Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Crispy BBQ Siu Bao

I love Saturday...a day to relax and enjoy my bakes.  I dug out the stack of To-Do lists from my file and I picked this yummilicious ' siu bao' to bake . I woke up early to put the marinated meat in the oven to roast while I went about doing my house chores. The usual stuff, put the clothes out to dry etc etc. Mmmm the meat while roasting does brings out the hunger pang in me.  I made myself a cup of oats drink after all the house chores are done and this baker must be fed before she.start work :)

I get very excited each time I make something new and this is the first time I tried my hands at making Crispy Bbq Siu Bao. I am very intrigued by the layers and layers of flaky pastry skin of the bun....and as usual I can't wait to see the end result , whether it will go straight into the Piggies' stomachs in seconds or it will go to my two , four legged pets - Bear and Chaco...lucky creatures! ^ *

1.Wrapped Dough 1 with Dough 2
2. Roll it flat into rectangular shape
3. Roll it from the short end into a swiss roll
Repeat 2 times steps 2 & 3

4. Flatten and roll into a disc

5. Put filling in center , wrap and pleat into a bao shape
(pls don't look closely at my pleats ) it sucks :)))

6. Place on greaseproof paper and brush the baos with
egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds as garnish and bake
at 190 ̊ C for 20 -25 mins until golden brown

I heart these tiny little mouth watering siu baos for their
light , crispy and flaky layers ..mmmm delicious

I made the pastry skin a little too time I will
try making them a bit thicker , other than that
the pau was absolutely delicious...

Crispy BBQ  Siu Bao


Dough 1 (Oil Dough )
240 gm superfine flour
120 gm shortening

Dough 2 ( Water Dough )

240 gm all purpose flour - sifted
60 gm icing sugar
60 shortening
120 ml water

Prepare the dough 1 and 2 separately.

Mix all the ingredients of Dough 1 together and knead till you get a soft dough. Leave it aside for 30 mins.

Mix all the ingredients of Dough 2 together and knead till you get a soft dough. Leave it aside for 30 mins.

Dough 1 and 2 - Divide into 24 equal pieces . Wrap dough 1 with dough 2.

The rest of the steps pls refer to my pics above.

Bbq pork Filling

Ingredients for the BBQ meat

500 gm strips of pork ( ask butcher for the part for making bbq meat)
3 tbsp of Hoisin sauce ( for marinating the strips of pork)

Ingredients for the cooking BBQ meat filling

1 tsp thick sauce
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 big onion- diced
1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp of sugar * add more if you want it sweeter
1/2 tsp sesame oil
dash white pepper

150 mls water
1.5 tbsp corn flour
salt to taste
( mix together )

Marinate the meat for at least 4 hours before roasting it in oven at 200 ̊ C. Bake for 1/2 hr to 3/4 hour till cooked.
Diced the bbq meat.

Heat olive oil in a pan. Saute the onions for 1-2 mins. Add in diced bbq meat and the rest of the ingredients except the thickening and stir fry for 1 - 2 mins. Add in the thickening and simmer till the gravy has thickened. Dish up and cool it and divide the filling into 24 portions. Set aside for use later.

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