Steamed bun/ pao are popular dim sum item in Asia. Made with different kind of fillings such as BBQ pork aka Char Siew, custard, salted egg yolk, red bean paste, lotus paste, kaya and many more. One of the common filling is Steamed Bun With Chicken & Mushrooms.
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|Cute Chinese Steamed Bun with Chicken & Mushrooms Filling aka Steamed Chicken Pao.|
|When I have time, I'd make my chicken pao into cute chicken shape buns. |
When I'm in a rush, this plain old shape is good enough.
There are many ways to marinate the chicken fillings. The quickest method is to use chicken rice paste. That really saved a lot of time. Of course, do remember to choose one with no preservative, no MSG and no artificial colouring. ;)
|Delicious chicken & mushrooms fillings. So flavourful!|
|Tips: Cooled completely on the rack before storing.|
For leftover, once cooled, store in the freezer. Reheat before serving.
Prepare the filling: 馅料
190g Chicken (boneless chicken leg, sliced thinly) 鸡肉 190克，切条
2 Shiitake Mushrooms (diced) 香菇 2粒，切碎
1/2 tsp Corn Flour 玉米粉／粟粉 1/2 小匙
2 tbsp Chicken Rice Paste 海南鸡饭酱 2汤匙
5g Spring Onion (chopped) 青葱碎 5克
|This time, I use Dancing Chef paste. |
If you couldn't find this brand, you can use other brand.
Prepare the dough: 面团
300g Hong Kong Flour 香港粉 300克
1 tsp Baking Powder 发粉 1小匙
1 tsp Instant Yeast 酵母 1 小匙
40g Sugar 糖 40克
1 tbsp Cooking Oil/ Lard 菜油／猪油 1 汤匙
150g Water 水 150克
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1. Mix all fillings ingredients in a bowl. Cover with cling wrap, keep in the refrigerator, marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
2 Mix (A) in a bowl, gradually stir in (B) to form a dough and continue to knead about 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
3. Cover with cling wrap and let it rest for 40 minutes.
4. Transfer the dough on the lightly floured worktop, knead for 2 minutes. Divide dough into 10 portions （50g each), roll out the dough, add fillings, shape as desired and let it proof for 40 minutes. Steam in a hot steamer for 15 minutes.
5. When it is done, turn off the heat, let it sit in the steamer for 5 minutes before removing from the steamer.