Yesterday, my mom and I decided making Vietnamese Dumplings with Pork Fillings (Bánh Bao Nhân Thịt) which comes from many stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes for all members in family.
Vietnamese Dumplings with Pork Fillings Recipe (Bánh Bao Nhân Thịt)
I do not remember how many times we make these dumplings. I was really excited especially when kneading flour. You can lose many calories with this step. Work out before eating, why not? We have 2 key steps to create one of stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes like this one. They are kneading flour and seasoning fillings. Now, you guys can follow my instruction below and let us start making these dumplings, ok?
400g dumpling flour (extra 1 small bag baking soda powder) – buy at Vietnamese markets
100g sugar, 1 little salt
200ml fresh milk (no sugar)
200g pork shoulder
½ onion, 3 chicken eggs, 3 shiitake mushrooms.
Step 1: Kneading flour is the first step we will do to create one of stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes. Cook milk until it warms (40 – 50 degree), add more baking soda powder and stir gently. Wait about 10 minutes. Then, add more dumpling flour into this mixture (scoop ½ tablespoon before pouring into this mixture), with sugar, salt and knead well from 10 – 20 minutes. Add more 1 teaspoon oil and continue kneading in 10 minutes. Cover it by soft blanket (soaked and press out water), wait in 1 hour.
Step 2: When waiting flour, we will making fillings. Grind well pork meat and onion, shiitake mushroom. Boil sausage quickly and slice thinly. Mix them well and season with a little fish sauce or Maggie seasoning powder, pepper and a little oil. You can add more a little char siew sauce if you want. Boil eggs and slice into 4 equal pieces. From my mom cooking experiences, you can add more a little white wine to increase the specific flavor for fillings.
Step 3: Now, are you ready to create their shapes? After waiting in 1 hour, knead again in 2 – 3 minutes and separate into small equal balls. Press thinly into circle shapes and add a little filling on center and cover it. (The process is similar like you making wonton). Remember you should add a little dumpling flour on your hands to make sure they will not stick hands when cover it. With this flour bag, you can create 12 dumplings with 2 different sizes.
Step 4: Wait until water boils, add more 2 teaspoons vinegar and bring all dumplings to steam in 20 – 25 minutes. Do you know why we should add vinegar in water when steaming? It helps to keep the white color for dumplings.
Finally, you finished one of stunning Vietnamese Dish Recipes with us. You can cover by food nylon bags and store in fridge for few days. Before eating, you can put in microwave in 2 – 3 minutes. It can be a healthy breakfast for your family. Not only delicious, but also safe than you buy outside. Hope you will satisfy with this instruction and good luck for your cooking.