Are you ready for a flavor explosion in your mouth? Look no further than our recipe for Chinese hot dog buns, the ultimate fusion of East meets West! Soft and fluffy buns filled with marinated and slow-cooked pork belly, fresh cucumber slices, and fragrant cilantro leaves, drizzled with the perfect amount of spicy Sriracha sauce.
Making the perfect bun is easy with our step-by-step instructions. Our dough recipe is simple yet yields a perfectly fluffy bun every time, and the filling is marinated to perfection with a combination of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and Chinese five spice powder. The result? A mouthwatering symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you wanting more.
Gather your friends and family, and enjoy the ultimate street food experience at home with our recipe for Chinese hot dog buns. Whether it’s for a casual weekend brunch or a fun weeknight dinner, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So go ahead and take a bite, close your eyes, and savor the explosion of flavors in your mouth.
➤ You’ll need :
▢2/3 cup heavy cream (160 ml, at room temperature)
▢1 cup milk (plus 1 tablespoon, at room temperature; total 250 ml)
▢1 large egg (at room temperature)
▢1/3 cup sugar (75g)
▢1/2 cup cake flour (70g)
▢3 1/2 cups bread flour (500g)
▢1 tablespoon active dry yeast (11g)
▢1 1/2 teaspoons salt (7g)
▢1 tablespoon oil
▢12 hot dogs
▢Egg wash: whisk together 1 egg with 1 teaspoon water
▢Simple syrup: 2 teaspoons (8g) of sugar dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water
➤ Preparation :
1- In the bowl of a mixer, add the heavy cream, milk, egg, sugar, cake flour, bread flour, yeast, and salt (add it in that order). Using the dough hook attachment, turn on the mixer to “stir.” Let it go for 15 minutes, occasionally stopping the mixer to push the dough together.
2- After 15 minutes, the dough is ready for proofing. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and place in a warm spot for 60-90 minutes, until the dough doubles in size.
3- In the meantime, heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the hot dogs, and allow them to crisp slightly and get some color on them. Set aside on a plate to cool.
4- After the hour of proofing, put the dough back in the mixer and stir for another 5 minutes to get rid of air bubbles. Dump the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into 12 equal pieces.
5- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take each piece of dough and roll it into a 10-12 inch rope, keeping the middle thicker than the ends. Roll the rope around a hot dog, tucking in the ends. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet (keep the buns 2-3 inches apart). Repeat until all the buns are assembled.
6- Cover the baking sheet with a kitchen towel and allow the buns to rise in a warm place for another hour. The buns should close to double in size. Brush with egg wash, and bake the buns for 14 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking.
7- Remove from the oven and immediately brush the buns with sugar water. This last step gives them that signature Chinese bakery shine.
Chinese hot dog buns are a delicious and satisfying meal that you can make at home with a few simple ingredients. The soft, fluffy bun combined with the savory pork belly and fresh vegetables creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures. With this recipe, you can recreate the popular street food in the comfort
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