Steamed Bun with Curry Potatoes

(A)  Ingredients :
  • 400g Hongkong flour (pau flour)
  • 200g water (I added more)
  • 70g sugar
  • a pinch Salt
  • 10g double action baking powder
  • 7g instant dried
  • 30 g shortening
(B) For Filling
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of curry powder
  • 2 potatoes (250g), chopped into cubes
  • 150g of chicken breast, cut into pieces
  • 1 stick of curry leaf
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp of chicken granules
  • 1/4 cup (2oz) warm water
1.Dissolve yeast in the water; stir in the sugar and put aside for awhile till bubbles.
2.Add in 400g of HK flour, salt, BP and shortening to make a soft sponge.
3.Set aside in a warm place to double in bulk, about 45 mints – 1 hour.
4.Place the dough on a greased work surface; knead in the remaining margarine to make smooth dough.
5.Cut the dough into 15 equal-sized pieces; form each piece into a ball.
6.Flatten it on your palm and add-in filler then close (I used base plate).
7. Steam the bun for 20 - 45 mins.

(B) Directions: For the chicken filling:

1) Heat oil in fryer.
2) Add chopped onion, curry powder, curry leaf, pinch of salt and chilli into the fryer. Fried for about 1 min.
3) Add chicken breast and cook for 3 mins.
4) Pour in warm water and chicken granules and cook till chicken/potatoes tender & soft.
5) Let chicken filling cool down for 30 mins before stuffing into pau dough.

*Important: In order to ensure that the dough rises while baking, it has to be prepared without interruption.