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Pork Floss & Spring Onion Bun

I made pork floss the other day, and the idea of making pork floss & spring onion bun came to me. I don’t have much experience of making bread. So I search on YouTube and found this video:

I just followed this recipe.

If you want to make pork floss at home, you can please refer to my previous blog:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2018/10/30/homemade-pork-floss/

For those who cannot read Chinese, I can help to do some translation:

Ingredients for bread

salt 2g

sugar 10g

yeast 4g

egg 1

butter 20g

bread flour 230g

water 100g

  1. dissolve yeast in warm water and rest for 10 mins.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients.
  3. Combine all ingredients above except butter till it become a dough.
  4.  Cut butter into the dough. Two options: bread machine or by your hands. I knead the dough by my hands. I was kneading it and watching a TV drama at the same time. The whole kneading process last for 1 and a half episode.
  5. Place the dough in a bowl, cover with plastic warp and let it rise till 2 times big.
  6. Flatter it into a disc. Put it into a 27×27 baking pan.
  7. Place the baking pan into oven, with a big bowl of hot water underneath. Let the dough rise again till 2 times big.
  8. Preheat oven to 180 degree c.
  9. Brush dough with egg. Sprinkle white sesame and spring onion (green part).
  10. Into the oven and bake for 12 mins.
  11. Cut bread into squares or whatever shape you like.
  12. Take two pieces of them. Brush the back with mayonnaise. Sprinkle a little pork floss. Stick them together. Then brush the edges with mayonnaise, dip in pork floss.

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I was very generous with pork floss and used all the pork floss I made before. I have to admit that my bread is not so soft as the ones sold in bakery shop. My husband still like them though.

Homemade Pork Floss

Actually I didn’t know where floss can be used except bread until my husband told me he used to add floss in porridge. And the other day, when I was in a supermarket shopping for ingredients to stuff my fridge, I noticed that a box of 300g lean pork is s$3.5 while a small box of pork floss is over S$5.0. I was like “hmm, since lean pork is much cheaper, maybe I can try to make pork floss by myself.”

Actually, making pork floss doesn’t need many ingredients, but it does requires a lot of patience.

1. Cut lean pork into slices around 1 cm thick.

2. Place pork into a pot. Add in enough cold water about 2-3 cm higher than pork.

3. Turn to high heat and bring the water to boil. Skim the soup, remove the foam. Add in ginger slice, star anise, 1 tablespoon cooking wine and 1 tsp salt. Cover the lid and simmer for 30 mins.

4. Take the pork out. Cool and let them dry.

5. Put all pork into a zip bag. Use rolling pin to pat the pork till there is no more big lumps of meat. If there is still big chunk of pork, you can tear it into small pieces by hand.

6. Heat a pan. Add in 2 tsp oil. Turn to lowest heat.

7. Add pork in. Stir fry with patience till pork starts to become a bit fluffy.

8. Add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sugar.

9. Stir fry till pork fully mixed with soy sauce and sugar.

10. Put fried pork pieces into a blender. Blend till they become completely fluffy.

11. Then put them back into the pan. Stir fry to dry them up.

12. Spread them in a big plate. Cool down and also to dry up completely.

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