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Grilled baozi with meat and eggplant

Baozi (包子) is a steamed stuffed bun typical of Chinese cuisine, eaten for both breakfast and lunch. It is also prepared in different variations (meat and/or vegetables) and can also have different sizes.

The recipe that I propose is the grilled baozi with meat and aubergines. INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH - 160 gr flour

- 125 g water

- 1 packet of dry yeast

- 1 teaspoon sugar

INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING - 100 gr minced pork

- 2 sliced Chinese eggplant (or 1 regular eggplant)

- 1 crushed garlic clove

- 1 piece grated ginger

- 1 tablespoon soy sauce

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon sugar

- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

- 1 Chinese wine spoon for cooking

- vegetable oil

- 1 finely chopped spring onion

- sesame seeds (optional)

PREPARATION - Mix flour, yeast, sugar and water in a bowl. Form a ball, cover with a cloth and leave to rest at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours.

- Heat the oil in a pan, fry the garlic and pour in the aubergines and spring onion. Deglaze with Chinese wine.

- Pour the aubergines and spring onion into a bowl. Combine pork, sugar, salt, pepper, soy sauce, ginger and mix.

- Dust the work surface with flour, fold the dough back on itself. Cut the dough into chunks and roll out discs with a rolling pin.

- Place the disk in the center of the palm of your hand and place a spoonful of filling in the centre. Proceed to close. The baozi is placed upside down, with the smooth side up.

- Pour some oil into a flat pan and brown the base of the baozi. Pour water up to 1/3 of the pan and cover with a lid. Cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes, until the water has been absorbed.

- Serve hot, sprinkling as desired with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.

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