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Chinese BBQ Pork Buns(Char Siu Bao)



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Marinating sauce

  • 2 tbsp Char Siu Sauce1
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce


  • 500 grams Pork Belly
  • 1 cube ginger, Chopped
  • 2 tbsp shallots, Finley chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp warm water


  • 300 grams all purpose flour, Sifted
  • 2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 150 grams water, May require a little more depending on dough
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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Bbq pork buns
    1. 1. Get a large bowl; mix all the ingredients for marinade sauce together. Put the marinade on to pork and massage. Cover the bowl and put into refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Place the pork on a baking tray preheat the oven to 200 degree's and Roast for 30 minutes. Turn over once during the process. 
    2. 2. Place all filling ingredients besides the cooked pork belly in Thermomix bowl and chop on speed 4-6 for 30 sec. 
    3. 3. Place cooled Pork belly and juices into thermomix bowl along with all the filling ingredince speed 4 for 1min or until pork belly is roughly chopped into small bits Set aside.
    4. 4. For the dough: Put water in Thermomix and set the temperature to  35 °C and melt the sugar in the water for 2min or until dissolved and up to temperature then Mix the in.  Mix well and set aside for around 5 minutes. If you do not want sugar, just skip it. 
    5. 5. After five min. Add in sifted flour and set on dough mode for 2 min or until fully combined and starting to resemble dough. Allow to stand in bowl for 1hour or until it has doubled in size. 
    6. 6. After 1 hour remove from mixing bowl onto a floured surface and punch out air. 
    7. 7. Then shape the dough into a long log around 5 cm in diameter and then cut the long log into 10 equal portions. Take one portion out, press it slightly and then roll out to a round disc shape using rolling pin. 
    8. 8. Place around 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of the wrapper and seal the bun completely. 
    9. 9. Place bun on squares of baking paper. 
    10. 10. Fill the Thermomix with hot water and place on Counter-clockwise operation speed 3 and set temperature to Varoma.
    11. 11. Place buns to steam for 15min 
    12. 12. Beautiful on their own or Serve with soy or chilly sauce. Hope you enjoy!!!

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  • Really nice, recipe worked well - tried steaming...

    Submitted by Mr Drew on 13. August 2017 - 10:54.

    Really nice, recipe worked well - tried steaming all 10 buns in a single layer in the Varoma tray. Next time I will try putting half in the Varoma basket and half in the tray. They were lovely but got a bit cramped in the tray.

    Definitely making this again.

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