How to Prepare Perfect Steamed Tofu and Vegetable Buns (Macrobiotic & Vegan Recipe)

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  • Aug 01, 2020

Steamed Tofu and Vegetable Buns (Macrobiotic & Vegan Recipe). After our recent posts of the Perfect Prime Rib Roast and Bill's Pernil-Style Pork Roast to name a few, I felt the need to put out something meatless and tasty for our vegan and vegetarian readers or anyone who is really leaning into their New Year's Resolutions. Steamed tofu with a savory soy sauce garlic dressing. Here is how you cook that.

I love working on macrobiotic versions of my regular recipes. Use any ingredients you like for the filling. The seasoning for this recipe is not strong, so adjust it to your liking. [When making this in a fry pan]. You can have Steamed Tofu and Vegetable Buns (Macrobiotic & Vegan Recipe) using 16 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Steamed Tofu and Vegetable Buns (Macrobiotic & Vegan Recipe)

  1. You need of Manju dough.
  2. You need 150 grams of ◆Whole wheat flour.
  3. You need 150 grams of ◆Bread (strong) flour.
  4. You need 4 grams of ◆Salt.
  5. Prepare 5 grams of ◆Dry yeast.
  6. You need 15 grams of Beet sugar syrup (beet sugar).
  7. It’s 180 ml of Hot water (warmed to the touch).
  8. You need of Ingredients.
  9. Prepare 150 grams of Tofu.
  10. You need 1/4 of Cabbage.
  11. It’s 2 of Dried shiitake mushrooms.
  12. Prepare 50 grams of Green onion or scallion.
  13. Prepare 1 piece of Ginger.
  14. You need 2 tsp of Soy sauce.
  15. Prepare 1 tbsp of Salt (for cabbage).
  16. It’s 1 tsp of Sesame oil.

These vegetarian gua bao are a twist on classic braised pork belly gua bao. Instead of pork, the bao (steamed buns) are filled with pan-fried teriyaki tofu and quick pickled vegetables. If at all possible, use a scale to weigh the ingredients for the dough. You'll get the most consistent results this way.

Steamed Tofu and Vegetable Buns (Macrobiotic & Vegan Recipe) step by step

  1. [Making the dough] Combine all ◆ ingredients and mix well..
  2. Dissolve beet sugar syrup in water that's warm to the touch, add the hot water to the flour from Step 1 and knead..
  3. When the dough clumps up into one piece, keep it in a warm place and let it sit for the first proofing..
  4. Finely chop up the cabbage, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of salt and let it sit for 30 minutes..
  5. Strain excess water from the tofu by placing a weight on top of the tofu. (You can also briefly microwave the tofu.) Finely chop up the rest of the ingredients..
  6. After letting the cabbage sit for 30 minutes, there will be some excess water coming out, so drain the excess water using a kitchen towel..
  7. Stir-fry the ingredients in the order of ginger →dried shiitake mushrooms→green onion→tofu→and then cabbage. Season with salt, soy sauce and sesame oil..
  8. Punch down the dough after the proofing and divide it into 6 portions. Let it sit for another 10 minutes..
  9. [Shape] Roll out the dough into a round shape using a rolling pin. Roll out into about a thickness of 5 mm..
  10. Place the ingredients from Step 7 in the middle. Make sure not to put in too much filling, because you will not be able to wrap it..
  11. Stick together the side closest to you and the opposite side..
  12. Then stick both left and right sides of the dough together to the middle..
  13. Fold in the round part of the dough and stick them together to the middle, then the shaping is done! Let the dough sit in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes for the second proofing..
  14. After proofing, steam in a heated steamer for 15 to 20 minutes. Then you're all done!.
  15. It should look like this when it is ready..

If you love vegan dumplings like potstickers, gyoza, ravioli or baozi, you'll also love this simple step-by-step recipe for pan-fried steamed veggie Bao buns! These buns are also known as „sheng Jian bao" and similar to pan-fried pork soup dumplings but I made mine vegan stuffed with healthy leek and more vegetables! Once steamed, these buns freeze beautifully! Place steamed buns on a baking tray and place in the freezer. The tofu filling of these buns is marinated in a spicy, umami sauce so that it fully takes on the flavors and the buns are tender and coconutty.