Friday, February 27, 2015

February 2015 daring baker's challenge (Siopao (Asian Filled Buns)


While i'm sitting here and typing my head is telling with such a cloudy and cold weather i need some warm and comforting snack, as a desi first thing comes to mind are Pakora but i could use some other  comfort snack food so i decided to go Filipino as this month the February daring bakers  challenge is hosted by Julie of One-wall kitchen ,she challenged us to an easy, simple filled bun using no knead-dough!!!

"Siopao literally means "steamed buns". It is a famous Filipino-Chinese snack. It has also been incorporated into Thai cuisine as well where it is called salapao 
A popular food item in the Philippines and Thailandsiopao and salapao do not require utensils to eat and can be consumed on-the-go. Like bāozi, there are different varieties based on stuffing: Asado or bola-bola (which may use any kind of meat). There is also a baked variety."
taken from wikipeadia
Today i'm making  baked Siopoa and I'm filling it with sweet and savory,for sweet I'm using Nutella and for savory some cubed cheddar cheese simple and easy.the outcome was soft and light buns but I think i made these too big next i'm surely making them a little smaller and for fillings sky is the limit!!


source:the daring bakers

2 tsp Yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 to 5 cups flour
1 beaten egg for egg wash


Mix together warm water,yeast,melted butter,salt and sugar ,let it stand

Now add flour slowly  making a dough that is sticky but not wet

cover with damp cloth and let it rise for an hour
divide dough in twelve equal pieces and form a ball

spread the dough with hand or rolling pin to form a flat disc
 place 1 tsp full of the filling in my case Nutella 

or cubed cheddar cheese

place them on a foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheet

bake in a preheated for 350F 
cover again with damp cloth and let it rise for 30 mins
brush egg wash on the risen dough ball
 bake for twenty mins until golden brown on top 

serve warm  and enjoy!!