Siopao (Filipino Steamed Buns)

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Air Force Mama

Adapted from Pinoy Recipe

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Siopao Dough:
  2. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. In another bowl dissolve yeast in lukewarm water then add 1 cup of the lour mixture.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Cover with a cloth and let rise 1 hour.
  6. Meanwhile, dissolve the white sugar in the boiling water.
  7. Stir well then let cool to lukewarm.
  8. Pour into the yeast mixture, then add the rest of the prepared flour ixture.
  9. Stir to blend well.
  10. Grease a large bowl.
  11. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for 3 minutes-you want your dough smooth, not sticky.
  12. Place ball into bowl, turn once and cover with a damp cloth.
  13. Let rise 2 hours or until doubled.
  14. Siopao Filling:
  15. Saute the garlic and onions in a small amount of oil in a wok.
  16. Add meat and stir fry for 1 minute or until meat is no longer pink.
  17. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar.
  18. Pour in the dissolved cornstarch and stir fry quickly until meat is glazed well.
  19. Remove from heat and let cool.
  20. How to make Siopao:
  21. Punch down dough and knead on a floured board for 3 to 5 minutes.
  22. Divide dough and roll each half into a 12" x 2" log.
  23. Cut each into 12 pieces, making 24.
  24. Roll each piece into a ball using your hands then rolling it flat into a 3 inch diameter circle.
  25. Dust with flour if needed to prevent sticking.
  26. Add 1 Tbs of filling with sauce.
  27. Gather sides of round, pinch together and twist.
  28. Place pinched side down on parchment paper and place in steamer.
  29. Repeat until done.
  30. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 1 hour.
  31. Steam Siopao for 20 minutes.
  32. You can freeze cooked Siopao, simply re-steam for 10 minutes.

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