Sunday, November 16, 2014
Porcupine and Spaghetti Montoes || 刺蝟及義大利麵饅頭
Photo:: Nikon D80+50mm+SB-600 | Original File Format: JPEG | 11/10/2014
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Porcupine and Spaghetti Montoes (8~12 buns)
材料及作法(1 cup=1杯=250ml, 1/4 cup=60ml, 1/3 cup=80ml, 1 tbsp=1大匙=15ml, 1 tsp=1小匙=5ml, 1 lb=454g)
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (30% white whole wheat blend)
1 cup cooked sweet potatoes + 1/4 cup water, pureed in a blender
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp~4 tbsp warm water
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1+1/2 tsp active dry yeast (*Not instant yeast/bread machine yeast)
Mix all the ingredients above from B and stir until all dissolves. With the ingredients from A in the mixing bowl, gradually pour in the B mixture. Mix with chopsticks until just combined. Turn out the dough on the counter top and knead until smooth. Shape it into a ball. Place the dough into a bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap, then put the bowl in a warm oven with a pan of hot water underneath for fermentation.
Fermentation & Shaping for Porcupine Montoes
Let the dough rise until double in size. Take the dough out. Knead the dough to smooth and tight again. Shape it into a ball. Flatten it a bit and divide it into 8~12 pieces like cutting a pie. Then shape each piece into a small ball. Mist them with some water. Rest for 15-20 minutes. Then flatten a ball and press it with your fingers to a triangle. Roll it up from one side to a cone. Smooth up the top and the bottom. Use a pairs of scissors to snip & form the spikes. Line each of the buns with parchment paper and place them in a steamer.
fill the 9" sauce pan one quarter full of warm water. Heat up the water until warm to the touch. Place the steamer on the pan. Proof the buns until their volume increase about 50%, about 30 minute
Turn on to high heat to heat up the water. Turn down to medium heat after seeing steam coming out of the steamer. Steam the buns for 15~20 minutes.
All burners vary. Adjust your cooking/steaming time accordingly.