Gluten Free Chicken Teriyaki Bao Buns

Gluten Free Chicken Teriyaki Bao Buns

This serves two people

Ingredients needed for Bao Bun Dough

To activate the yeast:

5g instant yeast

1 tsp of sugar

1 Tbsp warm water (not hot)

Dry ingredients for the dough:

88g corn floour

43g potato starch

45g glutinous rice flour

50g rice flour

1 tsp baking power

1/2 tsp salt

30g sugar

Wet ingredients for dough:

130ml warm water

30ml cooking oil

Ingredients for chicken teryiaki:

300g of chicken

1tbsp of sesame oil

3 garlic cloves grated

2cm of ginger grated

3tbsp of brown sugar

3tbsp of soy sauce ( mirin)

2tbsp of apple vinegar

1tbsp of mirin

1tbsp of sweet chilli

1tbsp of garlic granules

1 vegetable stock cube

Method for the Bao Bun Dough

The first thing you will need to do is activate the yeast. You do this by putting the yeast, 2tsp of sugar and 2Tbsp of warm water in a bowl mix together and leave for 10 minutes. the yeast should have be foamy and bubbly.

Whilst you are waiting for the yeast to activate stir all the dry ingredients in a large bowl to mix them up. then add the water oil and yeast mix and stir to roughly mix. Then knead the dough in the bowl. The dough should moist and a bit wet but not sticky to your fingers. If the dough feels dry add a bit of liquid. The dough doesn’t have any elasticity it feel a bit like playdough. Once the dough is ready cover and put in a warm place. I put mine in the airing cupboard for over an hour.

When the dough has doubled in size it is ready to start shaping into the buns. Split the mixture into 20 equal size pieces. Roll one piece at a time into a small ball place on a piece of greaseproof paper flatten the dough, place a piece of grease proof paper over half of the dough and fold over to create the classic Bao bun shape. Leave the buns to rest for 20min. Place 4-5 buns in a steamer and steam for 8 minutes. The buns are ready.

Method for the teryiaki chicken:

To begin with grate the garlic and ginger into a frying pan and cook with the seaseme oil for one minute.

After a minute place the chicken into the frying pan and fry until cooked ( about 8 minutes.)

Once the chicken is cooked place all the other ingredients into the frying pan and cook at a high heat until the sauce is thick.

Once this is done put in a bowl ready to place in the Bao Buns

We had the Bao buns with a homemade pickle