (2 times)
~ Then cut out into small portions (about 40-50g each) -all depends how big you want the paos to be, as shown below.
~ Flatten each small dough with rolling pin and wrap in filling. Cover with damp cloth until the dough is double in size.
~ Arrange in steamer and steam over high heat for 10 minutes.
* 200-300g Roasted peanuts (grind)
* 3-4 tbsps Caster sugar ( can be reduced if too sweet)
* 2 tbsps Cooking oil
~ Mix all together, set aside.
* Some ready made red-bean paste.
When times come for testing, my daughter prefered the peanuts than the red-bean which she used to favour..;p Guess i should make all with peanuts filling next time.
Anyway it can be any filling that you desire. No matter its sweet or salty, all goes well with this pumpkin pastry.