IMG_6782i was captivated by this pastry because of it’s history… in fact, this is a famous wedding pastry in china. once upon a long long time during the Three Kingdoms Period, Liu Bei had a romance at Mannose Temple whilst he was crossing Dong River and a wedding ceremony was then set up at that temple. The monks then prepared a pastry for the newly wed and named it the mannose pastry… and this, was then passed on to future dynasties and generations… (*⌒▽⌒*)θ~♪


adapted recipe

Ingredients (makes 23)


338g plain flour
38g bread flour
38g milk powder
263g butter
75g granulated sugar
75g superfine sugar
1 egg

面粉 338克
面包粉 38克
奶粉 38克
黄油 263克
砂糖 75克
绵白糖 75克
鸡蛋 1颗



115g granulated sugar
19g custard flour
30g plain flour
30g wheat starch
150g milk
94g coconut milk
75g desiccated coconut
57g butter
1 boiled salted duck egg yolk, chopped, to be added last
2 boiled egg yolks, chopped, to be added last
19g peanuts, fried till fragrant, grinded, to be added last
11g white sesame, fried fragrant, to be added last

砂糖 115克
吉士粉 19克
面粉 30克
澄面粉 30克
鲜奶 150克
椰奶 94克
糖椰丝 75克
黄油 57克


IMG_6784– prepare filling by combining flour with sugar. pour in milk and coconut milk, then add desiccated coconut and butter. mix well. transfer to a pan and steam over high heat for 5 mins. remove from heat and stir. put it back to steam for 5 mins, then remove from heat again and stir. steam for 10 mins. remove from heat and allow to cool. add in other ingredients, stir well, then set aside

– prepare wrappers by blending butter, sugar and superfine sugar well. add in egg, incorporate well before adding in sifted flour. knead till you get a fine dough

– divide dough into 23g pieces and wrap 23g filling into each dough. shape into balls, and place dough seam side down on baking tray. brush top with beaten egg

– preheat oven until top heat reaches 200 degrees C and bottom heat is 100 degrees C. bake for 5 mins. remove from oven and brush top with beaten egg again. lower top heat to 150-180 degrees C. bake for about 10 mins until golden brown

 Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

IMG_6783– i used coconut milk and fresh grated coconut for the filling

– i used organic butter to replace butter in the dough

– i made 27 pastry balls and still had a bit of dough left


IMG_6787niceee……. really nice…

Pollution index: 164 (unhealthy)

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