Mary's Char Siu Bao

Course : Chinese
Source:
Serves: 18
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Ingredients:

---char siu filling---
3/4 pound char siu
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon chung choi -- finely chopped *
4 tablespoons green onion -- chopped
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste
---buns
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
3 1/2 cups flour
 

Preparation / Directions:

FILLING *chung choi is salty, preserved turnips. It's optional. Mix the char siu filling ingredients together and let stand 5-10 minutes. BUNS Dissolve yeast in warm water; add shortening; sugar, salt and flour. Knead lightly until smooth. Dough should be stiff. Cut dough into 18 pieces. Flatten each piece in the palms of your hands and fill them with 1/18th of the pork filling. Place each one (sealed side down) on an individual wax paper square and let rise for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Steam 20 minutes. NOTE These buns may also be baked. If baking, don't place on wax paper; place directly on greased cookie sheet. Preheat oven at 350F. Brush buns with a mixture of beaten egg white and a teaspoon of water. Bake about 20 minutes or until buns are golden brow


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