Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hand Made Chai Pau

This is another of my hubby's contribution. Great attempt and he successfully make dozens of delicious Pau for all of us. Hand made Pau taste so great as compared to machine made ones. It taste real good and the Pau is not sticky, unlike those "machine made" Pau. The filling of the Pau is made up of fried vegetables - shredded carrots and yambean aka bangkuang fried with lots of garlic.. Wow! Worth his effort as we enjoyed it very very much! Thanks Daddy... :))

All you need :

500 gms of plain flour
100 gms of shortening
1 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs instant yeast
1 cup warm water

The Process :

  • Sieve flour into large bowl, add salt
  • Mix warm water, sugar and instant yeast together in a bowl and rest for 5 mins
  • Next pour the mixture into the flour and mix it together
  • Add in the shortening and start to knead till it becomes a non stick dough
  • Next, rest the dough for 1 hour to double the size, cover with a cloth
  • Once the dough has doubled, re-knead it for 10 minutes
  • Roll the dough into lengthwise and cut into 40gms per piece size
  • Flatten it with a rolling pin then fill it with the filling of your choice
  • Shape it and lastly steam it for 15 mins and ready to serve

Have Fun and Enjoy Trying...


  1. Looks really good. Must try.what is plain flour? Is it wheat flour? Anyway,thanks so much for all your very lovely delicious recipes.Give my regards to your family.Your whole family sure can cook. Cheers!

  2. Delicious! Its nice to hv a hubby who can cook too.You r so lucky. Thought of making some leaf buns to eat with my baked herbal chicken. Thought of getting pau flour but it seems plain flour will do here.

  3. Hi Anonymous..thanks for your compliments n hope you enjoying trying those recipes which I have shared. Yes, plain flour is wheat flour. Cheers

  4. Hi Sweet Jasmine...thanks for your compliments and happy trying it out...Pau flour has been bleached, thus we prefer the original tepung gandum..cheers!

  5. May I ask if there is any substitute for shortening? I don't like the idea of using shortening because of the smell.

  6. Hi may try using cooking oil as a substitute, which at times I noticed that is what my hubby did..happy trying