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Spiced tofu bao buns with pineapple cucumber salad

Ever wanted to make your own bao buns? This recipe shows you how.
Spiced tofu bao buns
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Spiced tofu
Pineapple cucumber salad


Spiced tofu bao with pineapple cucumber salad


Place tofu on a small wire rack over a tray, top with a second tray (or plate); weight with cans of food. Stand 30 minutes or until tofu is a firmer texture.


Meanwhile, make bao. Cut eight 12cm squares from baking paper. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Add coconut milk; stir with a fork until just combined. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently for 1 minute or until smooth. Divide dough into eight pieces; roll out each piece into a 15cm long oval. Brush half of each oval lightly with oil; fold in half crossways. Place each bao on a square of baking paper; cover loosely with plastic wrap. Cook bao in two batches in a large steamer over a saucepan of simmering water for 8 minutes or until cooked through.


Cut pressed tofu crossways into 8 slices. Dust with five spice and chilli; season with salt. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat; cook tofu, in batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden.


Spread bao with mayonnaise; fill with tofu, salad and peanuts.


Make the pineapple and cucumber salad. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl; season with salt.

You can press the tofu up to a day ahead; keep covered in the fridge.


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