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Dinner Recipe

Steamed Jackfruit Buns

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For the filling

  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 400g Jackfruit
  • 100g plum and hoisin sauce

For the buns

  • 480g plain flour
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 25g fast yeast
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds - to garnish
  • 1 tsp sesame oil - to cook


  • 1/2 cup oat milk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup +1 tbsp water luke warm


For the Bao

In a large mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients, and mix together

Add the luke warm water and luke warm oat milk (it's crucial the liquid is room temperature so it reacts with the yeast)

Mix together with your hands and bring together to form a dough, then knead for 8-10 minutes

Once the texture of the dough is springy, pop it back in the bowl with a little oil to help remove it, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour


***This would be a perfect time to prepare the filling***


Once the dough has doubled in size (if it's cold you may need to leave it up to 2 hours) knock back the dough and roll into a fat sausage shape

Slice into 8-10 equal portions (refer to the images below)

Using a rolling pin, roll each portion into a circle around 1-2cm in thickness

Add 1 tsp of the hoisin sauce to the centre of each circle, then add 1 tbsp of the jackfruit filling on top, then bring the sides up and pinch the top to create the sealed bun

Place the filled buns to a bamboo steamer and steam for 8-10 minutes until the dough is spongey to touch

Garnish with coriander and sesame seeds and enjoy!

For the filling

Finely chop the spring onion, the ginger and garlic and fry in a wok with the sesame oil for 4-5 minutes

Drain the jackfruit and discard the hard edges, then add the rest to the frying pan and cook on a high heat for 5-10 minutes then add the hoisin sauce, keep on a medium heat for a further 10 minutes then set aside for the buns


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jackfruit bao bun vegan recipe
jackfruit bao bun vegan recipe
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vegan jackfruit steamed buns sainsburys
steamed jackfruit bun recipe vegan

Do Good Quality Pans Make a Difference?

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Sticky Sesame & Black Bean Tofu with Bao Buns

This is a paid collaboration with Circulon

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Sticky and crispy -  two of my favourite textures for an asian inspired dish of tofu stuffed bao buns. Before we get to the recipe let’s talk about the importance of GOOD pots and pans!


I’ve teamed up with Circulon to share the importance of investing in a few good pots and pans, especially non stick and oven proof to make use of all your recipes.


I wanted to make the stickiest dish I’ve created that needs to be fried and then finished off in the oven….. Queue this delicious recipe!


How many of you have had to add a gallon of oil just to stop your onions sticking to the bottom of a pan, or had to scrape off slightly burnt sauce at the bottom of your pasta pot?

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The Right Tools

I’m a real advocate for having a few essential kitchen tools such as sharp knives and good pans. You don’t need to buy loads, which is why this pan works a treat.

I’ve got the Circulon Momentum Frying Pan to be exact and whether you’re frying or toasting in the oven / grille it can work for every scenario as the handles can handle the heat - up to 220ºC without any heat spots-  I know as I stupidly grabbed the handle with my bare hands (ouch).


250g firm tofu cubed into 4cm thick blocks

3 cloves garlic peeled & minced

1 red onion finely chopped

1 red chilli

150g shitaake mushrooms chopped


4 tbsp black bean sauce

2 tbsp tamari

1 tbsp tamarind paste

1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Generous pinch salt


4 bao buns

2 pak choi

1 tbsp sesame seeds

Coriander to garnish

Sriracha sauce (optional)




Preheat the oven to 200ºC


In your Circulon pan add ½ tsp oil and gently fry off the red onion until softened, then add the chilli and  minced garlic cloves and fry for an additional 1 minute


Add the mushrooms and cubed tofu then the black bean, tamarind, honey and tamari and fry for around 10 minutes


Top with ½ tbsp sesame seeds and pop in the oven for 8 minutes to crisp


In a bamboo steamer bring a flat pan of shallow water to simmer then steam the bao buns and pak choi for around 5-8 minutes


Using and oven glove (don’t forget like I did) and take the pan out of the oven and give a stir


Assemble the bao buns with the sticky filling, steamed pak choi and top with sesame seeds, fresh coriander and additional chilli if you like it spicy!


I served mine with a hot sriracha sauce too!

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A few more details

Better yet it’s dishwasher safe, and going from handwashing everything in my tiny flat, to owning a dishwasher this is pure heaven. I’m quite a lazy cook and even lazier when it comes to the dishes so having pots and pans that you can bung in the dishwasher is amazing.

Circulon offer a pretty impressive lifetime guarantee, showing their confidence in the product.

If you fancy getting yourself one of these, you can find them here,

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