Steamed Pork Buns (Dim Sum) HT
HD Chinese 50mins
to Derek Perraudin - a good friend and owner of
The Banana Store,
Street, London SE1
- a truly great place to eat and drink!
Makes 16 Hot
Hors d'oeuvre Appetizer Starter China
Asia Asian Guangdong Cantonese
For the Filling
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 teasp Freshly Grated Ginger
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 teasp Sesame Oil
3 teasp Cornflour (mixed with a little water)
6 Spring Onions, chopped
225g/8oz Chinese Barbecue Pork, finely
For the Dough
1-1/2 teasp Active
120ml/4fl.oz. Warm Water
50g/2oz Caster Sugar
100g/4oz Plain Flour
50g/2oz Self Raising Flour
3 teasp Melted Butter
1. In a small bowl combine the yeast, 2 tablespoons of the warm water, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon of plain flour. Mix until well blended then cover with a kitchen towel and stand in a warm place until frothy, about 15 minutes.
2. Sift remaining all-purpose and self-rising flour into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining sugar, yeast mixture, remaining warm water, and melted butter and mix to form a soft dough, using a wooden spoon.
3. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
4. Place dough in a large oiled bowl, cover and allow to stand in a warm place until risen and doubled in size, about 1 hour.
5. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or frying pan, add the ginger and garlic and
sauté for 1 minute. Add the hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the cornflour and water mixture, bring to a boil and stir until sauce thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in pork and spring onions then transfer to a bowl and allow to cool completely.
Turn the risen dough out onto a floured work surface, punch down and knead for about 5 minutes. Divide dough into 16 pieces and press out each piece to form a circle about 6cm/2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel.
8. Spoon 2 teaspoons of filling into the centre of a dough circle, gather edges together, twist to seal and cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining dough circles.
9. Arrange buns in steamer which has been lined with baking
parchment, cover and steam for 15 minutes, adding more boiling water when necessary.
10. To serve - carefully remove the buns and using scissors, snip the top of each bun twice, to resemble a star. Serve hot with soy sauce and hoisin sauce.
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