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Barbecued Pork Bun (Cha Siu Bow)

Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/3 cup 78mlWarm water
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSugar
1   Dry yeast
2 1/2 cups 156g / 5.5ozFlour
2 1/2 cups 156g / 5.5ozCake flour
4 tablespoons 60mlSugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
2 tablespoons 30mlShortening
1 1/4 cups 296mlLow fat milk
16   White paper 2 inches - square
  Filling
6 oz 170gChinese bbq pork - diced
1 tablespoon 15mlOil
2 teaspoons 10mlWater
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlThin soy sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlOyster sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlHoisin sauce
2 teaspoons 10mlCornstarch
4 teaspoons 20mlCold water - (for thickening)

Recipe Instructions

Mix together the warm water, 1/2 tsp. sugar and yeast in an 8 oz. measuring cup. Let stand until it rises to the 8 oz. level (about 20 minutes).

Sift flour, cake flour, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Add shortening, yeast mixture and mil,.

Knead mixture 5 minutes to form a dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set dough in a warm place. Allow the dough to rise for 3 hours.

Heat wok, add oil and stir-fry pork for 2 minutes.

Add 2 tablespoons water, salt, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce. Bring it to a boil.

Prepare thickening by mixing the cornstarch and 4 tablespoons cold water. Stir into the mixture and cook for 1 minute. Let cool before using.

After 3 hours, when the dough has risen, shape into rolls about 2 inches in diameter. Cut each roll into 1-1/2 inch pieces.

Shape each piece into a shallow bowl shape.

Put 1 tablespoon filling in the center, close and twist dough to form a bun. Put the bun on a 2 inch square of white paper. (This prevents the bun from becoming soggy while steaming.)

Place 8 buns in a pie pan and allow them to set and rest for 15 minutes in a warm place.

Steam for 25 minutes.

Source:
Chopstick, Cleaver and Wok

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