Chinese pepper buns (胡椒餅) is a famous street food in Taiwan. This version is baked in your oven and makes a tasty appetizer of even as a full meal.
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Author: Eva Bakes
1 and ½cupsgreen scallionschopped
2Tablespoonsfreshly ground pepper
2teaspoonsground white pepper powder
½teaspoonChinese 5-spice powder
Allow your pizza dough to rest on the counter for about 30 minutes before using. If your pizza dough is frozen, allow it to thaw for several hours and make sure it's at room temperature.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the pork filling together with a wooden spoon or spatula. I like to add a few Tablespoons of water at the very end to give the filling a bit of extra juicy flavor (this is a tip from my mom). At this point, you can either proceed with the recipe or place it in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld together. Typically, I do this a few hours in advance but it's totally up to you.
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat on a large baking pan. Set aside.
Divide the pizza dough into 24 pieces. On a lightly dusted surface, roll out one piece of dough into a large circle. Place about 2 Tablespoons of filling in the middle. Top with a generous amount of scallions. Pinch two opposite ends of the dough together, and then repeat with the other two ends. Bunch the rest of the sides up towards the center and pinch together. Place seam side down on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Brush the top of each bun with the egg wash. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds. Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top starts to turn golden. Allow the buns to cool slightly before serving. We like eating these with sweet chili sauce or Korean hot sauce.