There are so many fun Chinese baking recipes that look pretty intimidating at first: you have to “activate” the yeast, let the dough rise, eyeball if it’s “doubled in size,” be careful not to punch too much air out while mixing… it can be hard! But a trick I like is to use store-bought dough or even biscuit dough. If you’re not a baking pro (like myself), the rustic appearance makes it so much homier.
These sesame-crusted scallion buns are inspired by sesame bread in China. Instead of one large sheet of bread, I divided the dough into hand-held packages. (But feel free to toss the whole dough into a large pan and watch it rise!) These fluffy buns are stuffed with a savory scallion filling and crowned with a coat of sesame seeds. To help the sesame seeds stay on, there’s also a light honey layer that also acts as a sweetener and moisture protector. Tasty and functional!
This is why I always have at least one #scallionstories ready 😉