Steamed Chocolate Swirl Buns

When I saw HBS's post on fluffy and soft buns (mantous), I was sold! My children have been requesting me to buy mantous from the supermarket. So her post was just in time for me to make for my children. My steamed buns were not as pretty as hers, however, nobody is complaining about the look!
True to her comments on the buns, it was really very fluffy and soft. Even when it had cooled, you can still feel the fluffiness of the buns. The chocolate taste was mild. The buns were not very sweet. I think my children will prefer it to be sweeter, and so do I! As the buns were very light, I can have at least three at a go!
Do give this bun a try, it's well worth it! I'll be making some again next week! Maybe I'll make more and store in the freezer, so that when my domestic helper goes back for her home leave, I can just take it out from the freezer and steam!

You may refer to the recipe at HBS's blog.
I'm submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #7 - Chocolate Delight (May 2011).


Lina said...
May 22, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Oh yumm. this indeed looks soft and fluffy! i have always thought that mantous are subtly sweet. i eat them with nutella most of the time. LOL

Anncoo said...
May 22, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I also bookmarked this lovely mantou. Looks so soft, wish I can have one mantou now ;))

Jean said...
May 23, 2011 at 12:09 AM

the swirls look so pretty! the buns look soft and yummy as well :)

passionbaker said...
May 23, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Yes, I think mantous are rather sweet too! I like to eat them on their own when they are sweet. Otherwise, I like them deep fried (the unhealthy way)!

passionbaker said...
May 23, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Ah Ann, finally I tried a recipe before you do! :p You'll really have to try this, it's truly fluffy you can't get enough!

passionbaker said...
May 23, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Thanks Jean!

Reesethon said...
May 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I have yet try this recipe after reading from HBS. I think I only have the time next week...;p
Yours look lovely too..:D

passionbaker said...
May 23, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Thanks Reese! You've got to try this next week. You'll be addicted. Heehee...

Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips said...
December 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I've never heard of mantous! Looks so delicious and fluffy. Cool!

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