Chinese Vegan Baked Goods – Sweet Bread Mon Tao & Date Stuffed Pancakes Dousha Guo Bing

Chinese Food is Awesome, Making Vegan Baked Goods is Tasty and Healthy

When I was in china, one of my favorite things to do in the morning was visit the street markets. Every vendor on the street sold something different, but it was all fresh, and made to order. Most of these street vendors made better food than restaurants making asian cuisine here in the states. My favorite dishes from markets include Mon Tao, and Bing. In either case, Finding Chinese Vegan Baked Goods is like searching for unobtanium. It does not exist.

Ordinarily, Chinese baked goods are made with lard, dairy, and or animal derivatives. Thankfully, I have experience baking and a knack for improvisation.


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Mon Tao Chinese Sweet Bread, Flaky Delicious Biscuits from Heaven

Mon Tao is a sweet bread roll, made with sweetened and condensed milk. Being vegan, I do not consume animal products. I decided to recreate the dish without any of my animal friends.

Making sweet bread is simple, quick and easy. It has minimal ingredients and can be made within 20 minutes. Traditionally mon tao are eaten alongside warm soymilk, the ultimate comfort food. 

Moreover, western culture has a similar comfort food white bread with dairy milk, which is just as euphoric. 

 

 


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Chinese Red Date Stuffed Pancakes, Vegan Dousha Guo Bing

Stuffed pancakes, or bing are traditionally stuffed with anything from meat, to mashed lotus root paste. This is a versatile dish that is traditionally eaten from breakfast and or lunch. Most street vendors offer these pancakes stuffed with meat, onions and parsley.

During holidays, pancakes can be found with different stuffings. Common stuffing includes red bean, sweet red date, and other pastes made from fruits, and vegetables.

Stuffed pancakes are not only delicious, but they are also nutritious. This comfort food can be made to enjoy guilt free in the freedom of your kitchen.

In addition, making stuffed pancakes is easier than you think, the ingredients are simple. All it takes is a steady pair of hands, and a little bit of patience.


 

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Chinese Vegan Baked Goods – Mon Tao Sweet Bread Recipe

Vegan Mon Tao Recipe Ingredients 
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup warm water
6 Tbsp Turbinado or Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Baking Soda
4 Tsp Salt (general rule of thumb is 1 tsp per cup of flour)
3 tbsp active yeast(optional)



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Mon Tao Sweet Bread Instructions

You are going to need two bowls, one large, and one small for mixing the ingredients. 

  1. Combine the water with the sugar in the smaller bowl then mix(add yeast if you choose to use it)
  2. Add dry ingredients to the big bowl and thoroughly incorporate the ingredients
  3. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry mixing bowl. 
  4. Gently fold over the ingredients until the dough is formed. Add extra water or flour if necessary. This shortbread does not need to be kneaded.

***Caution

Over kneading the dough will cause it not to rise if you did not use yeast. 

You can either bake or steam the bread, I prefer to bake them as they come out crunchier. Baking them also adds awesome texture.

If you added yeast you have to let the dough rise for at least one hour before handling again. 

Steaming the buns takes the a bit more time than baking about 18 – 22 minutes. If you are baking them, preheat the oven to 425 and bake for 12 – 18 minutes. Bake them until they are golden brown.

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Date Stuffed Pancakes

Chinese Red Date Stuffed Pancakes, Vegan Dousha Guo Bing Recipe 

Red Date Stuffed Pancakes Recipe Ingredients 
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup warm water
2 Tbsp Turbinado or Brown Sugar
4 Tsp Salt (general rule of thumb is 1 tsp per cup of flour)
3 tbsp active yeast(optional)
1 Package Dried Chinese Red Dates

Vegan Duosha Guo Bing Recipe Instructions

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Sweet Red Dates

You are going to need three bowls, one large, one medium, and one small for mixing the ingredients. 

  1. Combine the water with the sugar in the smaller bowl then mix(add yeast if you choose to use it)
  2. Add dry ingredients to the big bowl and thoroughly incorporate the ingredients
  3. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry mixing bowl. 
  4. Fold over the ingredients until the dough is formed. Add extra water or flour if necessary. Knead the dough and allow to rise for up to 2 hours.
  5. Boil water, and carefully add to the third bowls and allow to soak. By the time the dough is has finished rising the dates should be ready to blend. 

 


Sweet Date Preparation Instructions

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Processing the Dates
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Blended Date Paste

After the dates have soaked up the water, strain them then add to a food processor or blender. Add a splash of oil to help with the blending process. 

Blending the dates requires a special technique. Pulse the dates for about 3 – 4 second bursts, and stir the mix. Repeat the process until the dates have been blended into a fine paste.

 

 

 

 

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Cooking the Date Paste Down
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Cooked Down Date Paste

 

After the dates have been blended the excess water needs to get cooked out. This is a tedious process that requires a quick hand. I used a ceramic and oiled pot for the job and it came out perfectly.

I used a splash of grey goose vodka as I was cooking them down to add flavor. The mixture needs to be constantly stirred and cooked for about 8-12 minutes on low-medium heat.

After the dates have been cooked down they should come out looking like the picture on the right. Be careful not to overcook them, this is easy to do if left unstirred.

 


Preparing the Dough for the Stuffing

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Bing Dough
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Raised Dough

 

Now it’s time to prepare the dough.  Roll out a baking sheet, and flour thoroughly. 

Flour your hands, and grab a handful of the raised dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place unto the floured sheet.

After you have balled up all the dough, allow it to rise again. By the time it is done rising the second time, the date paste should have cooled down.

If the paste is hot it will rip through the dough while rolling. 

 

You will want to oil your hands for this next step. Grab a rolled dough and flatten it out into a circle. Depending on the size of the balls you made, use approximately 1 – 2 heaping tbsp of stuffing. Put the stuffing in the middle of the circle and fold it over. 

Heat up some oil in a pan, and fry each side until golden brown.

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3 thoughts on “Chinese Vegan Baked Goods – Sweet Bread Mon Tao & Date Stuffed Pancakes Dousha Guo Bing

  • February 19, 2017 at 3:23 am
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    Hello, its nice article concerning, I like the media print, this is a great source of data.

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  • February 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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    Mon Tao makes my belly happy

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  • April 1, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    I grew up with chinese – filipino neighbors who made this a few times a week. They spoiled me with their good eats, and I have been looking for a recipe similar to what they used to make.

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