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Showing posts with label dim sum. Show all posts
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Monday, August 25, 2014

How to make Chinese Meat Stuffed Buns/ 肉餡餅的做法/ Cách Làm Bánh Bao Chiên Kiểu Tàu




Ingredients for 8 buns

Filling


  • 125 g/ 4.4 oz Ground Meat
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbs Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine/ Dry Sherry
  • 1-2 stalks Spring Onion (cut into fine rings)
  • a tsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp All Purpose Flour 

Wrapper


  • 250g/ 8.8 oz all purpose flour
  • 125 ml/ 0.5 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Sugar (to activate the yeast, optional)

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Set aside and let it marinate during the time you're preparing the dough.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the flour.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the water, the sugar and the yeast. Leave it for a minute or two so the yeast can activate.
  4. Pour the yeast water into the flour and start kneading, adding the rest of the water little by little.
  5. Knead until the dough comes together and doesn't stick.
  6. Divide the dough into eight balls.
  7. Dust working surface with flour and roll balls out to 1-2 mm (0.1 inch thickness) discs.
  8. Divide the fillings into eight, fill each dough disc with one eight of the filling. The  exact sealing technique is shown in my YouTube video.
  9. Cover the surface of your skillet with 2 tbs of cooking oil and heat up on medium-high. 
  10. Fry both sides of the buns until golden brown, then add some water to create steam which helps them cook thoroughly. 
  11. Once the water has evaporated continue frying until both sides are golden brown and slightly crispy.
  12. Serve immediately with a dip made from soy sauce, Chinese vinegar and chili oil.

For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chinese Dumpling Recipe/Pot Stickers/ 餃子の作り方Gyoza/ 饺子的做法 Jiaozi/ 锅贴的做法 Guotie/ 만두 레시피 Mandu/ Cách Làm Cảo Tử


Ingredients for the filling


  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz Minced meat (pork preferred)
  • 4 Shiitake Mushrooms (minced/diced)
  • 1 bunch of spring onion
  • 1 tbs 绍兴酒 Shaoxing Rice Wine (or Dry Sherry)
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 pinches Salt 
  • 1.5- 2 tbs Oyster Sauce
Ingredients for 饺子皮 Jiǎozi Pí/ dumpling wrappers

  • 200 g/ 7 oz +4 Tbs of plain all purpose Flour
  • 150 ml/ 10 tbs Water

  1. Soak the shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 15 mins before you start cooking.
  2. Wash and cut spring onions into fine rings.
  3. Peel and mince the ginger.
  4. Cut off mushrooms' stems, then mince the mushrooms.
  5. Combine the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
  6. Pour the water little by little to the flour while kneading. The amount of water varies to your kitchen's temperature and humidity. If you added too little water, just add a little bit more, if you added to much, balance it out with a bit more flour, you can't really ruin the dough.
  7. Knead for 15 - 20 mins until the dough gets a smooth surface.
  8. Roll the dough out with a thickness of 2mm/ 1/10".
  9. Use a mug to stence out perfectly round circles.
  10. Put 1,5 tsp worth of filling into the middle of a wrapper fold it to a dumpling. (Please see my video for the folding technique)
  11. For 水饺 Shuijiao boil the dumplings in boiling water for 5 mins or until the meat is done.
  12. For 锅贴 Guotie fry the bottoms with 2 - 3 tbs of cooking oil until halfway golden.
  13. Add some water to the pot/pan to create some steam and put a lid onto the pan. The water should reach up to 1/3 of the dumplings' height. 
  14. Occasionally move the pot stickers with your spatula to prevent them burning onto the pan. 
  15. When the water has evaporated, continue to fry until the bottoms are golden and crispy. Serve with bottoms up.
The dumplings can be enjoyed as is or with a mix of soy sauce, Chinese vinegar and chili oil.


For more detailed instructions please see my YouTube recipe video!