Monday, March 7, 2011

'Nam Yue' Rolls | 17 comments:


I've been putting off making these 'Nam Yue' pau for quite some time but finally got down to it.  Instead of pleating the folds of the pau, this time I chose to just roll it up for a change, hence 'Nam Yue' rolls.  For those readers who do not have an idea of what 'nam yue' is, do check it out  'here'.












As you can see, I didn't make the meat too moist with more sauce as I was afraid that the gravy will ooze out from the ends, upon steaming.

Ingredients for Pau skin
  • 500 gm pau flour
  • 2.1/2  tsp dried yeast
  • 100ml lukewarm water 
  • 125 gm sugar
  • 5  tsp shortening
  • 2.1/8  tsp baking powder
  • 1/4  tsp salt
Filling
  • 370 gm pork fillet cut to 1/2 inch slice
  • 1  tsp nam yue/ preserved beancurd, smashed
  • 1  tsp each of light soya sauce and Shaoxing wine
  • 6 pips garlic, crushed
  • 2  tsp sugar
  • 1/8  tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/2  cup water
  • 1/2  tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken
Preparation
  1. Marinate the pork fillet with the smashed nam yue for a few hours.
  2. Heat up a pan and saute the crushed garlic with some oil till fragrant.
  3. Mix in the marinated meat, stir-fry and add in all the sauces and sugar.
  4. Add in the water and let it simmer till the meat is cooked.
  5. Test for taste and stir in the cornflour thickening.
  6. Let cool and keep refrigerated till ready for use.  (Best to make this overnight).
Method
  1. Mix dried yeast with lukewarm water, stir.
  2. Add in 130 gm sifted pau flour, mix well.  Roughly make into a ball of dough and set aside for 15 mins.   (A)
  3. Mix the balance 370 gm sifted pau flour with the baking powder, sguar and salt.  (B)
  4. Pour (B) into (A).
  5. Add in shortening and water sparingly, knead till dough doesn't stick to the hands.  If the dough is too dry, add in 1 tsp of water.
  6. Cover dough with a damp cloth and let dough prove till double in size for about an hour, in a warm place.
  7. Knock out dough, knead for some time.  Roll out onto a slightly floured surface.  Weigh out about 50 gm of dough.
  8. Roll out into an oblong, put in the cooked meat and roll up like a swiss roll.
  9. Place the  roll on a piece of greaseproof paper, repeat process for the others.  Cover rolls  with a damp cloth and let rise for another 15 mins.
  10. Steam rolls under rapidly boiling water for 10 - 12 mins. and be very quick when removing the cover of the steamer, taking care not to let the condensed water drip onto the rolls.
  11. Remove from steamer and serve warm.




I'm submitting this to  Muhibah Malaysian Monday.  Do check it out  'here'.

17 comments:

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  1. Wah, looks very "jeng".
    I heard the best is found in Menglembu, right?

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  2. Looks so white and puffy! I would prefer with more sauce though, maybe do the covered version to get the sauce sealed in huh?

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  3. Looks nice and soft. I love to have the sauce too!

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  4. so cool that you can make your own bao!

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  5. Cheah...this is like what Wendy said " jeng " LOL ! My Jo loves this and never fails to order this from the stall :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Shall try it out one day when she is back :)

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  6. wish i can have one for my afternoon tea now, look so yummy!

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  7. Whoa Cheah, the bun looks so white & fluffy. Like cotton soft! So pretty. I shall try making some savoury buns some day. You have just tempted me to do so. ha... Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely evening.
    Goodnight,
    Kristy

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  8. What a great idea to make a rolled shape. Looks so elegant too. I don't think I've ever eaten this style of pork before (or maybe I just didn't know what it was called) :)

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  9. Wendy
    Thanks. Not sure about Menglembu because I hardly go there.

    Jeannie
    Yes, that way the sauce won't ooze out.

    Rebecca
    Of course you can. More than welcome!

    busygran
    Yup I agree with you too but then I just thought of making something different to post on my blog.

    Penny
    You can do it too. I made the pau with the Rooster brand Vietnamese flour in Melbourne, turned out ok. No need to add in so much vinegar to the boiling water, less than half of what was stated is good enough.

    Elin
    Hey you can make good pau too, momsie!

    Sonia
    That's a nice picture, gosh so young! You too are welcome to partake the pau.

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  10. Very clever Cheah.. u did it again!

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  11. nam yue pau is very tasty and i think your pau really looks fluffy..long time never make pau already

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  12. Your boas are so professional made. Their texture is so soft...Yum!

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  13. Claire
    Thanks for sweet compliment!

    Lena
    Maybe it's high time you make for your girls, i.e. if they like pau.

    Zoe
    When I was in Melbourne I made pau with the Rooster brand Vietnamese pau flour and the result was good. Perhaps you can check it out. Caution though, don't add so much vinegar into the boiling water for steaming the pau.

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  14. the texture looks so soft, wish to have a big bite now.

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  15. Jess
    You are more than welcome to try!

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  16. Wow I want to just grab a few off the screen! They look so wonderful!

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