Gua Bao

Gua Bao 🤩 A steamed fluffy steamed bun with sticky tofu! Get the full recipe here: ⁣⁣⁣ Recipe (yields 8-10 Gua Baos)⁣⁣⁣ 🍃Bao ingredients:⁣⁣⁣ ~ 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour⁣⁣⁣⁣ ~ 1 pack active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon)⁣⁣⁣⁣ ~ 3 teaspoons sugar⁣⁣⁣⁣ ~ 3 teaspoons oil⁣ + more for brushing⁣⁣⁣ ~ 2/3 cup warm unsweetened almond milk⁣⁣⁣ ~ 2 tablespoons steamed & mashed Nagaimo yam (optional)⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ 🍃Sticky Tofu ingredients:⁣⁣⁣ ~ 1 pack firm tofu, drain & cut into rectangles⁣⁣⁣ ~ oil⁣⁣⁣ 🍃Sauce: Mix together 1 tablespoon stir fry sauce, 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce, a pinch of five spice powder & white pepper, 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce (optional) with 1/4 cup hot water⁣ ⁣ ✔️⁣⁣Set mixer with a dough hook, place flour in a bowl. In another bowl, mix yam in milk until no lumps appear, add yeast & sugar, let sit for 5 mins. Pour yeast mixture to the flour & mix until a soft dough forms. Then, knead by hand until you see a smooth top. Place dough in a bowl & rest for 15 mins, covered. Transfer dough onto floured countertop & roll into a 0.5cm thick. Using a jar lid/cookie cutter, cut dough into 2.5 inches diameter round. Roll each dough into an oval shape. Brush dough with oil & flap one end over. Prepare a steamer with water & place bao on the rack & covered. Proof for 45 mins. Meanwhile, prepare filling ingredients. When ready, steam bao in high heat for 10-12 minutes.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣✔️Pan-fry tofu with a drizzle of oil until golden brown, set aside. Using the same pan, heat sauce & add the tofu back in. Coat the tofu with sauce until well combined (sauce should be thick & sticky by now)😋⁣ ⁣ Other garnishes:⁣ ~ 5oz Asian Pickled chopped mustard green, soak in water for 30 mins & sautéd with 1 teaspoon of sugar⁣ ~ shredded 🥕🥒, cilantro⁣, crushed ​. ​Looking for more delicious plant-based recipes? Check out our Vegan Bowls cookbook at- link in bio. ​

Gua Bao