Chinese roast pork puff pastry

Chinese roast pork puff pastry

Author: Marvellina
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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of roughly 10 x 10 inch puff pastry
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten
  • White sesame seeds to sprinkle

Filling:

  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 large onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb of Chinese roast pork char siu, cut into small cubes - can be store bought or homemade
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 Tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Prepare the filling (can be done one day ahead)

  • Preheat a large skillet with cooking oil. Add in the onion and cook until they are soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add in the
  • Let the puff pastry sit at room temperature (if frozen) until you can easily fold the pastry, but not to the point of too soft and sticky. Add in the char siu and continue to stir fry for another 1 minutes. Add in hoisin sauce, brown sugar and continue to stir until combine. Add in water and bring to a boil and then add flour and continue to stir until the mixture is thickened. Have a taste. It should be sweet and savory. Add more brown sugar and salt as needed. Remove from heat and let it cool down completely before wrapping

Wrapping

  • Let the puff pastry sit at room temperature for few minutes until you can easily fold it (but to the point of too soft and sticky).
  • Dust your work surface with some all-purpose flour. Roll the pastry out until it is about 1/4-inch thickness. Use a pastry cutter if you have one to cut it out into about 2-inch square
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place about 1 tsp or more of filling in the middle of the square and then cover with another square. Pinch the edge to seal and use a fork to make some imprints (as shown in the video). Repeat with the rest. Place them in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Brush each pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with some white sesame seeds and bake for about 15-20 minutes (depending on the oven) until they are golden brown. Served warm