| Oct 7, 2009
Pan-fried pork and scallion mini buns (Sheng jian baozi)
Total Time: 45 minutes plus rising time
Servings: Makes 32 mini buns
Note: You can find ground pork with a higher fat content at many Asian markets, or ask your butcher to grind fat into...
| Oct 7, 2009
Total time: About 1 hour, plus rising time
Servings: 16 medium buns
Note: With the dough and filling prepared, here's how to bring them together for steamed filled buns. This recipe requires 16 (3-inch) squares of parchment, cut from a larger sheet....
| Apr 21, 2009
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