Sweet buns filled with meaty, sweet, tasty filling.
This is the reason why I made Char Siu Chicken in the first place.
Asado Buns are sweet buns with meaty, sweet and tasty filling. Asado is another term for barbecue in some countries. It is said that Asado Buns originated from China, thus, having Char Siu filling. Some fillings are red in color, most especially at the restaurants because red food coloring or beet juice is used.
You will notice in the recipe that I used the Char Siu Chicken I made, but you could completely used shredded cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken.
For the buns:
- 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (you may need additional for your work surface)
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk, warm
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 egg yolk
For the buns:
- In a bowl, add flour, sugar and instant yeast. Mix until combined. Add salt and mix again.
- Add egg, melted butter and warm milk. Mix using a wooden spoon or your clean hands.
- Sprinkle little flour to your work surface and knead the dough until smooth and elastic. (My technique is to hold the dough like a ball and stretch (like you’re pulling them apart). Do that until the dough is not sticking to your hands and when it’s smooth.) You can do this in a stand mixer with dough hook attachment and knead until smooth and elastic. Time will vary.
- Transfer to a greased bowl and keep in a warm place for one hour or until doubled in size.
While your dough resting, prepare your filling:
Asado buns filling:
- 3 cups char siu chicken, diced*
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 2 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 5 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp corn flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
- In a pan, add diced char siu chicken and water. Bring to a boil.
- Add rice vinegar, sesame oil, oyster sauce and brown sugar. Simmer for 3 minutes.
- Add corn flour and water mixture. Cook until thick (about 1 to 2 minutes). (The filling should not be too runny or thick.)
- Set aside until ready to use.
When the dough is ready,
- Prepare couple of baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Punch down the dough to remove the air.
- Divide the dough with each measuring 50 grams. Flatten each and fill the a heaping tablespoon of char sit filling. Seal the edges. Place on the baking sheet, loosely covered. Let them rise again until doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 F.
- When ready, carefully brush the tops of the buns with egg yolk.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
* Cooked shredded chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken can be used instead of Char Siu Chicken. Or even your left over chicken barbecue.
Source Recipe: Asado Buns by Adora’s Box
This is my first time to make filled-buns and I must say that I am very much proud of myself. 😀 These are so good and I am sure that I will be making this all over again.
I hope you try this and let me know what you think. Have a wonderful weekend!
Wishing you a day full of smiles! 😀 😀 😀
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