When we go out to dim sum, we always look for the cart carrying the “char siu sou”, or char siu pillow puffs. They are so enticing, with a delightfully flaky crust and savory filling. Annie got a hold of a recipe to make these at home.
Finely diced char siew fried with shallots and seasoned with oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and thickened with flour and water.
Make a pastry dough. Flatten them into squares and spoon a little filling in the center. Fold the dough over and press closed with the back of a fork. Brush with egg wash and bake.
Not quite restaurant dim sum quality, but tasty nonetheless. We’ll have to do this again and perfect the recipe.