This year I decided to bake something to celebrate Chinese New Year! Char Siu (BBQ Pork) is one of my favourite Chinese foods to eat, especially when it’s fresh from the butcher shop. Mmmm! So I decided to use this ingredient to bake something. Instead of doing the typical bao (bun) I opted the easier route by buying pre made Pastry Puff rolls and make Char Siu Sou (BBQ Pork Pastry Puffs). I looked at difference recipes and came up with this easy concoction. I bought the Char Siu from the store, this makes the recipe easier as the meat is already seasoned and fully cooked. The only thing I found was that the Char Siu was already salty from the seasoning, so you wont need to add any soy sauce to this recipe and you can hold back from adding a lot of oyster sauce. You don’t need many ingredients to make these beautiful Pastry Puffs and they bake up quickly in 15 minutes!
恭禧發財! Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! :)
RECIPE (18 Pastry Puffs)
3 whole shallots, diced
1 cup of Char Siu (BBQ Pork), diced
2 tablespoon of Oyster Sauce
1 tablespoon of BBQ Sauce
1 tsp of sugar
3 tablespoons of water
1 tsp of cornstarch
1 egg, beaten for egg wash
3 tablespoon of sesame seeds
1 package of puff pastry
PREHEAT: oven to 395
FRY: in a pan the diced shallots up for 3 – 5 minutes, then add in diced Char Siu until headed up. Add in Oyster sauce, BBQ sauce, and sugar to the pan until all combined. Mix together water and cornstarch in a small bowl separately, then add to the pan and mix until combined.
ROLL OUT: puff pastry and cut up into rectangles or use a cookie cutter to make different shapes. Fill the puff pastry with the filling and fold over to enclose the ingredients inside. Brush the tops of the pasteries with egg wash and then sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
BAKE: for 15 minutes and remove onto a cooling rack.