Char Siu Bao

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Title: Char Siu Bao
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Chinese, Pork


3/4 lb Pork loin, boneless
Hoisin sauce
1 ts Cornstarch
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Soy sauce
1 ds White pepper
2 tb Oyster sauce
1/4 c Chicken broth
2 Scallions

1 c Milk; scalded
1/4 c Sugar; (I add a little more)
1 tb Shortening
1/4 ts Salt
1 pk Yeast, dry
2 tb ;Water, warm
1 Egg white (opt)
3 c Flour

Filling: Cube meat and stir fry in some oil with minced onion. (mush- rooms
and bamboo shoots can also be added) Cook meat until no longer pink.

Add chicken broth to pan. Heat to boiling, then cook covered for Stir
oyster sauce and cornstarch into 1 tablespoon water, add to pan. Cook some
more until thickened.

Dough: Do the usual stuff about scalding milk, then stirring in sugar,
shortning, and salt; cooling the milk mixture; proofing the yeast; etc.
Stir the yeast and egg white into milk mixture, then pour over 3 cups flour
in bowl and stir until smooth. Add more flour until dough is easy to

Knead, let rise, and punch down. Divide dough into 20 pieces, roll each
piece into 3 inch circle. Put 1 tablespoon of filling in center, then
twist to seal. Place on 3 inch square of waxed paper. Repeat 19 times.

Cover & let rise 20 minutes, then steam. I use a metal strainer in a pot
with a little water and a cheesecloth tied over the pot lid (to prevent
condensation). Cover and steam for 12 minutes, then enjoy!

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