Steam the bola-bola siopao for minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the water and cornstarch. Lightly oil a glass bowl big enough to handle the expansion of the dough.
Place the dough in the bowl and cover with a clean damp kitchen towel for 2 hours or until double in volume. Let stand 10 minutes, or until bubbly, without stirring.
Form each half into a rod by hand-rolling it on the board. Place each siopao on a piece of wax paper. Form the ground pork mixture into 10 portions.
Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Punch down once, recover with the towel and leave to rise again for another 30 minutes. Cover each quail egg with a portion of the ground pork and form into a ball. Note that the maximum volume of the dough will depend on the quality of the flour and yeast.
Transfer to a floured board and knead with your hands, using a pushing motion, until the dough is smooth about 10 minutes. Cook for minutes, stirring often.
Take a piece of dough and flatten it with your hands, pulling the sides to form a circle. Cook, stirring, until the mixture is thick and almost dry. Arrange on a steamer with briskly boiling water.
Over high heat, brown the ground pork. Place a bola-bola at the center and pull up the sides and twisting at the top until the bola-bola is securely stuffed inside the dough. Divide the dough into two. Form into a ball. To prevent the pork asado from running down the sides of the dough, place the dough on your palm and cup your hand as in form your hand into a scoop before placing the pork asado at the center of the dough.
Prepare the pork asado filling Heat a small saucepan. The asado siopao will only need minutes of steaming.
Cut each rod into pieces.sharesIf you think there is too much bread but not enough filling in commercial siopao (steamed dumplings), then it’s time to cook some home-made siopao.
The series of photos below show the various stages in the preparations.
No, there is nothing complicated about it. There will definitely be more dirty dishes to wash but that’s .Download