How to Make Savory Turnip Pau

Homemade savory turnip pau (steamed buns) are a delicious Asian treat and it's easy to make. The savory turnip fillings can be made ahead of time, refrigerate and used when needed to make the buns.

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How to Make Savory Turnip Pau Recipe
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1
Prepare ingredients to make the skin of the pau or steamed buns.

Prepare ingredients to make the skin of the pau or steamed buns.

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Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Using the hook attachment, mix all the dry ingredients together.

Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Using the hook attachment, mix all the dry ingredients together.

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Add water just enough to get a soft dough.

Add water just enough to get a soft dough.

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Knead on medium speed about 5 minutes, just to mix the water and flour together.

Knead on medium speed about 5 minutes, just to mix the water and flour together.

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Then add in the white shortening.

Then add in the white shortening.

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Continue kneading on medium speed for another 8 to10 minutes, until the dough is soft, smooth, elastic and does not stick to the sides of the mixing bowl or to your fingers.

Continue kneading on medium speed for another 8 to10 minutes, until the dough is soft, smooth, elastic and does not stick to the sides of the mixing bowl or to your fingers.

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Remove dough from mixing bowl onto a floured surface and briefly knead again till all is evenly distributed. And you have the basic dough for making pau (buns).

Remove dough from mixing bowl onto a floured surface and briefly knead again till all is evenly distributed. And you have the basic dough for making pau (buns).

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Divide the smooth dough in half. Roll into long cylindrical shapes.

Divide the smooth dough in half. Roll into long cylindrical shapes.

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Cut the dough into 50g each.

Cut the dough into 50g each.

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Continue to weigh the rest of the dough into 50g each and shape into balls.

Continue to weigh the rest of the dough into 50g each and shape into balls.

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Roll each ball into a flat circle with a small rolling pin.

Roll each ball into a flat circle with a small rolling pin.

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Do the same for the rest of the round balls.

Do the same for the rest of the round balls.

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Have ready the savory turnip fillings prepared earlier.

Have ready the savory turnip fillings prepared earlier.

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Spoon in filling into each flattened dough.

Spoon in filling into each flattened dough.

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Gather the edges of the flat dough together.

Gather the edges of the flat dough together.

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Shape it into pleated pau (bun).

Shape it into pleated pau (bun).

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And we're done! Place the pleated pau onto cut parchment or greaseproof paper. If you do not want to cut parchment paper, you can use flattened white cupcake liners instead.

And we're done! Place the pleated pau onto cut parchment or greaseproof paper. If you do not want to cut parchment paper, you can use flattened white cupcake liners instead.

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Place the pleated pau (buns) onto steaming tray or plate (with holes to allow steam to pass).

Place the pleated pau (buns) onto steaming tray or plate (with holes to allow steam to pass).

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Leave to proof until double in size, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Leave to proof until double in size, about 20 to 30 minutes.

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Place the buns on steaming tray into the wok.

Place the buns on steaming tray into the wok.

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Cover and steam over high heat for 15 minutes.

Cover and steam over high heat for 15 minutes.

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Off the heat and leave the buns for about 3 minutes before uncovering to cool on rack. This is to prevent wrinkle or rough skin.

Off the heat and leave the buns for about 3 minutes before uncovering to cool on rack. This is to prevent wrinkle or rough skin.

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Transfer steamed buns onto rack to cool a while before serving.

Transfer steamed buns onto rack to cool a while before serving.

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Serve the steamed buns warm in dim sum baskets, if available.

Serve the steamed buns warm in dim sum baskets, if available.

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This soft and fluffy yet a little chewy savory turnip pau looks real gorgeous and taste so delicious.

This soft and fluffy yet a little chewy savory turnip pau looks real gorgeous and taste so delicious.

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Can't wait to take a bite! So ... Enjoy!                                          Like us on Facebook and get instant updates on our latest recipes http://www.facebook.com/huangskitchen

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Ingredients

500 Grams Pau flour 
130 Grams sugar 
250 Grams water 
1 Tablespoon instant yeast 
1 Teaspoon baking powder 
1 Tablespoon shortening 
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