|Shiitâke Mushroom Vegân Bâo Buns|
For the Buns
- 1 pâcket (1 1/4 teâspoons) âctive dry yeâst
- 1 cup wârm wâter
- 3 cups âll-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tâblespoons orgânic grânulâted sugâr
- 1 teâspoon sâlt
- 1 teâspoon bâking powder
- 2 tâblespoons cânolâ oil, divided
For the Pickled Veggies
- 1/4 cup wâter
- 1/4 cup rice vinegâr
- 1 tâblespoon orgânic grânulâted sugâr
- 1/2 teâspoon sâlt
- 1/2 medium cucumber, julienne cut
- 1 medium cârrot julienne cut
- 1 medium jâlâpeño pepper, sliced
For the Mushroom Filling
- 1/3 cup soy sâuce
- 2 tâblespoons rice vinegâr
- 2 tâblespoons mâple syrup
- 2 teâspoons sâmbâl oelek, or to tâste (optionâl)
- 2 teâspoons sesâme oil
- 1 teâspoon liquid smoke (optionâl)
- 3 tâblespoons cânolâ oil (or high heât oil of choice)
- 1 pound shiitâke mushrooms, stemmed ând sliced into thin strips
- 10 tâblespoons hoisin sâuce
- 1/2 cup chopped peânuts
- 1/2 cup chopped scâllions
- 1/2 cup fresh cilântro
- Prepâre the Dough
- Whisk together the wâter ând yeâst in â smâll bowl or liquid meâsuring cup. Let it sit for â few minutes while you prepâre your dry ingredients.
- Stir the flour, sugâr, sâlt, ând bâking powder together in â lârge mixing bowl.
- Stir 1 tâblespoon of oil into the yeâst ând wâter mixture, then âdd the mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir to form â soft dough.
- Trânsfer the dough to â lightly floured work surfâce ând kneâd it for âbout 7-8 minutes, until smooth ând elâstic.
- Lightly oil â medium bowl, roll the dough into â bâll ând plâce it in the bowl. Cover with â towel ând plâce it in â wârm spot to rise until doubled in size, âbout 1-2 hours.
To Mâke the Pickled Veggies
- While the dough rises, mix the wâter, vinegâr, sugâr ând sâlt together in â medium bowl, stirring until the sugâr dissolves. Âdd the veggies ând âllow the mixture to sit while you mâke the filling ând finish mâking the buns.
To Mâke the Mushrooms
- Stir the soy sâuce, vinegâr, mâple syrup, sesâme oil, sâmbâl oelek, ând liquid smoke together in â smâll bowl.
- Coât the bottom of â lârge skillet with oil ând plâce it over medium heât.
- When the oil is hot, âdd the mushrooms in ân even lâyer. Cook the mushrooms for âbout 4 minutes, flip ând cook 4 minutes more, until lightly browned.
- Âdd the sâuce to the skillet ând flip â few times to coât the mushrooms. Âllow them to continue cooking until the sâuce is thick ând forms â sticky coâting, âbout 3 minutes more.
- Remove the skillet from heât ând trânsfer the mushrooms to â plâte.
To Steâm the Buns
- Once the dough hâs doubled in size, divide it in hâlf. Remove hâlf from the bowl ând divide it into fifths.
- Roll one of the fifths into â bâll, then flâtten it with your hând.
- Use â rolling pin to roll the bâll into â 4-5 inch round. Brush the top with oil, fold it in hâlf, ând trânsfer it to â piece of pârchment pâper (I like to to plâce the pârchment pâper in the steâmer, so I don't hâve to move it âgâin lâter). Mâke sure not to crowd the dough rounds.
- Repeât for the remâining pieces of dough, then remove the other hâlf of the dough from the bowl ând repeât. You should hâve 10 rounds.
- Cover the dough rounds ând let them rest for 15 minutes.
- Trânsfer the pârchment rounds to the bâmboo steâmer if they're not âlreâdy there. They mây not âll fit — just work in bâtches of thât's the câse.
- Lâyer the tiers in your steâmer, plâce the lid on it, ând plâce it over â lârge pot of wâter. Bring the wâter to â boil ând steâm the buns for 8 minutes.
- Very cârefully remove the lid ând remove the buns from the steâmer.
- Slâther the insides of the buns with hoisin sâuce, then stuff with mushrooms, pickled veggies, peânuts, scâllions ând cilântro.
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