Do Sha Bao Filling (Red Bean Bun Filling)

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by BrotherAdso

Mmm....sweet, smooth, warm and with just the righ depth of flavor -- there's nothing like dou sha bao. Though primarily is a filling for Chinese steamed buns, this versatile and fairly healthy sweet tooth satisfier can also be spread on toast, used as a pancake filling, or eaten like refried beans. For some reason, do sha bao are extremely popular among female college students and taxi drivers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, dissolve in sugar and shortening.
  2. Bring beans and bean liquid to a boil in a saucepan or large skillet.
  3. Add water-shortening-sugar mixture.
  4. Boil vigorously and mash for 15 minutes or until a paste begins to come together.
  5. Dissolve cornstarch in a little water and stir in to aid the formation of the paste.
  6. Refrigerate before use to improve consistency. For coarser paste, leave some beans whole. Use more shortening, less water, and/or a food processor for a smoother texture.

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