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Tofu and Mushroom Steamed Buns (Bao)

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If you’ve never heard of bao before, they are basically steamed buns filled with some sort of filling, found all over China.
Tofu and Mushroom Steamed Buns (Bao) Recipe | SideChef
If you’ve never heard of bao before, they are basically steamed buns filled with some sort of filling, found all over China.
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I’m a self-taught vegetarian (pescatarian) blogger. I love experimenting with dishes that I’ve tasted on my travels.
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I’m a self-taught vegetarian (pescatarian) blogger. I love experimenting with dishes that I’ve tasted on my travels.
http://www.mysecondbreakfast.com
2hr 30min
Total Time
$7.10
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
2
Serves 2

Dough

1/2 Tbsp
Active Dry Yeast
3/4 cup
Warm  Water
1/2 tsp
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
melted and cooled

Filling

1 splash
Neutral Oil
1.1 lb
Enoki Mushrooms
or Oyster, Shiitake, or Any Mushroom Mix
1.1 lb
Firm Tofu
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
2 cups
Edamame
(optional)

Pickled Cucumber

1 tsp

Vinegar Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup
1/4 cup
Rice Vinegar
2 Tbsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1705
FAT
46.3 g
PROTEIN
69.1 g
CARBS
263.1 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
In a small bowl combine Active Dry Yeast (1/2 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (1 tsp) and Water (3/4 cup) . Allow yeast to activate, about 5-10 minutes.
Step 2
In a large bowl, whisk together the Granulated Sugar (1/2 cup) , All-Purpose Flour (3 cups) and Salt (1/2 tsp) . Add yeast-water, Milk (1/4 cup) and Unsalted Butter (1/4 cup) to the dry ingredients.
Step 3
Knead until the dough is smooth, about 7 minutes, and place in a large bowl, covered with a damp towel. Let rise for 2 hours.
Step 4
Make the pickled cucumber. Thinly slice the Small Cucumbers (3) vertically. Combine them with the Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp) and Salt (1 tsp) and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 4 hours.
Step 5
Drain the Firm Tofu (1.1 lb) and slice into 1/2 inch slices. Place large pan over medium-high heat. Heat up Neutral Oil (1 splash) . Fry off Enoki Mushrooms (1.1 lb) and tofu until they get some color.
Step 6
Add the Soy Sauce (1/4 cup) , Rice Vinegar (2 Tbsp) , Sriracha (2 Tbsp) , Honey (2 Tbsp) , Sesame Oil (1/2 Tbsp) and cook until mushrooms are cooked through and tofu has absorbed flavor. Set aside.
Step 7
For the Vinegar Dipping Sauce, combine the Soy Sauce (1/4 cup) , Rice Vinegar (1/4 cup) , and Sriracha (2 Tbsp) . Set aside.
Step 8
Divide dough into about 25 portions (about 30 grams each). Roll into ball and flatten into a disk 3-4 inches in diameter.
Step 9
To make 'ball' style buns, take filling and pulse in food processor until chunky. Then mix in the Edamame (2 cups) .
Step 10
Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling on flattened bao dough and pinch shut. Place buns, seam side down on parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 more minutes.
Step 11
Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil. Place steamer over it. Place buns on parchment paper squares and steam for about 15 minutes. Buns will expand, so leave around 1 inch of space around each bun.
Step 12
To make 'pita' style buns, brush flattened bao dough with some canola oil. Place a chopstick horizontally across the bao circle, fold dough in half, remove chopstick. Repeat.
Step 13
Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil. Place steamer over it. Place buns on parchment paper squares and steam for about 10 minutes. Buns will expand, so leave around 1 inch of space around each bun.
Step 14
Serve with mushroom, tofu slices, cucumbers and vinegar sauce.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1705
% Daily Value*
Fat
46.3 g
59%
Saturated Fat
16.9 g
84%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
63.1 mg
21%
Carbohydrates
263.1 g
96%
Fiber
21.1 g
75%
Sugars
91.9 g
--
Protein
69.1 g
138%
Sodium
6025.5 mg
262%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
1%
Calcium
674.2 mg
52%
Iron
19.7 mg
109%
Potassium
2486.4 mg
53%
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