荠菜鲜肉生煎包Pan Fried Shepherd’s Purse and Meat Buns

【Pan Fried Shepherd’s Purse and Meat Buns】
by MaomaoMom

Shepherd’s Purse is spring time vegetable loved by many Chinese. Although I cannot get fresh Shepherd’s Purse here, but I bought a package of frozen one and made this pan fried buns, very delicious.

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Meal type: appetizer, breakfast, dinner
Prepare time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 3×10=30 minutes
Stand time: 2 hours
Level: medium
Serves: 28 servings

Ingredients:

Leavened dough:
1) 4 cups unsifted all purpose flour (not sifted, 640g), 2 tsp baking powder;
2) 1.75 cups lukewarm water (420g), 1/2 tsp sugar, 2.5 tsp fast rising yeast, mix well and stand for 10 minutes;
3) 1 tsp avocado oil oil or other cooking oil;

Filling:
4) 500g extra lean ground pork;
5) 1 package frezon Shepherd’s Purse (250g);
6) 4 stalks green onion finely chopped, 2 tsp freshly minced ginger, 1.25 tsp salt, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp premium soy sauce, 1 tbsp corn starch, 1/2 tsp chicken broth mix, 1/3 tsp thirteen spice powder or ground white pepper, 2 tbsp sesame oil; cold water 3-5 tbsp, add as needed;
Others:
7) 3×1 tbsp avocado oil;
8) 3×3/4 cup water.
Yield: 28 steamed buns.

Directions:
1. Dough: Measure flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and combine well. Mix all ingredients of Ingredient 2) in a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour the yeast water mixture into the flour bowl, and combine to form dough. Add 1 tsp corn oil, and knead for a minute (Picture 1). Cover with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm place until it doubles in volume.
2: Filling: Thaw frezon Shepherd’s Purse ahead of time, place in a medium size bowl (Picture 2). Combine all ingredients of Ingredient 4) to 6) in the same bowl (Picture 3) and stir in one direction for 3 minutes with a wooden spoon until the mixture is sticky (Picture 4). Cover with food wrap and place in the fridge while waiting for the dough to rise.

 荠菜鲜肉生煎包Pan Fried Shepherds Purse and Meat Buns

3. Gently knead dough a few times then divide into 2 equal portions. Shape each into a 2-cm diameter log and cut into 14 discs. Press down each disc and roll out into a 10 cm wrapper. Place 2 tbsp filling in the middle of a wrapper (Picture 5). Fold up along the edge to form pleats and pinch together to form a bun (Picture 6). Repeat to finish the rest of dough and filling.
Check the following video for how to make Bao Zi:

4: Place 8-12 buns inside a non-stick sauté pan (Picture 7), spread with 1 tbsp oil or a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Let them stand inside an oven for 45-75 minutes until volume increases by 50%.
5: Add about 3/4 cup of cold water to the pan. Cover the lid (Picture 8) and bring to a boil over high heat. Keep an eye and when water almost evaporates, reduce to medium heat and cook for another 3 minutes. Then reduce to low heat and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, wait for 2 minutes before open the lid. Transfer to a serving plate. Yummy!!.

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Tips: Buns can be stored in an airtight container in freezer for up to 4 months. Reheat in microwave before serving.

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2 Responses to 荠菜鲜肉生煎包Pan Fried Shepherd’s Purse and Meat Buns

  1. says:

    荠菜馅是在哪里买的?

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