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GAI MEI BAO (CHINESE BREAKFAST PASTRY)


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Ingredients

Bread Dough
1 lb of bread flour
1 ½ eggs
4 tsp of yeast
¾ cup warm water
2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 ½ oz sugar

Filling:
3 oz butter
4 oz sugar
1 ½ oz of coconut
1 oz flour
2 oz cornstarch
2 tbsp milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract

Topping:
1 oz plain flour
1 ½ oz soft butter
1/2 oz of sugar


PREPARATION


Make dough and place in glass bowl and cover with cheesecloth. Allow dough to rise until it is in double inside (usually 4 hours) Knead out dough (do not roll!) and divide into 24 equal parts.


Make filling, keep them cool.


Assemble bun with filling making sure you seal the opening well


Pipe 3 thin lines of topping on each end of the dough


Bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes. If it is starting to get too brown turn down temperature


Glaze with sugar syrup well done.


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