brown sugar mantouteddy bears always liven up the dining table don’t they? the tasters said this mantou is very soft.. unlike the store bought mantous!

Ingredients (makes 10 teddy bears)

one portion of brown sugar mantou dough
285g all purpose flour
3g instant dry yeast
30g brown sugar
150g water
pinch of salt
10g salad oil

30g of following original mantou dough
285g all purpose flour
3g instant dry yeast
30g caster sugar
150g water
pinch of salt
10g salad oil

melted sweet chocolate for piping expressions


brown sugar mantou– mix all ingredients together except flour in mixing bowl. Incorporate well then sift in flour
– knead dough till it is soft and shiny
– cover bowl with damp cloth and allow to proof for 30 mins. repeat same process for both doughs
– after proofing, divide brown sugar dough into 10 portions of 37g ball (head), and 20 portions of 8g dough (for ears)
– attach ears to head. Prepare 10 x 3g of original dough, flatten each dough into a disc and stick to bear’s face. Using remaining brown sugar dough, divide into 10 equal portions and attach to teddy bear’s face. This will be the nose
– cover with damp cloth, and rest for 30mins
– place 2 cups of hot water into steamer, and steam bears for 25 mins
– once cooled, pipe expressions onto bear’s face

Personal notes:

brown sugar mantou– i used cake flour in place of APF
– i made half recipe of original dough, pinched a handful and “tinted” it with extra dark cocoa powder. Eyes and nose are made of chocolate coloured original dough

brown sugar mantouthis is probably one of the better mantou recipes i ever tried…. do give it a go ⁝⁞⁝⁞ʕु•̫͡•ʔु☂⁝⁞⁝⁝


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(14) Comments

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover (August 26, 2013)

    I bet every kids also love to eat this super cute teddy bear mantou! well done.

  • kitchen flavours (August 26, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    These are the cutest mantou I\’ve seen! You did a great job with the cute teddy bears!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely mantou with CYB!

  • Ann@Anncoo Journal (August 26, 2013)

    WOW! Didn\’t know this is steamed mantou. I thought they were buns. Look so pretty!

  • Doreen (August 27, 2013)

    Hi Vic,
    These mantou are so adorable!

  • Jessie Ng (August 27, 2013)

    This must be the cutest steamed buns that I\’ve ever seen.

  • xing hui (August 29, 2013)

    I like your mantou, it is so cute, my kids will love this, thanks for your sharing.

  • veronica quah (September 2, 2014)

    sorry, i don\’t understand quite well, there are ingredients mentioned (one port portion …….. and 30g….) is it the same??

    • Victoria Bakes (September 2, 2014)

      hello Veronica,u see, the bear is made up of 2 portions, brown, and white (for the nose) ya? the recipe gave the ingredients for the brown sugar mantou. however, as the nose requires only 30g of white/original dough, its difficult to just make 30g of original dough. so the book gave the recipe for an entire original mantou dough, of which you will need only 30g. meaning, you will have some spare original dough which you can just shape into mantou and steam away..

      hope this helps

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