Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Golden Mini Pao Recipe

Ingredients :

Skin :

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon

300 g

1/2 bowl

50 g

1 tablespoon

90 ml


Filling :

1 bowl



Warm water


Plain flour, sifted

Mashed orange colour

Castor sugar





Bean paste/lotus seed paste, formed into 20 small balls

Method :
  • Mix the yeast with warm water and sugar. Let it stand for 10 minutes till foamy.

  • Skin : Mix and knead all ingredients to form into a smooth and pliable dough. Cover and leave aside to prove till double its size.

  • Knead again and rest for 15 minutes.

  • Divide into 20 portions and form into balls

  • Use 1 piece of skin to wrap up 1 portion of filling to get a mini dough (pao). Leave to prove             15-30 minutes.

  • Pinch dough (pao) with a small steel/brass pincher to form some patterns on top.

  • Steam over high heat for about 5 minutes.

  • Remove and serve hot.

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