Pang Susis (Savoury Meat Buns)


You need two different ingredients to make the dough and the filling for this dish.
Ingredients for the dough: 
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled ,boiled and mashed finely
  • 500gms plain flour,
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast granules,
  • 4 tablespoons sugar,
  • 250gms butter,
  • 2 egg yolks,
  • 4 tablespoons warm milk ,
  • 2 tablespoons brandy

Ingredients for the filling:
  • 400gms minced meat of choice,
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice powder (Grind 2 star-anise, 4 cloves, 1'' cinnamon stick, small piece of nutmeg 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper,
  • 2 big onions peeled and chopped,
  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced,
  • 2 tablespoon sugar,
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oil for frying the filling

3 step process (1) make the dough (2) cook the filling (3) make the buns
(1) To make the dough:
  1. Sift flour and yeast into a bowl;
  2. Add in the sugar and mix to combine;
  3. Rub in the butter to form breadcrumb texture, then add the yolks one at a time;
  4. Knead well to achieve a soft dough;
  5. Add the warm milk, brandy and mashed sweet potato one set at a time;
  6. Knead well to incorporate all the ingredients into a soft smooth dough;
  7. Set aside to rise.
(2) To cook the filling:
  1. Heat oil in a pan and put in the minced meat stir fry 1 minute;
  2. Add the onions potatoes and spices;
  3. Stir the mixture;
  4. Add 2 Tablespoon water to help cook the meat and potatoes;
  5. Add the soy sauce and sugar; 
  6. Taste and adjust;
  7. Stir fry until all moisture is absorbed and meat cooked;
  8. Remove from heat to cool.
(3) To make the buns (Pangsusis): 
  1. Measure balls of dough to 60grams weight;
  2. Flatten on palm of hand; 
  3. Put 1tablespoon filling in the centre of dough; 
  4. Wrap to form an enclosed bun tapering at the edges; 
  5. Brush with egg white;
  6. Repeat process.

  7. Bake the buns on greased baking sheet at 180 degrees Centigrade for 20-25 minutes.