Deep Fried Sweet & Savoury Banh Bao 鸡肉松豆蓉炸包子

I went off for another camping trip with a group of friends lately. I'm the only female in the group and also the only chef. I have the menu list out for 14 persons before the trip starts and this deep fried sweet & savoury banh bao is one of them from the list. After the trip still some friends are asking for echo, So, I made another batch on last Saturday. However, it ended up my boy kept most of them for his room mates and himself. haha.... Again, not enough for everyone ! Well, I have to admit these buns are quite sellable. haha.... 

And here's what I did.

Ingredients for bao dough :
500gm  all purpose flour
2 TB  sugar
1-3/4 tspn   yeast
2 TB  shortening
260ml  water

Method :
(1)  combine flour, sugar & yeast into a big bowl then add in water to mix well.
(2)  once soft dough is formed add in shortening and continue kneading till everything well cooperated. (dough can be hand knead easily)
(3)  keep dough cover and rest for an hour or till double the size.
(4)  once its ready, punch and knead dough till smooth to release excess air.
(5)  now, place dough to working table (omit the flour) and divide into 20 equal portions.

Ingredients for dou yong fillings :
1 kg  pandanus mung bean paste (divide into 20 equal portions, about 50gm each)
250gm  chicken floss (spicy flavour)

Note : I used store bought mung bean paste. For homemade paste, please refer here.

Method :
Press mung bean paste to make a hole then place in chicken floss and press to fit. Slowly seal it to form a ball.

(1) start with one bao dough, fold bao dough inwards till a ball like dough is formed. Then flatten it with a rolling pin to form a disk.
(2) fill in the twin flavour mung bean paste and wrap to seal by pleading dough to the center (just like making bao)
(3) as soon as you completed everything, its about time to get them into hot oil and starts frying them till golden brown. Its best to serve warm.

I am now planning for the third batch, need to get the ingredients ready soon. Hope you guys will love it too ! Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone. Enjoy.


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