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Delicious Big Pau or Big Chinese Bun

Home made big paus are healthy and can be eatened at any time of the day


  • Dough:

  • Ingredients A

  • Ingredients B

  • Ingredients C

  • Ingredients D


  • To prepare dough in Breadmaker::

  • 1.

    Measure all ingedients into the bread maker according to manufacturer's instruction

  • 2.

    Insert bread pan into breadmaker

  • 3.

    Select "Dough" setting and press start to begin

  • 4.

    When unit signals and display reads "0:00', remove dough from bread maker

  • 5.

    Punch down dough

  • 6.

    Divide dough into 12 equal portions about 65 gm each

  • 7.

    Shape into rounds, cover dough with damp cloth and proof for 15 mins

  • To prepare filling::

  • 1.

    Mix Ingredients A, and set aside for about ½ hour

  • 2.

    Heat oil in pan and fry Ingredients B for about 2 mins

  • 3.

    Add mixed Ingredients A and fry until meat is cooked.

  • 4.

    Dish up and set aside to cool

  • To prepare the Pau:

  • 1.

    Use a rolling pin to roll out a portion of dough such that edges are thinner than the centre part

  • 2.

    Place some filling and ¼ egg in the centre

  • 3.

    Wet the edges

  • 4.

    Wrap and pleat to form a pau

  • 5.

    Place pau on a piece of greaseproof paper - repeat for remaining dough

  • 6.

    Proof pau for 20 mins

  • 7.

    Boil water in a steamer - add ingredients D

  • 8.

    Steam pau over rapid boiling water for 15 mins


Add vinegar to boiling water - paus will be white in colour
Cooked paus can be kept in the freezer for about a week
Vegans can use red bean paste instead of the normal filliing

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Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are the best wines to pair with Delicious Big Pau or Big Chinese Bun.


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Posted by lightsReport
Great recipe, thank you! Now I can try making these at home :)