Recipes-Side Dishes

Steamed Pork Buns

Ingredients :

1 c. warm water ( 100 F )

2 tsp. active dry yeast

2 tsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. sugar

3 c. all purpose flour

1. Mix the warm water with yeast , oil and sugar . Let it sit for about 5 minutes .

2. Add the flour , mix it with wooden spoon and then knead about 5 minutes until it becomes elastic .

3. Let it sit in a warm place until it doubles in bulk , about 1 hour .Once it’s double in bulk , knead it again to let the air bubbles out . Let it sit again for 30 minutes . Make sure you cover the bowl . Let’s prepare the filling while waiting .

Ingredients :

1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots , chopped

2 small zucchinis , chopped

1 package of white button mushrooms

salt and pepper

1 lb of ground pork

1 tsp. soy sauce

2-3 cloves of garlic , minced

1 tsp. sesame oil

1. If you have food processor , i would recommend to use the food processor to make it quicker to chop the vegetables . Once it’s all chopped , put it on a large bowl , sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt , mix it by hand , let it sit for 10-15 minutes . Once it’s done , throw away the excess water from the vegetables , you can use cheese cloth if you have one .

2. For the pork , mix the ground pork with minced garlic, soy sauce , salt pepper and sesame oil , mix well . Set aside .

3. In a skillet , heat up 2 tbsp. olive oil , saute the vegetables until it’s soft , about 5 minutes . Then remove them into a large bowl . In the same skillet , heat up 2 tbsp. olive oil , brown the ground pork until it’s done . Mix the pork into the large bowl with the rest of chopped vegetables .

By now , your dough should be ready to be shaped into steamed buns

1. Divide the dough into 2 big balls , work on the first ball . cover the other ball with a cloth / plastic wrap , to prevent drying .

2. Divide the dough into 8 small balls . Roll them out using rolling pin , into a flat disk , about the size of your palm . Add 2 tbsp. of the fillings , wrap up the buns by lifting the edges to make the buns look like a small purse .

3. Do the same with the rest of the dough , let it sit in the steamer for 20 minutes with lid on . The dough should puff up again and you can steam them after they puffing up the 3rd time .

Note : Use cupcake paper to line the buns , so it won’t stick to the steamer .

Recipe courtesy of Maangchi

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