Don't mind the delicious matcha pudding that accidentally got in the shot.
Sourdough yeast is one of the few examples of recursion in nature, and I'm blessed to have such a healthy culture. It was worth it to write all of those recursion functions in Programming 1!! Now I'm great at taking a small piece of yeast and mixing it with flour every 10 days!
Anyways lets desecrate a pillar of Chinese cuisine and make baozi with this bacteria.
I used this recipe for the filling. Also it says to make the dough more watery than another type of steamed dough so I took that into account.
Oh btw I'm making this on a tight deadline. I gotta leave for work at 7 and it's six already. Though don't cringe, I prepared the dough last night.
The dough isn't as... "soft" as dough made with instant yeast but that's to be expected with sourdough tbh.
Hey, while I wait for the dough to rest I made the filling. That's what I call asynchronous cooking.
Are you ready to witness the most horrifyingly assembled baozi in your life?
Eat your heart out, Gordon Ramsey. But not yet. I gotta steam these fellas first.
My steamer is a mesh strainer over a pot of hot water. Dun dun duuuuuuun..... Let's get a clearer pic of the baozi.
What the fuck?
And there you have it folks, vegan sourdough baozi. I don't recommend trying this at home. The dough tastes sour and gross and overpowers the mapo tofu filling. And it's incredibly chewy and is just unappetizing in general.
I still tried to make a nice picture of it because the light was filtered beautifully this morning.
I'll be taking these to go. And don't worry, I ate all of them, even though it was disgusting.