Perfectly grilled shrimp have a clean, sweet shrimp flavor with a nicely charred crust and a plump, juicy texture. Now, give them character by stuffing them into these tender steamed Chinese buns, complete with crunchy shredded cabbage, quick homemade pickles, and a spicy and creamy Sriracha mayonnaise.
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Here's a mashup you probably weren't expecting: Chinese char siu-stuffed bao collides with German pretzels and mustard-coated roast pork. That's right, I've invented a German pretzel Chinese bun, and believe me, it really is better than the sum of its parts.
German-Chinese fusion may sound strange, but when pillowy pretzel buns meet bao, and mustard-slathered roasted pork meats char siu, it works. Chinese hot mustard, sesame paste, and honey make a flavor-packed change-up from the traditional char siu sauce, while a special Chinese bread-making trick makes the pretzel buns even more moist and tender. It's impossible not to love this Deutsch version of a Dim Sum classic.
The cemita, a brioche-like bun from Puebla may well be the ultimate sandwich or hamburger bun. It has a sweet and savory flavor with a dense-yet-light crumb that can stand up to stacks and stacks of toppings without disintegrating or being overly firm.
Xiao long bao, Shanghai-style soup dumplings, have become legendary for good reason, but so far their doughier pan-fried cousins called sheng jian bao remain much less well-known here in the States. If you love XLB, you need to try sheng jian bao. Here's how to make them at home.
Xiao long bao, Shanghai-style soup dumplings, have become legendary for good reason, but so far their doughier pan-fried cousins called sheng jian bao remain much less well-known here in the States. If you love XLB, you need to try sheng jian bao. Here's how to make them, from the flavorful pork filling to the dough wrapper and combo pan-frying and steaming method.
Pan-fried buns are a common snack in Taiwan. Similar to pan-fried dumplings, they're crisped until golden on the bottom, yet steamed through so that the filling cooks along with the noodlelike dough.
Next time you fire up the grill, consider this replica of The Spotted Pig's famous chargrilled burger: a masterpiece of beef, brioche, and blue cheese.
The trouble with hot cross buns, at least in my experience, is they tend to not be very good. After finding sweet, sweet success using challah dough to make monkey bread, I realized that the water + yeast proofing technique used in challah dough, made for a fluffier, chewier bun than the scalded dairy technique I had tried before for other sweetened yeasted breads and this inspired me to play with the dough to make hot cross buns with the texture that I had been searching for.
These traditional sweet Easter buns are filled with raisins and cherries and topped with a frosting cross.
Good bread is an important part of a Thanksgiving feast and, to many a diner's sorrow, one that's all too often overlooked. Sure, a decent roll or biscuit can do its duty of sopping up gravy and being a vessel for warm butter, but it'll never stand out next to the turkey or stuffing. However, a really well-baked piece of bread can distinguish itself amongst the key components of your Thanksgiving feast, and most recipes are versatile enough for you to make them your own. Here are 17 bread, biscuit and bun recipes to give your Thanksgiving a sweet, buttery, starchy boost.
Who says pumpkin's just for dessert? These sweet buns laced with a hazelnut-graham cracker swirl are perfect breakfast treat. The sugary drizzle is optional but pretty.
These easy whole wheat buns pair nicely with sweet honey butter. Add a sprinkle of flour de sel if you like your breakfast salty-sweet.
[Photographs: Adam Kuban] Looks like Pho Cho Ben Thanh, which has Grand Opening! banners plastered across its façade and is running a debut special of 15% off, is so new there's no intel on it on the various websites....