Banh Bao

7
Vickie H

By
@bossymommy

This is a Vietnamese steamed sweet bread with a pork filling.
My ex husband taught me to make these.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 40
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Steam

Ingredients

DOUGH

1 bag(s)
self rising flour 5 lb
5 c
milk
2 1/2 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
oil

MEAT

4 lb
ground pork
1
yellow onion diced
3 clove
garlic minced
1/2 c
dried black fungus i buy this at a asain market if you dont have them you can just leave them out
2 tsp
garlic salt
2 tsp
sugar
3 Tbsp
oyster sauce
2 tsp
pepper
12
hard boiled eggs

How to Make Banh Bao

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix milk and sugar together. Take 1 cup of flour out (use for dusting later).Put flour into a large bowl.Slowly add milk and sugar mixture and oil.Will be very sticky. After mixing together place a towel and let rest for 45 minutes.
  • 2Soak the fungus for about 15 minutes in hot water, drain well.Mix all the meat ingrdients together.
    Except the eggs. Peel those and cut into 4 pieces.
  • 3When the dough is ready,dust your table with flour.kneed for maybe 5 minutes,then make into 2 long logs ( about 20 inches ).Cut each log into 20 pieces.
  • 4Roll each piece out into a round shape( mine arent so round..lol) You want the center a little thicker than the outer edges.
  • 5Place about a 1/4 cup meat mixture in the middle and a piece of egg.Bring up the sides and pinch together at the top.
  • 6Steam for 25 minutes on medium heat. These will fluff up so you want to leave about a inch or so between them.
  • 7My daughter saw a video on you tube how to make them into the shape of a pig.She had alot of fun making them into piggies.
  • 8When my ex makes these he also put a piece of chinese sausage in his. My daughter loves it but I didn't have any this time so we left it out. Fine with me I don't like it.

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About Banh Bao

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Vietnamese