Xiaosui's Home Cooking
包子 Bao zi
(Steamed Stuffed Bun)
Ingredients: 0.3kg of meat, 0.3kg of mixed vegetables (any will do), 1.5 cups of flour
Seasoning: 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, a little salt(to taste) , a big piece of ginger, 1 tablespoon of Soya sauce, a tablespoon potato flour, 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of yeast.
Preparation: wash the vegetables, chop the vegetables into mince, chop the ginger into mince. Mix the vegetable and ginger, then put in 2 tablespoons of oil, mix again, put salt in mix. Set to one side. Add the Soya sauce to the meat, add a tablespoon of potato flour, fold both into the meat. Then mix the vegetable and meat together.
Then using a large bowl - put the flour, baking powder and yeast in. Combine well. Add cold water to make the flour become a paste. Put to one side for 30 minutes. Kneed, and then shape into a long roll (6 cm diameter). Cut the roll into 2cm pieces. Take on in your hand and flatten the pieces to a round shape. Add a dessertspoon of the mixed vegetable and meat. Make a bun. Cut out circles of greaseproof paper and place under the bun.
Cooking: Put water into a big steamer and bring to the boil. Put the bun in a single layer. They will become bigger when cooking. Steam for 15 minutes. Take out and serve hot. Hao Chi
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