Jicama Bao, anyone? Happy Monday, my Insta friends?
Inspired by the Oscar nominated @pixar short film ‘Bao’ and upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, I made these fluffy baos or steamed buns for my family to enjoy. These warm steamy dough brought back lots of childhood memories, especially at dim sum restaurants. Hot steamy baos served on bamboo steamer pair with Chinese tea – so satisfying! ?
Instead of making my own bao’s skin this time, I used a store bought bao flour with English instruction and this package is widely available online or at any Asian grocery store.
~ 2 medium jicama, shredded
~ 2 medium carrot, shredded
~ 3 tsp avocado oil
~ 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
~ salt and white pepper to taste
~ 1 package of bao flour, prepared based on package instruction, used plantbased milk as replacement – yields about 12 baos
In a heated pan with 3 tsp avocado oil, sauté carrot until oil turns orangey, add jicama, and stir fry until jicama is soft. Season with salt and pepper and add cilantro. Set aside to cool. You may refrigerate this overnight until ready to use.
Prepare 12 3X3 square parchment paper. Make bao according to package instruction. Fill a heaping 2 tbsp of jicama in the middle, pleat to seal the bao. Place on parchment paper. Repeat until you have all the baos ready. Cover the bao with a partially wet paper towel to avoid dryness while you are working on the dough. Boil water in steamer, steam bao for 20 mins. To get the crusty look, I pan fried them with some sesame seeds until golden brown. Serve warm with a cup of Chinese tea and you can now enjoy dim sum at home too.
What do you think? Would you give this a try? Let me know??
Have a great #meatlessmonday ?, everyone!
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