Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Siopao (Char Siu Pao) Steamed Bbq Pork Buns

Ingredients for the dough: 

1 1/2 cup luke warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp dry yeast
4 1/2-5 cup plain flour
6 tbsp oil 1
1/2 tsp salt

Put 1/2 cup of warm water in a mixing bowl and add the 2 tbsp of sugar and the yeast. Stir, then leave for 10 to 15 minutes until frothy.
In a mixing bowl add flour and the rest of the ingredients and knead it well to form a soft dough. In an oiled mixing bowl, keep the dough covered with a cling film to rise in a warm place till it doubles in size (approx 1 hour). Punch the dough divide it into 24 pcs. Flatten each piece with fingers into circular disc. Add 1 tbsp of filling in the middle pulling the edges in the center.
Lay each of them in a cupcake case and leave it to rest again until it doubles in size (45 minutes). Leave it to rise properly as the buns will come out very soft.
Steam on high heat for 20 minutes.

For the BBQ Pork Filling :
3 cup of finely chopped pork roast (You can use leftover pork roast)
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 tbsp oil 1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp star anise powder
5 Tbsp Hickory barbecue sauce
 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp water

In a pan add 2 tbsp oil and heat it, now add the onion saute it for a minute. Add the chopped pork. Add black pepper powder and the star anise powder. Add the sesame oil, oyster sauce, Barbecue sauce, Stir and let it simmer on slow flame for 3-4 minutes. Mix the corn flour with the water and add to the mixture, stir well to coat it with the mixture. Leave the mixture aside in a bowl to cool.
Use the cooled mixture to fill the buns. You can also substitute pork with chicken roast. For vegetarians you can substitute it with Tofu or Paneer

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