(KUTV) Steamed Pork Buns (serves 8-10)
"Steamed pork buns are amazing and part of my dim sum holiday favorites. You can make your favorite dough or use prepared dough to simplify the process. I like to make these when I have extra pulled pork from dinner. It’s a great way to re-purpose pulled pork or beef roast into a completely new dinner idea!" - Chef Bryan Woolley
For the dough:
- 2 tsp yeast
- ¼ cup honey
- 1/3 cup powdered milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups lukewarm water (about 105 degrees)
- 1 stick butter, melted (8 tbps)
- 2 tsp salt
- 5-6 cups bread flour, plus more if necessary
For the Filling:
- 4 cups cooked pulled pork
- To make the dough, in a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast, honey, powdered milk, baking powder and water; stir to blend.
- Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Mix in melted butter and salt.
- Add the flour, a little at a time, mixing at the lowest speed until most of the flour has been absorbed, and the dough forms a ball.
- Continue to mix until the dough is soft and satiny but still firm, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add additional flour, if necessary, to keep the dough from sticking.
- Place in an oiled bowl and coat well to prevent dough from drying out while proofing.
- To assemble the pork buns, remove ten pieces of dough just larger than a golf ball.
- Roll out an flatten each piece of dough into a round circle about a quarter inch thick.
- Place a portion of the pulled pork in the center and gather the edges up around the filling.
- Using your thumb and index finger, pinch the top and slightly twist the the clockwise about 30 degree’s to add a decorative twist the bun.
- I like using fully cooked pulled pork when I make these, however, you can use a raw ground pork mixture if desired.
- Place each pork bun on a square piece of parchment paper about 2 inches x 2 inches or just large enough to hold the pork bun.
- Place the prepare pork buns into a steamer and steam for about 20 minutes or until the bread (and filling if using a raw pork mixture) is fully cooked.
- Serve with a hoisin sauce and enjoy!
Chef Bryan Woolley is America’s longest consecutive-running TV chef. With almost three decades behind him, he continues to create culinary masterpieces for the home chef!