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Sweet Almond Bao Recipe

Sweet Almond Bao
How to make Sweet Almond Bao

Bao buns filled with a juicy and flavourful kathal and almond filling - these sweet almond baos are ideal to serve as an appetizer for your next get-together.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
  • Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Sweet Almond Bao

  • For Bao Dough:
  • 550g Maida
  • 1 1/2 tsp Castor Sugar
  • 1 tsp Activated Dried Yeast
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 225 ml Water
  • For Kathal Stuffing:
  • 1 cup Fried/Steamed Kathal
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Almond
  • 1/2 cup Onion Tomato Masala
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Chutney
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Chopped Coriander
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

How to Make Sweet Almond Bao

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For kathal stuffing: In a pan, heat onion tomato masala, add pulled kathal and mix. Add some water, stir in tamarind chutney and cook for 30 seconds.
Finish it with soy sauce, coriander and lemon juice. Sprinkle the almonds and stir well. Allow it to cool. Divide the mix in 10 parts.
For sweet almond bao: Add a pinch of sugar, salt and yeast to a bowl and mix. Add 50 ml warm water and stir it in.
In a bowl, add flour, milk, oil, and yeast mix and form smooth dough by adding the remaining water little at a time.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes, then place in a bowl to rise. Leave for an hour or until doubled in size. Knead again and divide into 10 balls.
Fill the dough balls, with kathal stuffing by making a depression in the center. Seal the base and reshape into a baos. Apply little oil over the stuffed baos.
Place on a tray to rest for 35-40 minutes and allow to rise. Steam the baos for 8-10 minutes in steamer until puffed.
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