Homemade Pork Buns! « I made that!
Dear Pork, We meet again. This time things got intense. First I marinated you in a magical sauce with all kinds of delicousness: five spice powder, hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce and much more. Then I laid you on a rack to go in the oven. And roasted you until you were all glossy and charred and happy looking. From there I took it a step further. While you waited patiently, I made a dough, a dough not too different from my favorite hamburger bun dough. And then I encased you in that dough, giggling with every pleat. You made adorable dumplings. I let your dough rise until soft, and then I roasted you again. PORK BUNS RECIPE (Andrea Nguyen): Char Siu Pork: 1 lb bonelss pork shoulder 1 big clove garlic 1 1/2 TBSP sugar 1/4 + 1/8 tsp five spice powder 2 TBSP 3/4 tsp hoisin sauce 1 1/2 TBSP honey 1 TBSP + 1/2 tsp Shaoxing rice wine 2 1/2 TBSP soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil - Cut the pork into strips that are 1 1/2” thick. Pork Bun Filling: 1 TBSP sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 pinch of white pepper 1 TBSP soy sauce
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