Nikuman Recipe

Nikuman

Aesthetically pleasing they are not yet but my technique will improve with practice… I hope.  That or I’ll just start placing them seam down.  It’s supposed to be a sort of pinch and twist motion but I obviously haven’t mastered this yet!

Makes 10

For the dough:
300g bread or plain flour
40g sugar
10g baking powder
4g fast action yeast
pinch of salt
40ml milk
100ml water
15g vegetable shortening (Trex)

For the filling:
475g minced pork
3 spring onions, chopped
1/2 a can bamboo shoots, chopped
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sake
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sesame oil

– Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre. 
– Pour the milk and water into the well and mi well with a spoon until it all combines into a dough. 
-Then add the vegetable shortening and knead this into the dough. 
– Continue to knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft. 
– Place the dough in a bowl and cover. Put in a warm place for 30-45 minutes or until the dough is doubled in size. 
– While you’re waiting mix together all of the filling ingredients in a bowl. 
– When the dough has risen knock it down and divide into 10 pieces. 
– Keeping the dough you’re not working with covered, roll out the pieces into circles of about 5″.
– Put a large spoonful of filling in the centre of the circle, run a wet finger round the outside of the dough and then pinch and gather together in the centre.  Place on a circle of waxed/parchment paper (I actually used flattened bun cases but they stuck).  *
– Place in a steamer so that they’re not touching and steam for 15 minutes.  

*At this point you can flash freeze them and keep them for later.  To cook just defrost and steam as normal.

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2 Comments

Filed under Breads, Japanese, Moderately easy

2 responses to “Nikuman Recipe

  1. Sam

    Your nikomen appear to be the chinese dim sum cha siu bau… which are steamed bbq-pork buns and my favouritest in the world. So now I am going to try making your nikomen in the hope that they are like cha siu baus and I will have my favouritest dim sum made by my own fair handies! ^_^ xxx

    • annainthekitchen

      From browsing the chinese supermarkets I think you’re right. Basically just about every east asian cuisin will have a version of these, they’re great street food for one thing! Let me know how they work out for you.

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