By Peace | December 10, 2011
Bought a packet of Premium Quality Pau Flour to make Bao （包）. What shall we put for the filling in the Bao? I had decided to put turnip since I like vegetable Bao and it is so hard to buy from outside.
To make the filling, I bought a medium size turnip. Peel the skin and shred using the shredder. Next, I cooked it with garlic and dried shrimps (Hei bee). Add oyster sauce and a little salt.
After shredding the turnip, I cooked it and left it to cool down.
Meanwhile, Clara was in charge of the flour part. She opened up the packaging and below is a photograph showing the contents inside the packaging.
Directions were stated on the packaging on how to make the Bao using the ingredients provided. Adding all the contents, kneading the flour, the result is a elastic ball:
The next step is to make the Bao. According to instruction, we are supposed to divide the dough into 20 parts, but we divided it into 18 parts. Later, some mistakes occurred and we need the cover the dough, and in the end it was about 16 parts. Using the divided dough parts, we pressed the dough into a circle (flattened) and put the turnip filling at the centre of the flattened dough. Next, we folded up the dough, making it into the shape of a Bao.
After all the Bao were being made, they were put in the steamer. After the Bao were steamed for a few minutes (5-10 minutes), they were taken out of the steamer and be ready to be served.
We made about 15 Bao (15 个包子) of various sizes — some big and some small. Though it might not look nice, the Bao is very soft and even without filling, the bun taste very nice. Indeed Premium Quality Pau Flour.