Saturday, December 1, 2012

Homemade Roast Pork Bun 叉燒寶 Char Siu Bao

Roast pork bun is one of the popular snack sold everywhere at Chinatown bakery or Dim Sum place.For us who don't live near or around Chinatown or in Chinese community ,we don't have the luxury to eat this gem whenever we want.When I'm craving for this snack the only solution is to make this gem myself!! I even make the Roast Pork myself.. Of course, it's doesn't taste as good as the one the sold in Chinatown but beggar can't be choosy,right?


500 gm bread flour or high protein flour
95 gm sugar
1 tsp salt
14 gm instant yeast
50 gm butter
45 gm shortening
2 tbsp condensed milk
1 large egg
230 gm water

500 gm diced roasted pork belly or roast pork butt
1 cup green peas,thawed
1 large onion,peeled and diced
2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp caramel sauce ( thick soy sauce)
1 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp corn flour +3-4 tbsp cold water ,dissolve well
3 tbsp water

1 large egg,beaten +2 tbsp milk or water
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Method for Filling:
1:Heat wok with 2 tbsp oil at medium heat,add in onion,fry until fragrant. Add in diced roast pork,green peas and all the seasoning in the wok,stir well for 2-3 minutes.Check the seasoning.
2:Pour in corn flour solution to thicken the sauce,mix well.Dish out and leave it to cool before use.

Method for Dough:
1:Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl except water,use low speed to whisk.Slowly pour in water in the mixer,beat for 1 minute.*if you don't have mixer use hand to knead the dough until elastic*
2:Change mixer speed to medium speed for approximately 7-8 minutes.
3:Remove dough from mixer and leave in on the kitchen counter.Cover with big bowl or wet towel and rest for 20 minutes.
4:Stretched the dough and fold over.Cover again and rest for 15 minutes.Stretched the dough again and rest for 5 minutes.
5:Divide the dough to 50 gm per portion in ball shape.

6:*sprinkle the counter top with flour*  Flatten the dough by your palm on the counter top and use a rolling pin to roll it out flat in round shape.
7:Scoop 2 tbsp filling on the center of the flatten dough before wrap or pleat all the edges together.Place the bun on a 2 x 2 inch wax paper before place on lined baking sheet.Repeat the same procedure until all the filling or dough used up.
8:Brush with egg wash ,then sprinkle with sesame seeds.Baked at pre-heat oven at 370 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.Remove from oven and serve warm.


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