Monday, March 9, 2009

Char Siu BBQ Pork Baked Bun

Preheat oven to 350F

1 packet active dry yeast
1/3 C sugar
1/2 C warm water
2 C all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
3 T lard
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 T oil

Dissolve yeast in water and sugar.
Let sit for 30 min- 1 hr. until bubbly.

Mix together flour, 1/2 beaten egg, lard, salt, oil and yeast.
Knead by hand for 10-15 min.

Set in a bowl and let rise for 2+ hrs until doubled in size.

5 T beef stock
1 T Hoisin sauce
2 1/2 tsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp corn starch
2 tsp ketchup
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
dash ground white pepper
1 T oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 C barbecued pork, chopped
2 tsp Sake
1 tsp sesame oil

Mix together stock, hoisin, sugar, cornstarch, ketchup, white pepper and soy sauce.
Heat oil on high heat until smoking. Add onion, lower heat to medium and saute for 2 min. until golden. Chop bbq pork.

Add pork and sake and heat for 1 min.
Add stock mixture and heat for 1-2 min. until reduced.

Take off heat and stir in sesame oil. Set aside and cool.

Turn out dough onto surface, dust 2 tsp baking powder 
and knead for 3 min.

Roll into a 12 in log and cut into 12 pieces.

Cup hand, and roll pieces into taught balls against counter.

Roll out dough into discs and fill with a heaping spoonful of filling.
Pinch dough together and place seamed side down.

Set on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Let rise for 1 hour in warm place.

Brush with egg wash (1 egg, 1 tsp sugar, 1 T water)

The dough was pretty dense, but the flavor was good. I think I will continue to be on the lookout for another dough recipe - something soft and fluffier.

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