vineri, 10 iulie 2009

Steamed Pork Buns

This one comes from the WOK BIBLE too.
These deliciously light stuffed buns are a popular street snack sold throughout China. The soft texture of the bun contrasts wonderfully with the spiced meat filling inside. They make an unusual alternative to rice and, once cooked, can be reheated in the steamer.
2 tbsp golden caster (superfine) sugar
2 tsp dried yeast
3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tsp baking powder
For the filling:
250g pork sausages
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1. To make the dough pour 250 ml warm water into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Stir in the yeast, cover and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes.
2. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the sugar and yeast mixture to it with the sunflower oil. Stir the mixture together using your fingers and turn out on to lightly floured surface.
3. Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a dish towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 3-4 hours.
4.When risen, place the dough on a lightly floured surface, punch down and shape into a large circle. Sprinkle the baking powder in the centre, bring all the edges towards the centre and knead for 6-8 minutes. Divide the dough into 12 balls, cover with a clean, damp dish towel and set aside.
5. Squeeze the sausage meat from the casings into a large bowl and stir in the oyster sauce, sweet chilli sauce, rice wine, hoisin sauce and sesame oil. Mix thoroughly, using fingers to combine.
6. Press each dough ball to form a round, 12 cm in diameter. Place a large spoonful of the pork mixture in the centre of each round and bring the edges up to the centre, press together to seal and form a bun shape.
7. Arrange the buns on several layers of a large (bamboo) steamer, cover and steam over a wok of simmering water for 20-25 minutes or until they are puffed up and the pork is cooked through.
Serve immediately.
Variation: you can replace the sausage meat with cooked, peeled prawns. Place the same quantity of prawns in a food blender and process with the other ingredients until you have a rough paste.

16 comentarii:

Laura spunea...

Un premiu frumos la mine pe blog pentru tine. :))


Draga Laura,
multumesc din inima!
Premiul este foarte frumos, intr-adevar.

Tan.wiratchada spunea...

This Steamed Pork Buns look so nice and delicious..I would like to try some...Yummm..;)

KennyT spunea...

Cute buns!

Angie's Recipes spunea...

One of the buns I always like to eat with a bowl of hot Peking soup...the texture of this pork filling couldn't be better!

Angie's Recipes

Maria spunea...

Delicious buns! I have an award for you in my blog :)


@ Tan.wiratchada

It is delicious indeed!
I'm gonna do this again very soon now!

@ KennyT

Cuter than me?!

@ Angie's Recipes

I couldn't agree more!
Plus, the filling ingredients add wonderful flavor to a delicious meat.

@ Maria

thank you very much for the beautiful award...

много ти благодаря!

Mochachocolata Rita spunea...

can't wait to try these...they look absolutely delicious!

Jacktels Kochbuch spunea...


Cha Siu Bao ästia sint un fel de Dim Sun, sau ??
in orice caz foarte originäll si delicios.fein, fein



@ Mochachocolata Rita

They definitely are delicious,
you gonna love them!

@ Jacktels Kochbuch

Cha siu baau are Cantonese barbecue pork buns (baozi). The buns are filled with barbecue-flavoured cha siu pork. They are served as a type of dim sum during yum cha and are sometimes sold in Chinese bakeries.


簡單 spunea...


because I don't knows english

but your blogger very good


lucky for you



your English is fine with me!

Thank you very much for your appreciation!

maya spunea...

Bamboo steamer nu am,dar o sa încerc si eu în steamerul meu.Am mai facut ceva de genul asta,dar fiert în apa.Pe abur mi se pare mai interesant.



nici eu nu am avut bamboo steamer.
M-am descurcat cu ce am avut,
era prea atragatoare reteta ca nu incerc.
Oricum, au iesit foarte bune.

Ann spunea...

My mum used to make these buns, the steaming makes them different from European buns. We call them PAOs.



I think steam cooking is beneficial and fun
and these PAOs are really tasty!