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Jul 15, 2008 03:25 PM

asian bread baking lessons in bay area?

hey c.hounds,
So, I'm trying to figure out a way to get someone to TEACH me how to make asian-style buns (baked- like red bean, scallion-- and steamed)-- either through an internship/apprenticeship with an asian bakery OR informal lessons with anyone who is experienced (i'll pay!) OR formal classes.

Any ideas?!? Does anyone have an family member/family friend/grandma who'd be down to teach a Berkeley student how to get their bake on?

Thank you!

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    1. Wow...really interesting request, and not one that I've heard. Surprisingly, though I love asian baked goods, I never thought about "learning", maybe because I assume they're just so simple?

      Can't help with the baked question, but as far as steamed man tou-type ones go, the way my grandma and dad make them is SO easy: simply combine flour, water, and starter (or yeast) until it reaches a kneadable consistency, let rise, knead/shape, and steam. Voila! No salt, sugar, whatever. Never saw a measuring cup, spoon, or bowl whipped out.