Tortoise shaped Pumpkin Mantou recipe

15 Aug


How cute are these? Making them was so much but eating them… to die for.

Mantou is referred as steamed buns. You often seen plain white steam buns. With these mantou I’ve made, I added pumpkin.


Pumpkin Mantou recipe

450g plain flour or bread flour
200g pumpking (cut into pieces and steamed till soft or cooked)
150g icing sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tbsp instant yeast
30g vegetable oil
2tbsp milk powder

130ml water

Combine ingredients into a mixer and mix well. Add in water and beat on high speed till smooth dough starts to form. Cover the dough and let it rest for 1.5 hours. Knead the dough and portion each to shape into a tortoise. (Note: You don’t need to shape to a tortoise, you can shape them into rounds.). Use red bean as the tortoise eyes. Rest the dough for another 30 minutes after shaping them.

You’ll need to steam the buns for five minutes in medium heat.

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4 Responses to Tortoise shaped Pumpkin Mantou recipe



August 20th, 2010 at 12:56 am

Hi Mdm Kwong, I read that you also reside here in Melb. And it’s really hard to find bread flour here right? Would there be much difference in using plain flour rather than bread flour?



August 28th, 2010 at 1:56 am

Hi~ i’ve tried this recipe just now and it is superb~~~ the buns came out tasting like its done by a professional~~though from the outlook it certainly looks like a newbie’s first~ Thanks~



May 21st, 2011 at 12:25 am

Hi…madam kwong.. Really love your website.. I believe that you live in melbourne, how about we can make a kind of cooking group, if we can have playgroup for kids, why dont we make playgroup but for the mother.. We can say it as a cooking group….

Just a suggestion…but it would be great if we can have one :)



October 30th, 2012 at 4:37 am

Hi Mdm Kwong. I could not find bread flour. Will there be any different in texture if i use plain flour?

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