Binging with Babish: Bao from Pixar’s Bao

Hey, what’s up guys?
Welcome back to Binging with Babish, where this week we’re taking a look at the bao buns, from Pixar’s Bao A.K.A one of those rare moments I get to use a recipe directly from the source. Because director Domee Shi provided her mother’s recipe for bao, which starts with four cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon of dry yeast, tiny-whisked together before adding 500 millilitres or 2.1 cups of water to the party. We’re just gonna fold that together using a rubber spatula until a cohesive dough forms at which point we’re gonna turn it out onto a lightly-floured countertop, kneading and adding flour or water as necessary, until it’s not too sticky, not too dry. Then we’re going to lightly oil a bowl, for rising purposes, plop our dough inside, cover and let rest for two hours. And please take note, this is the time during which you should make the pork filling. I didn’t do this, and I will regret it for the rest of my life. Anyway, after its two-hour rest, the dough should’ve about doubled in size. Mine is still pretty sticky so I’m gonna turn it out onto a heavily-floured work surface.

100 thoughts on “Binging with Babish: Bao from Pixar’s Bao

  1. Which part of eating a magically-sentient food tastes best: its thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, or ability to love?

  2. Is the egg in the filling necessary, what does it bring exactly ?
    (Both my mother and a friend of mine are allergic to egg)

  3. “How about we get this pork out onto a tray…. nice” hell yeah I saw what you did there 😂 I love him

  4. You might want to acquire some Chinese red food coloring and some yellow food coloring from an Asian grocer…… Use LOTS of sugar, red food color, yellow food color, five spice powder, ginger powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add to sliced 'pork neck' and bake in a moderate to hot oven.

  5. Today I learned that Babish watches steve1989 and homeboy from how to drink watches Townsends. Youtube just got smaller in the best way possible.

  6. m8 ily and your content but as a chinese person born and raised in asia, the way americans pronounce bao zi hurts my soul

  7. Can you cook snake meat or frog meat or food in general from metal gear solid 3 you kinda have snakes voice

  8. Hey Babish, would you please show us your take on Lembas bread from Lord of the Rings? I feel like you may be able to unlock the secret elven recipe.

  9. If you going to do bao bun, might as well go all out with dim sum cooking with babish side special? You got the director's mom to help you out.

  10. これはできますか?読めないのでしょうか says:

    more like bad puns

  11. GREAT! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏👏👏👏🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  12. As a Chinese cooking lover, I believe you steamed too long or put over saturated water in the dough which causing Bao sticked on the sheet. Hope this can help.

  13. Looks like Georgian khinkali – soup and meat filled giant dumplings. Nice. Need to try those bao then 😀

  14. I don’t want to roast him because I love his channel but….the way her pronounced zi in bao zi had me dEaD (6:19)

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