Nora Daza

SIOPAO

Siopao
by Nora Daza

Dough:
4 1/2 c. all purpose flour
3 tsps. yeast
1 1/2 c. lukewarm water
4 tbsps. sugar
1/2 c. pork lard or vegetable shortening

disssolve yeast in lukewarm water. When dissolved, add sugar and 2 1/2 c. flour to make a soft sponge. beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Set aside to rise until double in bulk( about 30-40 minutes) add remaining flour and 1/4 cup fat to sponge and mix well. Turn onto a slightly greased board using remaining 1/4 c, fat(pork lard for greasing is preferable) and knead until smooth. Divide dough into 24 to 36 pieces depending on desired size. form into balls. flatten one ball of dough with the heel of the hand and put filling in the center. Gather the edges together and seal. Lay siopao on square piece of paper ( sealed side under) and set aside to rise for 20 to 30 minutes.

FILLING;

1/2 k. pork,cut into small pcs
or ground coarsely
2 onions quartered
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. water 2 tsps. sugar
1/2 tsp aji no moto
6 hard cooked egg,sliced (optional0

MIx together soy sauce,water,sugar,salt,onions and pork, Cook over low fire until tender. remove pork from sauce. use to fill siopao. Add egg silces and steam for 30 minutes or until done. serve left over sauce with siopao

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