Chinese Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

Steamed Pork Buns
Chinese Steamed Pork BunsMatt Taylor-Gross

Cornstarch adds a silkiness to bao dough, mimicking the bleached, low-protein flour commonly used in Chinese bakeries (but harder to find in supermarkets). Lard adds tenderness, richness, and a subtle porky finish.