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Gua Bao ‘刈包’, fluffy steamed bun with Asian sticky tofu – tag your friends & sav…


Gua Bao ‘刈包’, fluffy steamed bun with Asian sticky tofu – tag your friends & save this recipe for your next party ? Perfect as a snack/ meal, the filling is made using my favorite firm tofu from #housefoods which has an amazing texture that absorbs flavors really well #sponsor. From CNNTravel, ‘eating Gua Bao signifies devouring bad luck..’, so take a bite for a satisfying meal & maybe good fortune too☺️ Have a great Saturday, friends.⁣⁣?⁣
Recipe (yields 8-10 Gua Baos)⁣⁣⁣
?Bao ingredients:⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 pack active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon)⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 3 teaspoons sugar⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 3 teaspoons oil⁣ + more for brushing⁣⁣⁣
~ 2/3 cup warm unsweetened almond milk⁣⁣⁣
~ 2 tablespoons steamed & mashed Nagaimo yam (optional)⁣⁣⁣

?Sticky Tofu ingredients:⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 pack of @housefoodsamerica firm tofu, drain & cut into rectangles⁣⁣⁣
~ oil⁣⁣⁣
?Sauce: Mix together 1 tablespoon stir fry sauce, 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce, a pinch of five spice powder & white pepper, 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce (optional) with 1/4 cup hot water⁣

✔️⁣⁣Set mixer with a dough hook, place flour in a bowl. In another bowl, mix yam in milk until no lumps appear, add yeast & sugar, let sit for 5 mins. Pour yeast mixture to the flour & mix until a soft dough forms. Then, knead by hand until you see a smooth top. Place dough in a bowl & rest for 15 mins, covered. Transfer dough onto floured countertop & roll into a 0.5cm thick. Using a jar lid/cookie cutter, cut dough into 2.5 inches diameter round. Roll each dough into an oval shape ?? Brush dough with oil & flap one end over. Prepare a steamer with water & place bao on the rack & covered. Proof for 45 mins. Meanwhile, prepare filling ingredients. When ready, steam bao in high heat for 10-12 minutes.⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣✔️Pan-fry tofu with a drizzle of oil until golden brown, set aside. Using the same pan, heat sauce & add the tofu back in. Coat the tofu with sauce until well combined (sauce should be thick & sticky by now)?⁣

Other garnishes:⁣
~ 5oz Asian Pickled chopped mustard green, soak in water for 30 mins & sautéd with 1 teaspoon of sugar⁣
~ shredded ??, cilantro⁣, crushed?,?️



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