Jamie Oliver makes irresistible Korean steamed buns for the festive season on Jamie’s Cracking Christmas.
Jamie says: “The popularity of crispy-pork-stuffed steamed buns has gone off the scale. They’re good value, really popular Korean street food, and the combination of these soft buns, sauces, pickles and pork will blow you away.”
The ingredients for the pork are: 1.2 kg higher-welfare pork belly , bone out, sesame oil and caster sugar.
For the buns: 400 ml semi-skimmed milk, 50 g unsalted butter, (at room temperature), 700 g good-quality Tipo 00 flour, plus extra for dusting, 1 heaped tablespoon caster sugar, 1 x 7g sachet of dried yeast, 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder and 1 heaped teaspoon bicarbonate of soda.
For the pickles: 1 cucumber, 1 bunch of radishes, 2 teaspoons caster sugar and 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.
To serve: 1 heaped tablespoon sesame seeds, 4 spring onions, 8 sprigs of fresh coriander, 1 fresh red chilli and hoisin sauce.