Siopao (Steamed buns)

    2 hours 10 mins

    This sweet dough wrapped around a chicken and pork filling makes a delicious snack.

    Rizal, Philippines
    102 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 420g plain flour
    • 100g white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (7g) packet dry yeast
    • 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
    • 4 tablespoons oil
    • Chicken and pork filling (see footnote)
    • Wax paper, cut into 8x8cm squares

    Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Add the lukewarm water and oil and mix into a dough.
    2. Knead the dough for at least 10 minutes or until it becomes smooth and elastic. Dust with extra flour as necessary.
    3. Warm up the oven for 1 minute and then turn it off.
    4. Oil a large bowl and place the dough inside and cover with cheesecloth. Place in the warmed oven for 1 hour, or until the size has doubled.
    5. Punch down the dough and keep in the oven for at least another 15 minutes.
    6. Knead the dough again and divide into 12 golf sized balls. Roll out each ball and fill with the chicken and pork filling. Gather and twist the edges together to secure the filling.
    7. Place each siopao on a square of wax paper. Repeat until all the dough is finished.
    8. Steam siopao for 30 minutes in a steamer. Serve hot with noodle soup.

    Chicken and pork filling

    Here is my recipe for siopao chicken and pork filling

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    i like to cook this siopao........  -  07 Oct 2013


    Bad dough rise only a quarter more than the original. Above reviews gave 5 stars and have not even used the recipe. What a joke! ##  -  14 Oct 2014


    oh ! i haven't try yet but im looking forward to make this delicious SIOPAO ♥  -  13 Aug 2013