I have been feeling homesick for a while and I was craving for these pork buns. There isn't any China town in Norway or any Chinese bakery that I know of either. So I made my own version of Red Pork Buns. These taste just like the ones I would buy in China town, Boston. My dad loves pork buns too. I remember as a kid he would make these buns. It's pretty easy to make and he would be very proud that I have made my own. I wanted to share this recipe so here it is........
In a bowl mix 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 package instant dry yeast, and 1 cup water.
Mix all ingredients with hand. Knead until slightly smooth dough.
Red Lotus special flour I bought at my local Asian market
In another bowl add 1 cup of red lotus brand (special white flour), 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 egg white, and 3 tablespoon butter.
Add the flour dough into this mixture and knead.
While dough is rising. For my filing mixed together in a bowl a pound ground pork, salt, pepper, seasoning sauce (like maggi or golden mountain soy sauce)red pork seasoning (have the recipe on my other blog called Fried Rice and Asian red prok), chopped 1 small onion, 3-4 clove minced garlic, 2 stalk chopped green onion. Mix all ingredients well and set a side.
I also added on the side of my filling sausages (Chinese sausages) and sliced boil eggs to go with my filling. You can also add other veggies like chinese cabbage, shitake mushrooms, diced carrots. Any veggies you perfer.
I knead each dough and shape them into ball shape. Then flour surface with special white flour. Used my rolling pin and flat each into circles with the edge thinner than the middle
Then pinched the seams tightly forming into a bun. Placed small square baking paper underneath prevent them from sticking in the steamer.
Place buns in a bamboo steamer and add water to the pot water can not touch the bambo steamer and steamed buns on medium/high heat for 12-14 minutes. Turn off heat and let rest for 5-7 minutes. Serve hot.