Chinese- Barbecued Pork Bun (Cha Siu Bow)

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1/2 ts Sugar
2 tb Shortening
1/2 ts Thin soy sauce
1 ts Oyster sauce
6 oz Chinese BBQ pork; diced
1/2 ts Salt
2 1/2 c Flour
1 pk Dry yeast
1/3 c Warm water
2 ts Cornstarch
2 1/2 c Cake flour
2 ts Water
1 ts Hoisin sauce
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/4 c Low fat milk
4 tb Sugar
1/2 ts Sugar
4 ts water; Cold, (For thickening)
16 white paper 2 inches
1 tb Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 16



Mix together the warm water, 1/2 tsp. sugar and yeast in an 8 oz. measuring cup. Let stand until it rises to the 8 oz. level (about 20 minutes). Sift flour, cake flour, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, yeast mixture and mil,. Knead mixture 5 minutes to form a dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set dough in a warm place. Allow the dough to rise for 3 hours. Heat wok, add oil and stir-fry pork for 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water, salt, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce. Bring it to a boil. Prepare thickening by mixing the cornstarch and 4 tablespoons cold water. Stir into the mixture and cook for 1 minute. Let cool before using. After 3 hours, when the dough has risen, shape into rolls about 2 inches in diameter. Cut each roll into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Shape each piece into a shallow bowl shape. Put 1 tablespoon filling in the center, close ans twist dough to form a bun. Put the bun on a 2 inch square of white paper. (This prevents the bun from becoming soggy while steaming.) Place 8 buns in a pie pan and allow them to set and rist for 15 minutes in a warm place. Steam for 25 minutes. SOURCE: Chopstick, Cleaver and Wok.

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