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Chinese BBQ puffs, anyone? ‘叉燒酥’⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣Happy Wednesday, friends. You may have see…

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Chinese BBQ puffs, anyone?🙋🏻‍♀️ ‘叉燒酥’⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣Happy Wednesday, friends🤗. You may have seen/heard of this treat at dim sum restaurants or Chinese bakery shops that are usually made from char siu/BBQ meat. Now, you can make this dim sum dish at home with the recipe below & serve with your favorite tea.🥰⁣⁣⁣
Recipe (yields 12 puffs)⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 pack vegan puff pastry (mine came in 2 sheets of 9X9)⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 pack firm tofu, drain well & cut into tiny cubes⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 1.5 cups finely chopped King oyster mushrooms (about 2)⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 1/4 cup frozen peas⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ 1 small onion, finely chopped⁣⁣⁣⁣
~ oil, salt, tapioca starch, water, maple syrup, sesame seeds⁣⁣⁣⁣
🍃⁣Sauce: Mix together 1 tablespoon stir fry sauce, 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce, a pinch of five spice powder & white pepper, 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce (for color, optional) with 1/4 cup hot water. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣🍃Tapioca starch: mix 2 tablespoons tapioca starch with 1/3 cup water⁣⁣
✔️Thaw puff pastry based on package instructions. Meanwhile, pan fry tofu cubes in a heated non-stick pan with no oil until golden brown and place in a bowl.⁣⁣⁣⁣
✔️Using the same pan with 2 teaspoons oil, sauté onion until translucent. Add tofu cubes, mushrooms & cook for 1 minute or so on med-high heat.⁣⁣
✔️Stir in frozen peas & cook for few seconds, then add sauce & continue to cook until all tofu is well coated, about 1 minute. Turn heat to med-low, & quickly stir tapioca mixture to bind everything together. It’s going to be sticky😁⁣⁣⁣
✔️Pastry👀🎥: Divide one 9X9 sheet dough into 6 rectangles. For a flakier pastry, do not roll. Take one rectangle, add 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture to the top of the dough. Bring the top of the dough to meet the bottom 3/4 & seal. Then roll so the opening is at the bottom, slightly pinch to seal. Place the sealed bottom facing downward & with your forefingers, press the side & complete the seal with a fork.
✔️Place puffs on a lined baking sheet, bake at 400F preheated oven for 10-12 mins, remove & brush the puffs’ top with maple syrup/sugar water. Sprinkle sesame seeds & bake again for another 10-12 mins until golden brown. Serve warm😋⁣⁣

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