Steamed Bao Buns with BBQ Pork and Pickle

Known as Char Siu Bao, these are one of my favourite treats.... Soft fluffy buns, melt in the mouth pork, and the crunchy pickled vegetables, everything goes together perfectly. There's quite a lot of effort involved, but trust us, it's worth it. And you can always look to make Chinese BBQ pork in the week with enough left over to make these as a weekend treat. Steamed Bao buns with BBQ Pork and Pickle Fluffy steamed buns filled with rich and steaky BBQ pork and a pickled vegetable salad Stand mixer with dough hookBowlsroasting dishRolling PinPastry BrushGreaseproof paper cut into 16x9cm squaresSteamers. Any type will do, including the traditional Asian bamboo ones, but you'll really need two. 800 g pork belly slices…

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Sausage Rolls

Golden brown, and still hot from the oven, Sausage rolls are one of the great joys of the British bakery, and a firm Christmas favourite. This recipe is quick and straightforward because of the shortcrust pastry, ideal for a boxing day buffet! Sausage Rolls Is this the British snack to end all snacks? Crispy, golden pastry surrounding our choice sausage meat and apple sauce 2 bramley apples (peeled and coarsely chopped)1 tbsp lemon juice100 g caster sugar1 tsp mixed spice150 g unsalted butter (cold, cut into small cubes)50 g lard (cold, cut into small cubes)400 g plain flour2 large egg1 splash milk1 tbsp olive oil1 small onion (peeled and diced)1 sprig fresh sage (leaves picked and chopped)1 clove garlic (peeled and diced)1…

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