Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

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Ingredients for 12 Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao):


For the dough:


3/4 cups warm water


1 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast


2 teaspoons vegetable oil


1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar


2 cups *self-rising flour


For the filling (this made more than I needed):


2 cups chopped Chinese-style barbecue pork, or other barbecued pork product


1/4 cup finely sliced green onions


2 teaspoons sesame oil


1/4 cup hoisin sauce, or as needed


salt (soy sauce) and cayenne to taste


2 teaspoons white sugar, optional




*If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can use 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted with 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon fine table salt.

happy cooking.

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