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Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns

Main Dish
6 servings
2 hours
20 min
Difficult
This asiatic recipe will for sure enchant you : steamed for a fluffy texture, it is stuffed with a delicious mix of meat and vegetables!

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6

The bun dough :

3 cups flour

0.5 oz fresh yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

2 tbsp oil

1 cup water


Stuffing :




1 zucchini

0.5 lb minced pork

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp olive oil

fresh chives

pepper

Materials

steamer

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    In a bowl, combine all the dough ingredients (be careful, the yeast shouldn't touch the salt). Knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Step 2 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Form a ball, cover and leave to swell for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Step 3 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Stuffing :
    Peel the carrots and slice them thinly. Do the same with the onion, the mushrooms and the zucchini. Add 1 Tablespoon of salt and stir it all. Leave to rest 5 minutes.
  • Step 4 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Strain the water out of the vegetables, and cook them 10 minutes in some olive oil. Take aside.
  • Step 5 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Add the crushed garlic cloves to the pork meat. Combine with soy sauce and olive oil.
  • Step 6 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Cook the meat in a hot pan until it is cooked.
  • Step 7 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Add the meat to the vegetables, add pepper and fresh chives, and stir well.
  • Step 8 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Press the swollen dough to take the air out. Then, take a little piece of dough (around 1.5 oz), and roll it out on a floured table. Form a circle 4 inches diameter.
  • Step 9 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Take this circle in your hand, and fill it with 2 Tbsp of the suffing.
  • Step 10 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Close the bun, pinching the dough to seal the top. Put them in a basket of a steamer or a steam cooker, lined with parchment paper. Leave to swell for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • Step 11 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    Steam for 20 minutes.
    Tip : put a cloth on the basket before closing with the lid so there won't be any water drops on your buns.
  • Step 12 - Bao buns, little steamed stuffed-buns
    There you are, your Bao buns are ready!

Video

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Photos

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