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Flaky Baked Chicken Pastry(Siew Bao)

I have some leftover fried chicken thigh in the fridge. Usually the leftover fried chicken meat will get tough and hard after re-fried or re-heat for couple of times,right? Well,usually I just cook this leftover fried chicken with some vegetable and spicy chili or soy sauce,to create another dish for myself..But this time I decided to make Baked Chicken Pastry (Char Siew Bao) with this fried chicken..To my surprised this Baked Flaky Pastry Bun is good especially the pastry but hubby complaint the filling it's not sweet enough! *sigh*.We used to have Dim Sum triangle Roast Pork pastry(Char Siew Soh) that taste so sweet but he love it! I adapted this recipe from Patsie Chong cookbook..

Water Dough:(A)
200 gm all purpose flour
60 gm shortening
2 tbsp granulated sugar
125 ml cold water

Oil Dough(B)
200 gm all purpose flour
160 gm shortening

(C) For Filling
2 cups of deboned left over fried chicken,cut small cube
1/2 cup green pea
1 medium onion,peeled and diced
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp thick caramel sauce
2 tbsp corn flour + 2 tbsp cold water,mix well
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water if necessary
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 egg + 1 tbsp water for brushing
1/2 cup sesame seeds

1:Heat large skillet at medium high heat with oil,add in diced fried chicken and all the seasoning.Stir the ingredients well for 5 minutes ,then add in diced onion and green pea,stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes,check the seasoning,then dish out and set aside for cooling.

2:Knead (A) and (B) separately.I used Bread Machine to do the kneading work,lazy method but useful and easy.

3:Use a rolling pin to roll out (A) with the center thicker and the four edges thinner.Make (B) into a ball shape,then place (B) over the center of (A).Cover (A) over (B) and roll out,fold once.Turn the dough around and roll it out .Fold the dough 3 layers and roll out .Lasty fold the dough again roll one more time.Let it rest for 10 minutes.

4:Divide the dough into 18 portion,about 60 gm each.Flatten each portion in round shape and wrap filling in the center before pleat the opening together in flower shape.Brush egg wash on the top before sprinkle some sesame seeds.Bake for 30 minutes at 375 F.

fried chicken filling
roll out portion pastry dough
about 60gm dough
wrapped chicken filling pastry bun
get ready for egg wash brushing
sprinkle with some sesame seeds
You can used any meat for the filling..any leftover is an ideal choice..



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...
August 2, 2009 at 5:31 AM

This is a lot of work to make this pau, but you make it just right and look yummy.

sue said...
August 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Wah!!!Lesley..if you give cooking class,I'll be the first to sign are so good in cooking and baking..your Bake Baos look so tempting!! happy & excited to hear you are going back to M'sia next yr too..yes we have to meet up in KL!!!

Melissa said...
August 2, 2009 at 4:23 PM

I should just move over there!!:P

TINTIN said...
August 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Wow, the baos look so good!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
August 3, 2009 at 1:25 AM

Thank you:) yes it's involved lot of work..

thanks for looking up on me but can't be your cooking teacher la.I'm also learning from the expert!! btw,I'm also looking forward my trip next year..remember to remind me again :)


hahaha!! come over ...where are you planning to attend your college? NY?


Chibog in Chief said...
August 3, 2009 at 9:13 AM

I could serve this as an entree with some green salad! fabulous!! love it!

Little Corner of Mine said...
August 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Looks really good lah, very beautiful too. Lily made siew pao for last week picnic, lucky me, can eat and don't have to work for it. As you know, I am very lazy.

mycookinghut said...
August 3, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Ohhhh no!!! siew pao... this is another reminder for me to make it at home!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
August 5, 2009 at 12:13 AM

thanks! entree!! good idea!

Thanks!! Lucky u la can just eat SIFU siew bao..I envy you lor!

leemei,actually you can easily whipped this pastry in few hours..just need some XOXO!haha!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
August 9, 2009 at 1:35 AM

You're fantastic! Beautifully done!!!! Wow.

Beachlover said...
August 21, 2009 at 2:24 AM

thanks for your kind words!!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.