Cheesebaoger Delight


Prep time: 15 mins  
Cooking time: n/a
Serves: 6



For Baos:

  • 2.5 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp (5g) baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp (5g) active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp (25g) white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) neutral oil
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp (100ml) water

For the Filling:

  • 500g beef mince
  • 6 slices American-style cheese (or any melty cheese)
  • 12 slices pickles
  • 1/2 brown onion (finely diced and soaked in water for 15 minutes)
  • To serve: ketchup and American mustard

Cooking Instructions:


  1. To make the baos, add the flour, baking powder, yeast, sugar and oil to a stand mixing bowl set with the dough hook attachment. Heat the milk and water until very warm then pour into the mixing bowl. Mix on low-medium speed for about 10 mins or until a smooth dough ball forms.
  2. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and proof for about 1 hr or until doubled in size. Punch the dough down and knead it a few times to get some air out, then divide into 6 even pieces. Form your hand into a claw then roll the dough in a circular motion until smooth.
  3. Place on a lined steamer, spray with some water, cover then rest for a further 30-45 mins (or until about 50% larger in size).
  4. To cook the baos, place the covered steamer on a pot/wok filled with some water and heat over medium-high. When the water starts boiling, turn the heat to medium and steam baos for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the baos to rest over the water for a further 5 minutes.
  5. To make the beef patties, roll the mince into 6 equal balls then press flat to form patties. Heat an oiled cast iron pan over medium-high heat, sprinkle one side of the patties with salt and pepper and cook on that side for 2 minutes. Salt and pepper the other side then flip and cook for a further 2 minutes, adding a slice of cheese to the top so it melts.
  6. To assemble, slice a bao in half then spread some ketchup on both sides. Add the cooked beef patty to one bun, then add the mustard, 2 pickles and onions to the other bun. Press together to form the bao, assemble the other baos similarly then devour!


Ingredients for Cheesebaoger Delight

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