Monday, July 19, 2010

Asian Buns

Caught in the midst of a morning yawn.


Asian buns.....sounds like a porn flick doesn't it? Kidding aside guys...these are fabulous! Of course, once again I forgot to take the beginning pics, so we will pick up here. The filling on the left is composed of 1 pound of ground pork, one bunch of fresh cilantro chopped, a good sized knob of ginger grated, a bunch of green onions sliced and as much diced garlic as you like, and salt and pepper to taste. I had some red peppers on hand so I diced them and threw them into the mix. I let this sit in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Whenever I make a mix like this I always fry a small piece in a pan and taste it to correct the seasonings before continuing.


The dough is very simple. Mix 3 1/2 cups of bread flour with 3/4 cup of water, 4 tablespoons of oil and some sea salt and cracked black pepper. Mix until you have a soft smooth dough and cover with plastic and set aside for an hour. Depending on the type of flour you might use a bit more or a bit less water.


Remove the meat mixture and allow to come to room temperature.


Put the dough on a lightly floured board.


Stretch it into a log.


Cut it into 8 pieces.


Roll each piece into a 6 inch flat round.


Put a big scoop of the filling in the middle.


Press the filling down to flatten it.


Pull one side towards the middle.


Bring the opposite side over and overlap the the dough.


Pull in the top.


Then pull in the bottom.


Then pull the four corners into the center and give them a good pinch.


And a twist.


Cute little pouches!.


Place them seam side down on an oiled cookie sheet.


Brush a frying pan with just enough oil to coat the bottom and place the buns seam side down. Press down on them with a spatula to flatten them. Let them cook over medium heat until golden. This will take 5-6 minutes.




Flip them over and cook for an additional 5 minutes until golden.


Serve with lime slices, soy sauce and sweet chili sauce for dipping. I doubled the recipe and made 16 buns. They flew out of here. The blog tech said he found himself thinking of them at band practice. The ultimate compliment!


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14 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

What a good Mama you are; always preparing fresh tasty morsels for the family!

These look so good!

Ah, "Teddy Big Yawn" is as adorable as ever, xoxo to her.

Have a great day!

The Traveler said...

those look delish!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I have never heard of this before. Looks easy enough and that filling sounds delicious. So I don´t have to fry the filling a bit first then? I think I´ll try it this week!

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Pricilla said...

Did he start playing "Chop Sticks?"

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Teddy and I are both sleepy this Monday morning!

William Bezek said...

Ha Ha...Teddy has Asian buns!

greekwitch said...

I made a greek food with a few moderations and i did great!
I made eggplants imam. I cut them in half. I used a fork to remove all of the "insides". I sauted garlic and lots and lots of onions then added the "insides" and an apple(chopped) without the skin. A little wine and half a tomato. Then i poured some cornflower-water in the mix.I put the leftovers extrernal parts in a pan that had olive oil. I filled them with the mix. I poured on top of them tomato sause with sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic. Left them for two hours in the oven in 180 C. And they were delicious. That's right...were!
They dissappeared before you could say eggplant. My food!
You were right cooking is so much fun!
Love and light
G.

Melodie said...

I feel the same way about mornings Teddy!

Rue said...

One does not think that Julia Chow can be cuter....and then she yawns.

Sharlene T. said...

Perhaps Teddy was yawning because she realized that your attention was elsewhere... these look scrumptuous... question: why did you put them on the oiled cookie sheet, first? Were you going to bake them? I got a little confused... come check out my very first vlog...

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Erin @ I Heart New England said...

So yummy-looking! :)

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Mmmm ... can almost smell them! Teddy is adorable as always.

LisaDay said...

Yum.

LisaDay

Mystica said...

Of course they will fly! who wouldnt want to eat such tasty stuff you produce all the time.